Solatube Skylights: The Secret to a Bright, Beautiful Space

A room with beige walls and carpet leads to another room with wooden flooring, separated by large glass doors. A round ceiling light, complemented by a Solatube skylight, illuminates the area.

Many homes in Australia have dark hallways, kitchens and living areas. But it doesn’t have to be that way. There is a solution! Solatube Skylights sun tunnels installed by the Skylight Shop, are typically installed in homes that lack natural light or in rooms with no windows. They can be used as an alternative to traditional skylights, which are not always possible for every home. Solar tubes, also known as sun tunnels, channel natural daylight into dull areas of your home. They don’t offer a nice view as skylights do but, they naturally provide a cost-effective way to illuminate dark interior spaces without electricity.

 There are other benefits too! They deliver natural daylight into your living space while reducing the need for artificial lighting. Read on to find out how Solatube Skylights can help transform your house into a bright, energized place!

Less Time in Attic Space

The system has been designed to make installation quick and easy. The tube assembly is simple, so much less time is spent in the roof cavity than you might think. The roof module has a removable sash that ensures quick and easy installation from outside on the roof. Just drop the sun tunnel into place from the roof. There’s little time spent the attic. The tunnel is also easy to install in tight spaces where attic access is difficult.

Maximizes Energy Savings

It goes without saying that if you had natural daylight in your dark spaces, you wouldn’t have to use as much electricity for artificial lighting. In fact, sun tunnels can save up to 30% in energy costs by delivering natural daylight into your home and reducing the need for electric lights.

Each Solatube outlet can be considered similar to a light fixture in your home. The tubes have a high reflectivity material on the inside which means they transmit light very well without absorbing too much heat from the sun or indoor space. This helps keep homes cooler during the warmer months. By delivering sunlight into a regularly used area like a dark living room, there’s a significant energy bill savings from not having the lights switched on all day. 

Easy to Install & Clean

Both the Solatube 160 DS and 290 DS fit easily between roof rafters. This is great because it means they don’t require structural changes. Solar tube installation is relatively fast and straightforward. Because they don’t take up much space, solar tubes can be easily fitted into your roof, between the rafters. Installing skylights is a more difficult task, requiring proper care to ensure roof structure integrity; however, the Solatube sun tunnels are much easier to install, and you don’t need to worry about damaging your roof.

Dirt in the diffuser? When it comes to cleaning, it couldn’t be easier. Simply put your fingers on the edge of the diffuser. And twist anti-clockwise until you get to a stopping point, then you can take that off and clean it with a soft cloth. When clean, screw it back on. Easy as!

Takes Up Little Space

The sun tunnels are installed into the roof of your home and offer you all the same benefits that skylights provide, but without taking away valuable attic space. You can still enjoy plenty of storage! Sun Tunnels take up very little space in your roof space and on your ceiling, so you can still enjoy plenty of storage space in your attic.

Solatube Skylights Daylighting Systems are engineered to efficiently capture the sun’s rays and deliver them into your home. From sunrise to sundown, you’ll get brighter, more colourful rooms that cost nothing to light. Because installation can usually be done in about two hours with no structural changes, it’s the fastest and simplest solution to a brighter, more beautiful home. Check out our gallery for more ideas and inspiration. 

Contact the Skylight Shop team today to get natural daylight flooding into those dark rooms and transform your home!