Solatube daylighting systems bring natural light indoors by capturing light from the rooftop and efficiently transferring it down a reflective tube into the room below. A dome on the roof channels the light to interior rooms by refracting, reflecting and concentrating solar light into a small tube using mirrors and lenses. The tubing fits between rafters and installs without structural modification. At the ceiling level, a diffuser that resembles a recessed light fixture spreads the light evenly throughout the room.
- Solatubes can be installed in places where a traditional skylight wouldn’t be an option, such as rooms without direct roof access or small areas like bathrooms, closets and hallways.
- Instead of lighting only the space directly below the skylight, Solatubes use optics to spread the light out, often lighting the entire room.
- Units are compact in design (as small as 10 in/250 mm in diameter) and feature adjustable tubing with angle adapters that allow for installation around attic obstructions.
- Circular one-piece, seamless flashing design allows rain and debris to bypass the skylight naturally. Solatube flashings do not have joints or weak points that may separate and allow water to enter.
- Installation requires no structural reframing, tunneling, drywalling or painting.
- You may switch off electric lights during the day, which provides extra savings on energy usage.