Hunter Douglas Luminette® Privacy Sheers are remarkable for their timeless beauty and infinite degrees of light control. But there's more to Luminette sheers than meets the eye, and their functional benefits make them a preferred choice for today's green consumer.
Beyond their amazing appearance, Luminette sheers provide important energy-saving elements such as superior ultraviolet (UV) protection, which guards home furnishings; solar heat gain control, which saves energy; and daylighting, which brings light deep into a room and reduces electricity consumption.
Today's larger windows can flood a home with sunlight. While we might enjoy natural light, we don't want the sun's UV rays to fade or discolor furniture, carpets, artwork and other valuable possessions. Some window coverings block UV rays when closed, but Luminette sheers, with 180 different degrees of light control, protect against UV damage when vanes are closed, rotated and fully opened.
Solar Heat Gain
In the summer months, we want to keep out as much solar energy as possible, but in the cold of winter we want solar energy to enter and warm the home. Luminette Privacy Sheers can dramatically control solar heat gain. This keeps the home cooler in summer, reducing cooling costs and energy usage. A standard double-pane window has a solar heat gain coefficient of 0.76. This means 76 percent of energy enters through a bare window and is reduced to 20 percent by Luminette sheers when vanes are closed.
Using natural light to illuminate home interiors is called daylighting, and when properly controlled, it can be an effective way to reduce electric light use and save energy. The goals of daylighting are to diffuse incoming light for an even intensity and to bring light deeper into the room. The sheer panels of Luminette Privacy Sheers effectively diffuse sunlight as it enters a room to soften glare, making harsh sunlight soft, transforming the look of a room and providing greater visual comfort.
Hunter Douglas Luminette Privacy Sheers are a product that offers efficiency and beauty!
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Hunter Douglas Inc., headquartered in Pearl River, NY, is the leading manufacturer of custom window coverings in North America. Click here for a Brief History of Hunter Douglas.