3 Ways Tube Skylights Can Help At Night Too

Tubular skylights are the ideal fitting to maximize daylight in your home or business. By capturing and maximizing natural daylight and bringing it into even the darkest rooms, you can save resources and energy while naturally lighting your home. But can tube skylights actually be useful at night as well? Although tube skylights can’t capture and utilize sunlight at nighttime, tubular skylights can include features that make your home more comfortable at night and even add an energy efficient light source to use once the sun has gone down. With Solatube tube skylights you get these 3 flexible ways to use your skylight at night to make your home safer and more comfortable.

solar electric night lightSolar Electric Night Light

The latest addition to the Solatube line is the Solar Electric Night Light. An innovative combination of tube skylight and solar powered LED, the night light harnesses only the power of the sun to fill your rooms with brilliant daylight during the day, and illuminate dark corners with a subtle ambient light at night time. This solar tube is perfect for stairs, hallways and living areas to provide low lighting at night! Save yourself from tripping on your way to the bathroom in the middle of the night, and conserve electricity at night with the solar night light!


The solar night light is illuminated by energy efficient LED globes, powered by solar which is collected through solar panels located near the Solatube dome on the roof. Thus provides a highly energy efficient light source both day and night, with the full power of natural daylight during the day, and the dim, ambient light of solar LEDs during the night.


Solar Tube LED Transitional Light

If you want your solar tube skylight to double as a more powerful light at nighttime while utilizing the same fittings and fixtures as your skylight outlet, a transitional tube skylight could be the perfect choice. These lights integrate both tube skylights and energy efficient LED globes once again, but in this case the globes are powered by electricity. This offers a more powerful nighttime lighting solution that’s still energy efficient. This light makes use of your tube skylight fixtures for a seamless transition from day to night.

 Solatube dimmer

Dimmer For Total Light Shut Off

If you prefer total darkness for rest and relaxation at nighttime, tube skylights can help guarantee a peaceful night’s sleep as well. Outdoor light sources such as the moon or street lights can infiltrate traditional skylights and cause light pollution, which disturbs sleep. The Solatube Daylight Dimmer can completely shut off all light sources coming through your skylight at night, eliminating light pollution. This ensures a restful night’s sleep, and complete darkness whenever you want it.


Solar tube skylights aren’t only for the daytime, they can also provide an energy efficient lighting solution for nighttime. Tube skylight integrated nightlights and dimmers help you create the lighting and environment you want in your home for greater safety and comfort both during the day and the night.

2017-02-15T17:04:16+00:00 January 7th, 2017|Solar tubes & Daylighting|0 Comments