Do you have a room in your home that’s always dark, even when the lights are on? Have you added a brighter light bulb or even a bigger light fitting only to find not much difference?
The room you’re trying to brighten might be an interior room where installing windows isn’t an option. What do you do in this instance? Have you considered a Solatube skylight installation? More specifically, tubular skylights?
A Few Tubular Skylight Basics
If you’re not sure what tubular skylights are and if they’re right for your specific space, then this article is for you. Keep reading as we answer a few basic questions about tubular skylights.
1. Tubular Skylights—What are They?
As the name suggests, tubular skylights are tube-shaped devices that use a rooftop lens as well as a highly reflective tube to transfer daylight and deliver it to an interior space. Essentially, the skylights consist of three critical components:
- A rooftop dome to capture the daylight
- Reflective tube to transfer the light
- Interior diffuser installed inside of the home
2. Are Tubular Skylights Worth it?
When you’re researching potential skylight options, your first question will most likely be, “are tubular skylights any good?” As certified skylight installers, here’s what we can assure you of – Tubular skylights, light tunnels and daylighting devices, have been effective in homes and office buildings since the early 1980s.
At Belle Skylights, we have made it our mission to revolutionise the concept of providing effective skylight installation. By installing energy-efficient tubular skylight products, such as Solatube, we have given homeowners the ability to add much-needed daylight to spaces in an effective way. Tubular skylights are one of the most popular skylight options, due to their high performance, affordability and easy installation.
3. Are There Benefits to Installing a Tubular Skylight?
Some of the benefits of adding one or even a few tubular skylights to your home include:
- Cost-effectiveness: These one-time investments will add light to your dark space for years to come
- Versatile: These types of skylights can be installed anywhere
- Saves money: You could be saving a few extra dollars every month since you’ll use less artificial light sources throughout the day
- Visual appeal: Natural light makes a room look more appealing
4. What Does Belle Skylights Offer?
At Belle Skylights, we are premier installers of Solatube tubular skylights, which are designed with a patented light-capturing dome. This dome redirects low-angle sunlight meaning you get the most of the day’s light and discards overpowering hot summer sun. By doing this the skylight delivers consistent natural illumination throughout the day.
Solatube’s products also use Spectralight Infinity Tubing to deliver maximum daylight transfer, providing pure colour rendition. Additionally, Solatube skylights can be equipped with a variety of flat, recessed, and decorative-mount ceiling fixtures. In conjunction with warming and softening lenses, dimmers, ventilation and occupancy sensors, these add-ons increase the effectiveness and functionality of a tubular skylight.
5. What’s Involved in Choosing a Solatube Tubular Skylight?
There are three steps involved in choosing a Solatube skylight:
Step 1 – Choosing your system. Solatube have a few system types to choose from, including their highly popular Core Daylighting System. The Knowledgeable team at Belle Skylights will be able to help you identify the best system for your requirements.
Step 2 – Choose your size. Solatube’s tubular devices come in two standard sizes. The size of your skylight will depend on the size of the space you need to illuminate.
Step 3 – Choose your decorative fixture. No matter the style of your home’s interior, there is a decorative ceiling fixture that will suit your space and diffuse your brilliant daylight beautifully.
6. Where Do I Find a Tubular Skylight Installer?
Finding a certified tubular skylight installer is as easy as visiting our website or contacting us on 1300 168 374 for a QUOTE. The experts at Belle Skylights are eagerly waiting to bring efficient daylight into your home!