In a Warehouse that's about 100 feet by 200 feet, I have 4 sunroofs
that are 8 foot by 4 foot. Also, each of the sunroofs have a box
design that frames each sunroof about 4 feet down. So, when the sun
shines through, I get bright sunlight in each area of the warehouse.
What material, at a low cost, can I construct/purchase to diffuse the
light through the entire warehouse instead of having 4 bright spots on
sunny days due to the 4 sunroofs?
Any translucent plastic; for example, those used to diffuse fluorescent
fixtures (I'm thinking of the frosted ones). To use those, I'd make two
frames each about 8' x 34" with grids so that the plastic can be stapled to
the grids. Hang them so they form a "V" below the skylight...the "V" will
direct the light toward the sides as well as down.
Most warehouse have stuff shipped in translucent bubble
wrap. Some of that, stapled up?
Some office supply places have almost clear, or bumpy
plastic to put under office chairs. That might help diffuse.
man, your top-post causing the message you are replying to get stripped
off sure gets annoying when doing replies. Either quit top posting, or
leave out the '--'
Before you put anything like that near a heat source, take some of it
outside, tie it to the top of the swingset, and light the bottom.
Plastic of that sort is NOT a good idea fastened to a working light
fixture. As a kid, we called them 'zoomies', for the neat sound they
made as molten drops fell off.
OOps, never mind, I lost the part of the thread where it said
'skylights'. But my advice still stands- poly bubble wrap is a dumb
thing to hang from the ceiling in a warehouse- it is a fire hazard.
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