This Solar Tube Brings Natural Sunlight Into Dark Rooms Using No Electricity
Date Published: 04/26/2022 9:11 AM
If only we could get some quality natural lighting in our homes without using any electricity at all. Sounds like a pipe dream right? Nope. You can have this kind of lighting in your home and it's easier than you think. Solatube has done all of the hard work for you. They have perfected the capture and transmission of the sun’s rays indoors, and allow you to have what looks to be an indoor light, but is actually just the sun!
Solatube tubular daylighting devices, or TDDs, are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows can’t reach.
These devices use patented optical technologies to improve the way daylight is captured and delivered right to your home or commercial building.
Unlike how a sun-light built into your home will just shine some sun through a window, these tubular daylighting devices uses intricate internal technology to maginify the brightness of the sun, to make it seem like an actual light is on in your home.
How it works is, a dome is mounted to your roof, which refracts the light and brings it inside. The light travels through a tube to where you are inside of your home. It sounds like magic, but it really exists.
The tubular daylighting device amplifies the natural light of the day and remember, it uses zero electricity. That makes it a great lighting choice for the environment as well.
The system will also harvest energy for nighttime use as well. The quality of this lighting is so natural and vibrant, it will make you healthier as well, allowing you to get more sun.
Not only great for commercial use, the solar tubes can also be used in homes for dark rooms and kitchens with little or no windows!
Unlike traditional skylights, the solar tubes can project light anywhere in your home or business using a unique mirrored tube that sends the light down without being in directly line of the sun.
They have three different sizes of solar tubes, which can illuminate from 200-500 square feet of home space depending on the size you select.
The solar tube can be run either from the roof of your house down to project light from the ceiling, or it can also be run horizontally from the side of your home to project light from your wall.
The daylighting solar tubes are designed to be completely maintenance free by using a completely sealed unit that keeps out water, dirt, debris, etc...
The three different versions of the solar tube can reach different lengths of your home, with the smallest version reaching up to 20 feet, the medium version reaching up to 30 feet, and their largest version reaching up to 50 feet into your home.
You can even block out the sunlight that shines through the solar tube using a patented dimmer that lets you turn up or down the brightness of the sunlight that shines through on demand.
The cost of installing the solar tube into your home depends on a few different factors, but a Solatube 160 ISn Round with 8 feet of tubing, would be priced somewhere between $875-$1365.