Researchers estimate that hundreds of millions of birds are killed each year in North America due to collisions with glass on human-built structures, making bird collisions one of the most significant causes of avian mortality globally.
With the understanding that birds are able to see light in the ultraviolet spectrum, bird-friendly glass innovator, ARNOLD GLAS developed ORNILUX Bird Protection Glass. The glass has a patterned, UV reflective coating making it visible to birds while remaining virtually transparent to the human eye.
A proven bird-friendly glazing treatment, ORNILUX is tested in cooperation with American Bird Conservancy. The glass has demonstrated to be an effective solution to mitigate bird collisions, especially in areas where transparency is a top priority.
ORNILUX, the leading multi-functional clear glass solution to bird collisions is available as laminated glass or insulated units paired with Arnold Glas low-E or solar control coatings, thus providing energy efficiency and bird strike protection.
ORNILUX offers a unique and innovative bird-friendly glass solution—maintaining the aesthetic transparency of glass while creating visual markers alerting birds to a barrier.
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American Bird Conservancy tested this product in a tunnel test and found that it satisfied ABC’s criterion for bird-friendly glass, where a minimum of 70% of birds avoided the product and flew towards the control pane. See product brochure for additional information and actual test scores.
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