Solar Tubes

The Smart Light Series™ Skylight tube is a great natural light alternative to traditional indoor lighting.  Reducing energy waste and making your home more efficient, the Smart Light Series™, Skylight Tube will give your home great natural light in otherwise hard to light areas. It is an effective way to bring bright natural light into hallways, entry ways, closets, bathrooms,  garages, and work spaces.

Solar Tubes vs Skylight Tubes

What’s the difference? Nomenclature is the only difference.  Essentially a Solar Tube or Skylight Tube is a flexible or rigid reflective tube that creates a tunnel through your attic from your roof into your home.  This tunnel allows natural daylight to shine into your space giving you electricity free natural light. Call them whatever you’d like, but be sure to have a few installed in your home.

Solar Tube – Before and After

In this photo you can see the difference just one of our Smart Light Skylight Tubes can make.  It introduces beautiful natural light to any space.  We installed the solar tube near the crystal chandelier to illuminate the room and make the lighting fixture sparkle.  Notice how the bushes outside the window haven’t changed in exposure, but the room is so much brighter.  We’ve included the camera settings (EXIF Data) from the photo so you can see there is no tricky camera work at play.

 

Skylight Tubes

Benefits of the Skylight Tubes:
  • Bright natural sun light wherever you want it
  • Low profile roof lens
  • No Maintenance
  • High impact and weather resistant

Solar Tube Light Quality

Solar Tubes or Skylight Tubes will introduce beautiful natural light to your space.  It is important to understand that natural light actually has a color temperature.  A traditional incandescent light bulb emits a yellow/orange color hue due to its Kelvin color temperature rating of around 3000.  A candle emits an even lower temperature of light giving it a deep orange glow.  Natural light on the other hand is above the 5000-Kelvin range and is white/blue in color.

 

Benefits of Natural Light

New studies are showing a correlation between exposure to natural light during the day and our health and well being.  Benefits include better sleep at night, increased desire for exercise, boosted metabolism, and greater mental focus.

“There is increasing evidence that exposure to light, during the day is beneficial to your health via its effects on mood, alertness and metabolism. Our study results confirm that natural light during the natural daylight hours has powerful effects on health”

Dr. Phylis Zee

Neurology Professer, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

“Light is the most important synchronizing agent for the brain and body and has been shown to be essential for health.”

Ivy Cheung, Ph.D.

Neuroscientist, Northwest University

You can count on us.

As with all our products we carry some of the best warranties in the business.  You can rest easy knowing everything we install in your home is going to last.  Download and print the .PDF warranty for your Smart Light Series™ Skylight Tube.