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Tired of fumbling in the hallway to find the light switch? Do you often find youre wearing one black sock and one blue sock? Lets face it, not every space in the home is optimally illuminated. But as electricity costs continue to climb, many of us might suffer the dark to save some money.
A better idea is to harness the natural light of the sun. In addition
to being free, sunlight is psychologically and physiologically better
for us. Sunlight offers the full visible spectrum of light which
reduces eye strain, helps us to see better, makes our belongings
look their true color and helps us, our pets and even our plants
to synthesize nutrients for healthier living.
Tubular Skylights are energy efficient high performance lighting
systems that are cylindrical in shape and are designed to light
rooms up with natural sunlight. A small clear collector dome
on the roof allows sunlight to enter into a highly reflective "light
pipe" that extends from the roof level to the ceiling level.
The light pipe is coated with a mirror quality silver finish that
allows the full spectrum of sunlight to be channeled and dispersed
evenly into a room through a diffuser located in the ceiling.
For about the cost of a nice light fixture, we can bring the soft warm light of the sun into virtually any space in your home. Installed on any roof surface in under two hours, you will quickly realize the cost benefits of a tubular skylights over incandescent lights and even traditional skylights. In addition to the free daytime operating cost, Natural Light tubular skylights do not contribute to heat loss or gain, unlike standard framed-in skylights.
Tubular Skylights Attributes
Tubular Skylights are very energy efficient: the cylindrical design minimizes the area for direct light to enter and heat up the area, the thin light pipe radiates any collected heat into the attic area. Since the light pipe acts as a sealed shaft, very little heat escapes up the light pipe, whereas a tremendous amount of heat rises up the large shaft of traditional skylights.
Tubular Skylights are designed not to compromise roof integrity:
they minimize the size of roof penetrations, are weather-tight in
design and made to totally eliminate the chance of leaks. Tubular
Skylights emit more light per given area, because of the high reflectivity
of the mirror-like light pipe.
99% of harmful UV rays are absorbed by the tubular skylight's special
dome, light pipe and diffuser material, reducing the bleaching effect
of sunlight on rugs and furniture. Tubular Skylights scatter 100%
of the visible light spectrum through the use of a diffuser, thereby
eliminating the spotlight effect common with a traditional skylight
Tubular Skylights are far more economical; tubular skylights can be installed in less that two hours-a fraction of the time it takes to install a traditional skylight. No painting, no frame work and no drywall are required for installation of a tubular skylight.