“Traditionally, creating a daylight design was done through this complex series of calculations where you would end up with screeds and screeds of information relating to different hours of the day, different areas, and different locations within a room, dwelling or floor,” HomeTech’s Manny Boyack says.
“With this new software we’ve developed, all that is a thing of the past. The new Solatube Daylighting Calculator software comes up with a compliant daylight design based on a number of variables, such as the size of the room, how high it is, the drop of the tubular device, and where it is geographically.
“The design will then tell you exactly how the tubular devices will perform and what sort of light it will deliver into an area – it can be created to achieve a specific lux level,” Manny says. “Without this software, it was almost impossible to tell exactly how tubular devices would perform. It takes the guesswork out of providing light performance levels.”
HomeTech is the only New Zealand company to provide this software-based calculation and offers it as a free service for any type of project.