Danpal carries a range of both vertical and horizontal glazing systems, each allowing a high-tech industrial building, to maximise the use of natural daylight. The need for greater illuminance is dictated by the nature of the industry, and functions carried out by the inhabitants of the building.
As tasks become more intricate, then we the need for higher levels of light intensity becomes obvious, and we measure this in LUX levels.
Illuminating the industry work areas
The illumination level must be adapted to the nature and the precision of the work that needs to be performed. To illuminate the work area, it is recommended to use local lighting, adapted to complement the general lighting of the premises.
- For inland circulation: 40 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For changing rooms and bathrooms: 120 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For blind premises assigned to permanent work: 200 Lux Minimum Illumination
Lighting for Outdoor Spaces:
- For taxiways: 10 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For outdoor areas assigned to permanent work: 40 Lux Minimum Illumination
Lighting for Specific Work Areas:
- For average mechanics and office-based typing work: 200 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For machine processing and office-based drawing work: 300 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For fine mechanics, engraving, drawing and colour comparison: 400 Lux Minimum Illumination
- For precision engineering, fine electronics, and various controls: 600 Lux Minimum Illumination
Today the World Demand for Daylight Solutions for Distribution Centre Applications is Growing!!
Large-scale distribution centres are breaking the stereotype by instituting a variety of cosmetic and functional changes — making them more efficient and worker-friendly.
Amazon’s 1.2 million square foot facility in Phoenix, AZ is a prime example of how the aesthetics and design of distribution centres have changed. In Amazon’s case, this fundamental design shift is aimed at improving accuracy and efficiency, to fulfil their promise of next-day delivery. Their Arizona facility, known as “PHX6,” is startlingly bright, lit by overhead skylights and white LED bulbs.
This mix of natural and engineered light illuminates the spotless floors below and a field of giant machines and storage aisles. Conveyer belts snake between different sections of the warehouse, quickly carrying small packages and tools between designated drop points. The back wall of the building houses a sea of loading docks that open to an ocean of asphalt.
This trend in distribution centre design, may be pioneered by AMAZON, but is being followed closely by other industrial and commercial giants! DANPAL has a range of natural light architecture solutions, to satisfy these needs if only we understand the potential for our systems.
DANPAL Systems Specific to High-Tech Industrial Applications
Danpavault – unlimited length and flexibility, the Danpavault barrel vault skylight system combines all the advantages of Danpalon® together with a skylight of an unlimited length, offering easy integration with various roof types including profiled metal and concrete.
- Unlimited length.
- Allows a greater amount of light compared to flat light openings, per area of roof light opening.
- Self-supporting skylight.
- Easy to install and compatible with many roof types.
- Excellent light diffusion.
- 100% watertight.
- High load capacity.
DANPAL Roofing Skylight – The panel’s unique structure – with tight spacing between the ribs – produces a superior quality of light and an aesthetically pleasing look. Using materials with excellent flexibility, transparency, and tonal qualities compared to glass, Danpal® delivers the perfect balance of light and thermal dynamics. Specifically designed for architectural daylight applications, it is available in various colours and light transmission options with either a glossy or a matt finish.
HIGH THERMAL INSULATION
The unique cell structure of the panels provides better thermal insulation, resulting in improved ‘U’ and ‘R’ values to ensure greater energy efficiency.
EXTENDED UV PROTECTION
Danpalon® panels offers a co-extruded UV protection that results in longer system life.
HIGH IMPACT RESISTANCE & STRENGTH Due to the panel’s special cell structure it offers the highest resistance to impact. Extruded with standing seams, the panel’s double tooth grip-lock connection ensures longevity in resistance to high winds, snow loads and hail damage.
DANPAL Façade System – When it comes to the perfect facade, finding the equilibrium is key. Excess light results in undesired glare and uncomfortable amounts of heat. Using materials with superior flexibility, transparency, and tonal qualities compared to glass, Danpal® delivers the perfect balance of light and thermal dynamics for any facade. With superior insulating properties, Danpal’s facade systems ensure good thermal comfort. Their unique translucency also ensures optimum visual comfort with even light diffusion.
The glazing panel’s unique structure transmits an even diffusion of natural light. Specifically designed for architectural daylight applications, the tight spacing between the ribs produces an aesthetically appealing look.
UNPARALLELED DESIGN FLEXIBILITY
Concealed joints create a flush external that can warp and twist if necessary.
The double “click” locking seam enables higher load resistance.
HIGH THERMAL INSULATION
Danpal® façade’s unique cell structure generates superior thermal insulation. The subsequent improvements in ‘U’ and ‘R’ values offer significant benefits to the overall energy efficiency of a building.
We have a full range of Danpalon based systems that can be integrated into both NEW, and EXISTING high-tech industrial projects. As we have seen, with companies such as AMAZON building new distribution centres around the globe, a highly specified DANPAL daylighting solution – will certainly be in demand. Speak with your DANPAL representative, and find out how we can challenge the norm, and set new standards for your next high-tech industrial project!