How Do I Know if a Solatube is Right for Me?

Glass, acrylic or polycarbonate? Traditional, tube or opening? Velux, Wasco or Solatube? With many options, choosing the right skylight for your home can be a challenge. Solatube skylights offer the ideal combination of benefits with pure sunlight, sturdy and resilient construction, and easy installation making them a popular choice. But, is a Solatube the [...]

3 Benefits of Ventilating your Home

Between sitting in class, sitting at work, resting at home, or going out to shop and eat, most of us spend most of our time indoors. Research shows that the average person spends over two-thirds of their time inside every week. With so much of our time spent indoors, the [...]

2019-07-09T15:53:47-07:00March 16th, 2018|Benefits of Tube Skylights, Daylighting|0 Comments

5 Signs it’s Time to Replace your Skylights

Whether it’s a cosmetic or functional fault, when you have an issue with your skylights it can affect the way you enjoy your daylighting. Skylights are generally a great investment that bring clear, natural daylight into your home for years to come. However, like many features in your home, they [...]

2018-03-22T13:35:08-07:00March 9th, 2018|Daylighting, Remodeling|0 Comments

Take Care of your Velux Skylights with These 4 Techniques

If you have added the luxury of natural daylight to your home with a Velux skylight, you may wonder how much maintenance your skylight will require. For the most part, Velux skylights should not need much maintenance. The high-quality construction is intended to last for years. However, you will likely [...]

2018-03-23T18:37:04-07:00February 23rd, 2018|Daylighting, Remodeling|0 Comments

3 Add-ons you Should Consider for your Solatube Daylighting System

A Solatube Daylighting System is the easy, low maintenance and economical way to add natural daylight to your home’s dark interior spaces. The Solatube Daylighting System reduces the energy used in your home, is quick and easy to install, is virtually leakproof, and specific models even qualify for a 30% [...]

2018-03-23T18:39:08-07:00February 16th, 2018|Daylighting, Solar tubes & Daylighting|0 Comments

How to Maximize Daylight in Your Home During the Winter

As winter closes in, the days get shorter and the nights grow longer. Many people experience “winter blues” as a result of this phenomenon. While it is somewhat depressing to be stuck inside, the bigger problem is the lack of sunlight. The human body needs sunlight to help produce Vitamin D. People rely on [...]

Solatube Solar Electric NightLight vs. Solatube Daylighting System

One of the most significant strengths of a company like Solatube is that they offer a range of innovative products to match each unique need and requirement. The Solatube Solar Electric NightLight is an example of this beneficial innovation and design that makes Solatube the most prominent skylight brand. Here we examine the differences [...]

Does the Length of the Tubing Affect the Light Output in a Solatube?

Two of the most significant features of the Solatube skylight tube are its high specular reflectance and the ability for the flexible tubing to travel long distances in a building, including through multiple levels. However, does the length of the tubing diminish the light output from the Solatube light tube? Here we look at [...]

2017-11-28T06:42:41-08:00October 6th, 2017|Daylighting, Solar tubes & Daylighting|0 Comments

3 Easy Ways to Increase Daylighting in Schools and Childcare Centers

Experts say that daylighting has a greater positive impact on schools than any other sustainable design strategy[1]. Optimizing your daylighting approach can reduce energy costs, increase student engagement, improve health, and boost attendance. However, finding the right way to introduce natural daylight to a school or childcare center is essential to balance costs and [...]

2017-11-14T08:19:51-08:00June 30th, 2017|Daylighting|0 Comments

What’s the Best Type of Daylighting for Office Spaces?

Daylighting is the lighting of a space using natural sunlight instead of electric lighting. Daylighting has many advantages for both office and residential spaces, creating a healthier, more vibrant, and energy-efficient space. But there's more than one way to provide daylighting in an office space. So what's the best type of daylighting for commercial [...]

2017-10-03T11:33:15-07:00June 2nd, 2017|Daylighting|0 Comments