Artificial light has been the focus of many studies over the years. It is connected to a number of negative effects. Some of them include decreased productivity, aggression, irritability, fatigue, eye strain, and disease (source). It goes without saying, that these effects are extremely detrimental in the workplace or the home. Unfortunately, many buildings use artificial lights such as harsh fluorescent bulbs. In contrast, natural light is very helpful in business settings and residential settings. Natural light has been said to increase productivity, energy, and health.
But, What if Natural Light Isn’t Possible?
Think again! We’re here to tell you that it is possible.
You may be saying to yourself that natural light is great, but how do you incorporate it into a room within a building with little or no windows? Well, we have some good news! Recent technology has made natural light possible in even the hardest to reach rooms within a building. The answer is Solatube.
What is Solatube?
Solatube is a revolutionary new technology that redirects sun from outside of a building through tubes and distributes it within the building. That can mean natural sunlight throughout the building, even in rooms with no windows! We offer installations in both commercial and residential settings.
Solatube Collects Natural Light
Solatube Redirects Natural Light Within Building
More About Solatube
Solatube tubular daylighting devices, or TDDs for short, are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach. Sometimes called “tubular skylights,” “light tubes,” “sun pipes,” and even “light tunnels,” TDDs have become the ideal solution for lighting interiors in a cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly way because they significantly reduce the need for electricity while keeping people connected to the outdoor environment.
Selecting the right TDD for your residential or commercial project is a crucial decision, and Solatube Daylighting Systems are the superior choice because they are the only high-performance daylighting devices that utilize patented optical technologies to significantly improve the way daylight is captured and delivered to interiors.
Solatube Daylighting Systems, mistakenly called “solar tubes”, also are modular and easy to connect to ceiling systems. And unlike traditional skylights, they are designed to control the problematic aspects of sunlight. They reduce glare and inconsistent light patterns. They also screen infrared rays that can overheat interiors as well as ultraviolet rays that can fade furniture and fabrics.
Aside from their functionality, our daylighting systems also promote creative architectural expression. They can be designed to achieve specific lighting effects such as wall washes and soffit lighting. They even can provide illumination for special applications such as living walls and aquariums.
For projects requiring maximum energy efficiency in an integrated design, we also manufacture a hybrid option that combines advanced Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with our proven daylighting technology. The Solatube Smart LED System automatically blends ultra-energy efficient LED light with free natural light to provide illumination throughout the day and night while significantly cutting energy use.
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