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Firestone Building Products Introduces New Daylighting Option, SunWave SMRT



INDIANAPOLIS –, Firestone Building Products Company, LLC today announced the company will be the sole roofing distributor of the SunWave SMRT (solar motion response technology) Daylighting Solution to roofing contractors. The SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution allows businesses and schools to reduce their energy use for lighting by 50-80%. The two thermal barriers in a SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution unit provide lighting equivalent to an 800 watt metal halide bulb without giving off the heat generally associated with the bulb.


According to Riaz Hasan, Product Manager for Accessories, “As daylighting and other non-electrical lighting options emerge, Firestone’s continued commitment to innovation is demonstrated in the new daylighting system. The benefits to both the building owner and the occupant are significant.”

The SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution provides the following advantages:


Reducing operating expenses – SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution provides up to 64,000 lumens of light and additional insulation with each unit’s diffuser component. This LEED certified product reduces energy use during peak hours and also helps save on air conditioning costs used to offset heat created by electrical light fixtures. In addition to the benefits of possible tax credits, many utility companies provide additional incentives for solar powered green energy products.


Durability – The lifecycle of a SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution unit has tested up to 30 years under extreme environmental conditions (from -20 degrees to +200 degrees F), sustaining winds of up to 105 miles per hour and fall protection of up to 1200 lbs dropped from 6 feet. Additionally, a SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution unit can withstand up to 4 inches of rain per hour with driving winds of 70 mph. Each unit includes a Ten Year Manufacturer’s Warranty.


Rise in Productivity – Numerous studies prove that natural light provides a more productive work environment. The SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution unit diffuses light, eliminating shadows and blocking harmful ultraviolet rays. Schools reported improved student performance, work places experienced less absenteeism and retail sales increased in stores.


Lighting from the SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution provides stores, schools and businesses better color rendition and absence of flicker. Additionally, more light is able to be present when the sun is low in the sky. SunWave SMRT Daylighting Solution joins the Firestone SunWave™ prismatic daylighting product, also used in commercial roofing applications for retail centers, schools and warehouses.


About Firestone Building Products Company, LLC

Firestone Building Products Company, LLC (FSBP) is a leading manufacturer of EPDM, TPO, asphalt and metal roofing systems, polyiso insulation and accessories for the commercial roofing industry. Firestone also offers a number of green roofing products including photovoltaic, daylighting and vegetative roofing systems. Beyond superior roofing products, FSBP offers installation expertise and product support through roofing solutions and technical services departments and an international network of roofing contractors, distributors and field sales representatives. FSBP is headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind. Visit the FSBP website at


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