INDIANAPOLIS, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Firestone Building Products Company, LLC today announced the company will be the sole roofing distributor of the SunWave SMRT (solar motion response technology) Daylighting Solution to commercial roofing contractors. SunWave SMRT allows businesses and schools to reduce their energy use for lighting by 50-80%.
According to Riaz Hasan, Product Manager for Accessories, "As daylighting and other non-electrical lighting options emerge, Firestone's continued commitment to innovation is demonstrated in this new daylighting system. The benefits to both the building owner and the occupant are significant."
SunWave SMRT provides the following advantages:
- Reducing operating expenses – SunWave SMRT provides up to 64,000 lumens of light (equivalent to an 800 watt metal halide bulb) with each unit's diffuser component. This LEED certified product reduces energy use during peak hours and the product's two thermal barriers help reduce dependence on air conditioning used to offset the heat created by electrical light fixtures. In addition to possible tax credits, many utility companies provide additional incentives for this type of solar powered energy product.
- Durability – The lifecycle of a SunWave SMRT unit has tested up to 30 years under extreme environmental conditions (from -20 to +200 degrees F), sustaining winds of up to 105 miles per hour and fall protection of up to 1200 lbs dropped from six feet. Additionally, a SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution unit can withstand up to four inches of rain per hour with driving winds of 70 mph. Each unit includes a 10 Year Manufacturer's Warranty.
- Rise in Productivity – Numerous studies prove that natural light provides a more productive work environment. The SunWave SMRT unit diffuses light to eliminate shadows and block harmful ultraviolet rays. Schools report improved student performance, work places experience less absenteeism and retail sales increase in stores.
The SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution provides better color rendition and absence of flicker as well as more captured light when the sun is low in the sky. SunWave SMRT joins the Firestone SunWave™ Prismatic Daylighting Solution, also used in roofing applications for retail centers, schools and warehouses.
About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC
Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) is a leading manufacturer of EPDM, TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems, polyiso insulation and accessories for the commercial roofing industry. Firestone also offers a number of green roofing products including photovoltaic, daylighting and vegetative roofing systems. Beyond superior roofing products, FSBP offers installation expertise and product support through roofing solutions and technical services departments and an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives. FSBP is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Visit www.firestonebpco.com.
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