ODL Offers Distinctive Doorglass Styles, Sklight Dimmer
At Booth C4488, ODL, Inc. will be showcasing two new door frame designs, a solar-powered dimmer and an external dimmer on the exhibit floor of January’s International Builders' Show in Las Vegas.
Among the products in the ODL lineup:
- Architectural Elements Series — Based on consumer preferences, ODL has introduced two new Architectural Elements doorglass families and two new architecturally inspired frame styles.
“In response to the increasing consumer demand and popularity of the Architectural Elements doorglass, ODL has expanded the selection of decorative doorglass to provide consumers with more styling options,” says Laura Garza, the company’s product manager. “Our new doorglass families, Aragon and Linden, feature popular caming styles and unique glass textures that reflect ODL’s commitment to distinctive design and sophisticated style.”
Aragon features an old-world style design with oil-rubbed bronze caming, and Linden is a more classic style with satin nickel caming. Granite, Micro-Granite, Thin Reed and Bronze Softweave glasses and Clear Bevels give Aragon a privacy rating of seven, on a scale of one to 10, and enhance the design’s old-world charm. Gray Softweave and Micro-Granite glasses combine with Red Crystals and Clear Bevels to give Linden a privacy rating of eight.
A new textured oak frame profile simulates an embossed panel. The new textured mahogany frame profile takes on the appearance of a raised panel. The new frame profiles can be used with either the Aragon or Linden designs to create a classic front entryway in low maintenance fiberglass doors.
The complete Architectural Elements collection includes eight additional families and caming finishes — Amulet (patina), Kilim (brass), Lotus (satin nickel), Expressions (brass), Expressions (satin nickel), Paris (patina), Jacinto (wrought iron) and Heirlooms (brass). These are used with a fluted frame profile that can be painted or stained, resulting in a bold fashion statement.
The Architectural Elements doorglass collection is available for use in fiberglass doors 36" wide. The glass units are available in the following sizes: 24-1/2" by 65"; 24-1/2" by 49-1/16"; 24-1/2" by 34-1/2" and 8" by 65". All doorglass units come standard with a 20-year warranty.
- Solar-Powered Dimmer for Tubular Skylights — The new dimmer for the manufacturer’s popular Energy Star-qualified tubular skylight allows consumers to control the amount of light that is entering. The dimmer is the first in the industry to not require hard wiring, using solar energy instead, resulting in quicker and less expensive installation than competitive products. Consumers can purchase a combination kit that includes the dimmer and a 10" tubular skylight.
“With a few simple steps and no hard wiring, the Solar Powered Dimmer can be installed in any new or existing 10" ODL Tubular Skylight,” says James Toland, a product manager for ODL. “The new Solar Powered Dimmer provides consumers with complete control over the amount of natural light they allow into the home and enables consumers to install ODL Tubular Skylights in new areas of the home such as bedrooms, living rooms, nurseries and media rooms where previously an abundance of light may have been limiting.”
A three-button remote control operates the shade dimmer from inside the home at the touch of a button. The shade dimmer controls the amount of natural light received into the home and is powered by an attached solar panel located in the tube. The solar panel also powers a two-LED nightlight. During the day, sunlight charges the four AA Ni-MH rechargeable batteries to power the dimmer and LED nightlight.
“Americans spend 20% of their electricity bills on lighting their homes, according to Energy Star’s Web site,” he says. “With the increasing cost of energy, adding an ODL Tubular Skylight in just one room of the home can bring natural light into the room and help cut energy costs.”
The skylight meets all requirements of Energy Star and the NAHB Model Green Home Building Guidelines.
“Tubular skylights are ideal for situations where there’s just not enough light and the home owner doesn’t want to install more traditional lighting systems,” says Toland. “Traditionally, tubular skylights were usually installed only in secondary rooms such as laundry rooms, closets and bathrooms, where receiving too much light is not an issue.”
- Veranda External Grille — This grille for glass on steel and fiberglass doors enables builders to differentiate themselves in a challenging real estate market.
“The wrought iron-inspired design will help to enhance the style of any home,” says product manager Garza. “Not only is the grille rust-resistant, the scrollwork is hinged, making it easy to open and clean. The Veranda External Grille also features a hidden hinge and magnetic latch that enhances the sophisticated aesthetic of the design.”
Veranda uses handcrafted micro-granite textured doorglass to create privacy while admitting natural light into the home. The Veranda External Grille doorglass is available in the following sizes: 22" x 64", 8" x 64", 22" x 80", 8" x 80", 22" x 48" and 8" by 48".
For more information or to locate a local dealer, visit Booth C4488, click here (odl.com), or call 800-253-3900.
Headquartered in Zeeland, Mich., ODL is a member of the National Council of the Housing Industry — The Leading Suppliers of NAHB.
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