The VELUX® Dynamic Dome commercial skylights combine architectural elegance with increased light harvesting capabilities to bring more natural light inside warehouse-style buildings for a longer amount of time, resulting in savings on electrical lighting costs. The design allows more sunlight in while keeping other elements out.
The geometric pattern of ridges and ribs on Dynamic Domes improves light harvesting by presenting a flat wall to the sun when it’s at low angles. This allows light to be captured and transmitted to the interior of the building rather than bouncing off. In product simulations, these commercial skylights harvested up to 56 more minutes of additional sunlight per day for a potential yearly lighting savings of up to 340 hours.
A fail-safe proprietary wicking system evacuates condensation to the exterior of the Dynamic Dome. In addition, an encapsulating one-piece Thermoplastic inner frame allows for dry installation (no caulk or curb tape needed), provides an impenetrable water barrier without exposed holes to the exterior (air/water/bug filtration), and is 100% thermally broken (the frame is the thermal break) with a fail-safe extra layer of water protection; there is no path for water to enter the building. The Dynamic Dome also features 50-year silicone; a glazing spacer that provides condensation release and reduces noises associated with expansion and contraction; and an inner dome that rests on material with similar expansion/contraction durability.
The Dynamic Dome comes in common industry sizes; custom sizes can be manufactured in other dome types. It is available in four standard glazing options—Impact Modified Acrylic, LuxGuard Polycarbonate, LuxGuard Plus Polycarbonate (meets requirements for Impact/High Velocity Hurricane Zones), and General Purpose Acrylic—and a broad variety of outer and inner dome combinations. The standard clear, smooth outer dome over a white prismatic inner dome provides 100% diffusion of light and delivers 20% more light than a skylight that uses prismatic as both the inner and outer dome. Three single- or double-insulated curb models in varying heights are offered in galvanized steel or aluminum. Other options include exterior safety screens and interior safety/security mesh fall protection.
By integrating a repeating pattern of ridges and ribs based on the geometry of an octahedron, the Dynamic Dome offers strength within an architectural pleasing design. The glazing is also engineered from the finest thermoplastic material, making it a robust combination of low-weight and high strength. The Dynamic Dome withstood an impact cannon test in which a 2×4 board was fired at the product at 40 mph. The skylight carries a 15-year warranty against breakage of the polycarbonate glazing from hailstones up to 2″.
Manufactured in the U.S., VELUX Dynamic Dome commercial skylights are shipped nested for efficient rooftop staging and savings on freight charges. A handhold called “The Ledge” makes it easy and efficient for installers to move the skylights from the nested stack to pre-installed curbs.