Solar Indoor Lighting: SolaLum

"The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) estimates that in 2014, about 412 billion kilowatthours (kWh) of electricity were used for lighting by the residential sector and the commercial sector in the United States. This was about 15% of the total electricity consumed by both of these sectors and about 11% of total U.S. electricity consumption.Residential lighting consumption was about 150 billion kWh or about 14% of total residential electricity consumption.

The commercial sector, which includes commercial and institutional buildings, and public street and highway lighting, consumed about 262 billion kWh for lighting or about 19% of commercial sector electricity consumption in 2014."
U.S Energy Information Administration Annual Energy Outlook report [1]

SolaLum has an innovative, patented approach for greater efficiency and adoption of solar lighting solutions. A hybrid solar radiation collection and distribution system comprises both passive solar and active solar components, generating electric potential and distributing healthy full spectrum daylight indoors.

SolaLum is a solar powered hybrid lighting system that tracks and concentrates sunlight with a solar receiver/collector dish. The sunlight is transferred using fiber optics to the patented SolaLum light distribution chamber system. The light is transferred by fiber optics to the light fixture, emitting natural daylight. The SolaLum system senses and measures the incoming natural light and supplements the lighting needs with the LED component as needed.

The SolaLum System is a hybrid lighting system that delivers both solar, and D.C and A.C. (AC/DC) electrical power. SolaLum is a four part system: 1) the sun dish receiver/collector, 2) the Light Distribution chamber, 3) the light distribution manifold, and 4) connector to indoor light fixtures. There four components are connected via fiber optics and LEDs. 

How it works