What is a LightCatcher and what does it do?

What is a LightCatcher?

Thanks to an ingenious mirror and technology-based system, the LightCatcher brings more daylight into your buildings.
This makes it a cheap and ecological alternative to light shafts or traditional domes.
The LightCatcher generates green energy and plenty of light, and puts a stop to temperature fluctuations.

The basic principle

The basic principle of the LightCatcher is very simple. A mirror integrated within a polycarbonate light dome looks for the optimum light spot. This is usually the sun but if the sun is blocked by clouds or obstacles it finds another spot. The mirror captures the incoming daylight, which is then reflected, filtered, and amplified in a light shaft before spreading throughout your building.

This means that you can have your lights off for an average of ten hours a day because you now have bright and pleasant daylight with the LightCatcher. An opening in your roof of only 1.6 sqm provides sufficient light for a floor area of 60 to 120 sqm.
And it’s completely free! The LightCatcher mirror is driven by patented sensor technology that always searches for the optimum light spot without using up one cent’s worth of energy. A small integrated solar panel ensures that the LightCatcher works completely autonomously without having to be connected to the electricity grid. This is how the LightCatcher brings the maximum amount of daylight into a building through an exceptionally small opening in the roof (especially in industrial and public buildings) without the disadvantages of traditional light domes or light shafts, and at a lower price. Plenty of light, pleasant light, free light, healthy light.

Best Available Technology

EcoNation has developed the LightCatcher in collaboration with the University of Ghent (Worldwide Patent). The LightCatcher is the only light dome that complies with all the requirements for the Best Available Technology. This means that the LightCatcher exceeds the strictest European standards with regard to light efficiency, light diffusion, thermal insulation and eco-friendly manufacturing (the carbon footprint of a LightCatcher is around 6.6 times smaller than that of traditional light domes = less material for more light).

Subsidies

As a result, the LightCatcher is at the moment the only light dome that is eligible for subsidies. These differ per country and region. In some countries, subsidies can cover 18 to 50% of the cost. But our technology is super-efficient even without subsidies.
With an average cost-recovery period of two to four years – and sometimes even less – the profitability of our LightCatcher is particularly high.

You can find out more on this site. Discover what our customers think and have a look at the LightCatcher’s references. You will find out about the technology used. And we will explain how the energy savings work.
Do you think that the LightCatcher could be of interest to you for your project or your buildings?
Perhaps you would like an energy study tailored to your project or a lighting calculation, or you have a question about the technical side.
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