When considering glare minimisation without affecting the rooms light, we first need to understand Glare, we can describe glare as a visual condition that occurs when the light quality, level and direction causes us to feel discomfort and/or results in us not being able to see us well and/or suffer from contrast sensitivity. When designing consider the daylight flow into specific spaces over the course of the day and at different times of the year, then be influenced how light is incorporated into the building design to benefit the end user. daylighting also has an impact on energy performance as, essentially, light is radiation. This means it can contribute to thermal comfort in winter and in turn, reduce a building’s heating needs. By the same token however, too much light during the summer means a space may require extra cooling. A good daylighting strategy should consider how a building varies during the seasons to prevent it being too cold or overheating, but also how the flow of light works alongside windows and rooflights, as well as dynamic shading protection.
Redirecting products such as Reflective Blinds, help with glare problems while also maximising available light. These systems are particularly useful in very sunny environments as they protect building users while still allowing light to diffuse into the room. Glare can be caused by different factors and has various consequences.