Daylight redirection has been an important topic in daylighting for quite some time now. As new systems are being developed and improved, the possibilities only become more fascinating!
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The most effective way to bring daylight into a building (besides opening the roof) are reflecting elements in front of the facade.
Similar concepts can also work inside the facade, provided that there is enough room. Obviously, the maintenance is much simpler here.
The traditional concept of louvers for solar protection has recently been combined with many fresh ideas.
Many systems exist that are integrated into double glazings, some of which have only been developed recently. This eliminates all maintenance costs, but offers many challenges due to the limited space available.
What works in the facade should be fair enough for skylights. However, the problem to solve there is normally rather the solar protection instead of daylight redirection.