Lumira Aerogel

Lumira Aerogel

Wasco Skylights with Lumira® Aerogel for Superior Thermal Performance!

Wasco skylights with Lumira Aerogel are the highest performing daylighting products available on the market today. They are an excellent value and can substantially reduce energy costs and provide a great return on investment. Transform your daylighting applications into environmentally friendly sustainable, energy-efficient designs.

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  • What is Lumira® Aerogel?
  • Environmental Certification
  • Benefits
  • Performance Data

UV stable multiwall polycarbonate glazing filled with Lumira aerogel

Lumira® Aerogel Fill

Lumira aerogel provides superior insulating capabilities. Made of a dry silica particulate, Lumira aerogel is completely recyclable, eco-friendly, non-combustible, and Cradle-to-Cradle certified. It is a lightweight insulation and daylighting solution that repels water, retains its properties under compression, and can enhance design options and aesthetics providing beautifully diffused full spectrum daylight inside the building.

  • Superior thermal performance of a typical insulated glass skylight
  • Glare-free, full spectrum diffused light
  • Green product that’s Cradle-to-Cradle certified
  • Completely moisture resistant
  • Will not support growth of mold, mildew, or fungus
  • Reduces sound transmission
  • Performance will not deteriorate over time

Multiwall Polycarbonate Panel

The industry’s most advanced multiwall polycarbonate sheet. This high-performance, lightweight panel maintains high clarity and provides an outstanding balance of impact strength and stiffness, excellent thermal insulation, UV protection, flame and condensation control, and long-term high light transmission.

Today, the cost of energy is driving more stringent energy code requirements and builders and architects are looking for ways to turn daylighting designs into sustainable, cost-efficient energy designs. Lumira Aerogel is the answer as the only eco-insulation for high performance skylighting.

From MBDC’s perspective Lumira Aerogel is “an excellent technical nutrient which provides an elegant solution to the problem of thermal and sound insulation. The finished product is consistent with the MBDC Cradle to Cradle Design philosophy.”

Benefits of Diffused Daylighting

Increasing natural daylighting in buildings has long been a goal in architectural design. Studies have shown that people thrive in natural lighting; they’re healthier, happier, and more productive. Also, increased daylighting designs are proven to have a positive effects such as:

  • Increased productivity
  • Increase in sales up to 40%
  • Shown to increase learning rates (20-26%)
  • Decreases absenteeism
  • Promotes a healthier, happier work and educational environment

Applications

  • Schools
  • Offices
  • Warehouse
  • Retail Environments,Grocery Stores

Performance Data on Wasco Skylights with Lumira® Aerogel

Thermal Performance of Unit Skylights

LTSHGCUR
Clear 16mm Polycarbonate with Lumira Aerogel480.570.224.6

Sound Transmission

  • Unit Skylights – 70% Improvement in Sound Reduction
  • Structural Skylights – 25% Improvement in Sound Reduction
Skylight TypeSound Transmission Coefficient
Standard Unit Skylight24
Unit Skylight Insulated with Lumira Aerogel34
Structural Skylight with Polycarbonate Panels21
Structural Skylight Insulated with Lumira Aerogel27