RevoluSun wants to help you live cleaner and smarter. One way to do that is to reduce your need for electric lighting and use natural lighting instead.
Living808, KHON2 | March 9, 2016
0:00 Trini: Believe it or not this beautiful living room used to be underutilized according to the homeowners the low theming made the room filled dark and gloomy but no more you can see all of the beautiful natural light that the room has now and that’s all thanks to RevoluSun. I’m here with Eric Carlson, and with RevoluSun, and Eric tell us what you did to the space
0:26 Eric: Yeah, so you’re exactly right the homeowner and his family never used this room and it’s the first room that you come into as you enter the home and so he had been talking about different ways to make the room more inviting. He had two options one was fairly expensive, which meant lifting the ceiling or two was bringing natural light in, and that’s what we did here.
0:48 Trini: Okay, and what is the importance of natural light? I mean, I love, I always have everything open I love natural light, but for our viewers who may not understand the importance of natural lighting.
0:58 Eric: Well, you know there’s been a number of studies that show that show that natural lighting has health benefits, you know we are unfortunately too much in front of the computer and the TV or indoors under artificial lighting, so anything you can do to bring natural light is gonna be good for you. The benefit of skylight is it does that, and there’s also some other benefits of a skylight, which are it brings natural air as well, so you don’t have to rely on air conditioning or electricity or fans, you can just open a skylight let the fresh air in.
1:32 Trini: So I’m glad you mention that because when I think of sky light I think of this dome that allows light to come through, but this is actually a window, so hot air can escape, cool air can come in.
1:45 Eric: It can completely transform a room. Like you mentioned a lot of the old school skylights were just that—they were a bubble, and they didn’t open and close—the skylight is really two benefits it’s the natural light that comes in, and it allows hot air to leave. So it’s really more than just naturally should also give you ventilation.
2:00 Trini: Okay, so how does this work?
2:05 Eric: Well, this come with a device similar to smartphone and I’ll let you go ahead and operate it. Tap a button there, okay, and that will close the blind. So if there are periods of the day where you don’t want natural light, or you’re taking a nap, you can close the blinds, or open them, at the push of a button.
2:30 Trini: And this is actually a blind so can you adjust to the amount of light?
2:34 Eric: Yeah, you can adjust it by closing the blind you can stop it at any point along the way. So, if it’s a really sunny day and you don’t want all that light you know you can stop it a little bit short, or you can open it all the way up on a cloudy day
2:52 Trini: That is so cool. Now, because it actually opens, what if it rains?
2:54 Eric: Well, this is a smart skylight, okay? So, it has a built-in sensor so if it starts to rain, the skylight will automatically sense that and power itself down, closing the skylight.
3:05 Trini: A smart skylight, we should have one. That is so cool, and this this just hangs on your wall?
3:15 Eric: Yeah, just put it on your wall or your coffee table and anybody can use it.
3:20 Trini: Okay, great. And of course, this is just one of many products you have at RevoluSun, then can you tell us real quick what some of the other smart technologies that you have there.
3:27 Eric: Yeah, we, well, we cover a wide variety of areas of the home so we have things from smart key locks to home security to pool pumps PV hot water heaters and whole house fans.
3:45 Trini: All right now, if people want to learn more about these products that you offer, you guys have a great showroom, on Ward.
3:50 Eric: Right, we’re on 210 Ward Avenue. This is the former Bank of Hawai’i branch right there on Ward Ave, and we have all of our products on display and our smart home specialists are there for homeowners to come and talk to learn more about our products.
4:03 Trini: Great, Eric, thank you so much.