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Whether it’s at home, in the office, or in some other type of building, we spend up to 90 percent of our time in closed rooms – often without natural daylight or fresh air. With that in mind, buildings have a significant impact on our quality of life.
Daylight increases our efficiency and boosts motivation. So to ensure we can take full advantage of the positive effects of daylight, even in closed rooms, dynamic solar shading has a huge role to play.
In office buildings, for example, computer monitor work involves maximum requirements with respect to the combination of daylight, illumination and glare protection. Selection of the correct automatic solar shading ensures high user comfort, good protection against heat and glare-free computer workstations.
Rooms filled with daylight are much more comfortable places to work – and live. That said, too much sunlight can quickly lead to glare. Not only does this cause eye damage, it also often results in fatigue and headaches. Modern solar shading solutions offer dynamic protection, as the positioning of the curtains can be adjusted depending on the conditions outside.
When the sun is shining and the rooms inside are starting to feel like a greenhouse, people want protection from the sun on one hand, and the ability to make the most of the daylight without losing contact with the outside world on the other. External venetian blinds, for example, don’t have to be closed entirely; the slats can simply be rotated just enough to shield the sun. This position reflects the powerful direct radiation while still letting through enough daylight. Positioned in this way, the slats still offer visual contact to the outside world.
Feeling at ease also means being able to decide for yourself on the amount of privacy you would like in your own home. With blinds and awnings, you are protected against the unwanted gaze of others from outside. You want to “seal off” a room, without having to sit in the dark? No problem: place the slats at the desired height and at the desired angle: The light comes in – prying eyes remain outside.