The installation of roof windows at the top of attic is a solution that brings an incomparable zenith light. but it is then necessary to provide the installation of an electrical connection to operate remotely and avoid a disgraceful operating rod or the use of a bulky accessory ladder or ladder. Either this connection is seen on the surface, which rarely adds to the quality of decoration, or it is necessary to undertake tedious work of embedding, which most often makes abandon this type of project. The development of a solar-powered roof window has definitively solved this problem, which is present in 20% of attic layouts.
- Motorization of the roof window
- Advantages of VELUX equipment
Motorization of the roof window
The VELUX offer allows all the comfort of a motorization without the connections to the electrical network: zero wire and zero energy.
Its installation does not cause any degradation of the interior decoration and its use is very simple: a photovoltaic cell placed on the outside hood of the window captures the energy of the sun which supplies the battery of the engine. The window can then be operated remotely using a radio frequency remote control.
This window benefits from the latest technological advances developed by the company. Its "All Comfort" glazing is equipped with the exclusive VELUX ABP (Rain-Proof Noise) system, which divides the sound of rain by 2 compared to a conventional roof window. It is also easy to maintain thanks to the "clear & clean" system. The latter allows more to see even in rainy weather (window right) while without this system (left photo), the glass only restores a diluted view of the landscape.
Its comfort and use are further enhanced by the integrated "io-homecontrol®" technology which offers a possibility of programming according to the needs such as the morning ventilation of a bedroom or the natural ventilation at any time of the day. without moving. In addition, the remote control informs the user in return of the completion of the scheduled task.
Advantages of VELUX equipment
The installation of a VELUX solar roof window saves time and money: simplicity and speed of the classic installation of a manual opening window but no additional work or the use of an electrician. For the installer who works from the inside, once the window is in place, it is enough for him to place the solar cell on the outer cover of the roof window, to join together: motor, integrated battery and solar cell (connections independent integrated into the window, apart from any electrical circuit) then launch the automatic recognition by the remote control. All you have to do is train the dog to bring you this remote!
One of the advantages of VELUX products is the perfect compatibility between different window models and other products. Thus, it is quite possible to motorize with solar energy an existing roof window. For this purpose, there is a KSX 100 motorization kit for GGL and GGU rotating windows. This kit includes an opening motor, a battery, a photovoltaic cell and a programmable radio frequency remote control. Just like the solar window, the solar motor kit installs very easily without recourse to the electric circuit.
Concerned with the development of the habitat and the living environment, VELUX has placed solar energy at the center of its innovations. Thus, to the proposal of aesthetic solar collectors and windows operating with solar energy, the company adds the solar shutter exterior and the shutter interior, also programmable solar energy and compatible with the window using this same energy source.
(photos / visuals: © Velux, except special mention)
Specialist in the entry of light through the roof, the VELUX brand markets a wide variety of roof windows, solutions for flat roofs, natural light pipes and their equipment.
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