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Bringing daylight where the sun doesn't shine... 

You might expect to see daylighting systems installed in homes, schools and warehouses. But, how about in a 932,000 cubic foot retention tank buried 8 feet below ground? The city of Akron, Ohio discovered that thinking outside of the box (but inside the tank!) solved a persistent problem; how to get daylight into this massive underground storage tank which serves a combined sewer overflow system. 
 
Previously installed lighting systems shorted and failed due to corrosion caused by moisture and noxious gasses, making it impossible for maintenance crews to clean the tank after use. Defeat led to a light bulb moment, and they now use 24 Solatube units that have the ability to survive a toxic sewer environment. 
 
And that’s not the only subterranean project where Solatube has helped out ... 

How about daylighting a tunnel ... ? 

As you might imagine, drilling through an entire mountain to install tubing might sound like an impossible undertaking — and quite frankly, impractical. Instead, a little innovation and ingenuity went into placing Solatube Daylighting Systems at the tunnel’s entrance to harvest daylight. Spectralight Infinity tubing then carries that light deep into the tunnel without a visible decrease in illumination levels, ensuring a better lit and safer tunnel for drivers. 
 
 

Or an underground carpark ... ? 

Keeping with the underground theme, let’s talk parking garages. When you’re parked on lower level 3, it doesn’t matter if it’s the middle of the day or midnight, it’s dark down there! Who wouldn’t pick up their pace when walking through a dark cavern with just three working fluorescent lights? 
 
By piping daylight in from the outside, making your way through dark, lower levels no longer feels like the start of a horror movie. You get high-quality Solatube daylighting and increased safety. For owners or managers of parking structures, it’s no-cost daytime lighting with near zero maintenance. That’s a win-win. 
Whether you’re looking to install daylighting in your office, factory, or a secret bunker buried under your corporate headquarters, Solatube has the innovation to help make it happen. No idea or application is too out of the box, or under it for that matter. 
27 September 2016 
 
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How to choose a sun tunnel daylight system

How to choose a sun tunnel? 

Often referred to as sun tunnels, tubular daylighting systems are still a new concept for some. Flat roof and pitched roof Tubular daylighting systems literally provide a reflective tunnel or tube for the sun to bounce down from roof top to the room below; a simple, but very effective concept that can light up and transform a dark room often where traditional windows cannot even be installed. 
 
Are some systems better than others? 
Below are 8 indicators to help you decide on the best system for your home: 
Typically systems with roof domes collect much more daylight than flush glazed systems 
Systems with rigid tubes can outperform flexible duct systems by up to 10 times or more 
BBA certificates guarantee fitness-for-purpose and compliance to Building Regulations 
Systems with angle adaptors as standard are easier to install and eliminate extra cost 
Do you have a choice of ceiling diffuser? It’s the element you will see the most! 
Is the system double-glazed at the ceiling to eliminate heat gain/loss in your room? 
Ensure tube reflectivity is as high as possible, they vary from 99.7% to 86% per light bounce! 
The best sun tunnel type systems come with a wide range of accessories including; electric lights, bathroom ventilation, electric and manual daylight dimmers 
 
As you can see, there are many aspects to choosing a tubular daylighting system. As the originators of the first sun tunnel type system, we have over 25 years’ experience in tubular daylighting systems and will be happy to provide any assistance you require. Please do contact us or take a look at our residential gallery where you will see the difference that Solatube Daylighting Systems can make to your home. 
 
18 August 2016 
 

Blogs, News & Events... 

How to choose a sun tunnel daylight system

How to choose a sun tunnel? 

Often referred to as sun tunnels, tubular daylighting systems are still a new concept for some. Flat roof and pitched roof Tubular daylighting systems literally provide a reflective tunnel or tube for the sun to bounce down from roof top to the room below; a simple, but very effective concept that can light up and transform a dark room often where traditional windows cannot even be installed. 
 
Are some systems better than others? 
Below are 8 indicators to help you decide on the best system for your home: 
 
Typically systems with roof domes collect much more daylight than flush glazed systems 
Systems with rigid tubes can outperform flexible duct systems by up to 10 times or more 
BBA certificates guarantee fitness-for-purpose and compliance to Building Regulations 
Systems with angle adaptors as standard are easier to install and eliminate extra cost 
Do you have a choice of ceiling diffuser? It’s the element you will see the most! 
Is the system double-glazed at the ceiling to eliminate heat gain/loss in your room? 
Ensure tube reflectivity is as high as possible, they vary from 99.7% to 86% per light bounce! 
The best sun tunnel type systems come with a wide range of accessories including; electric lights, bathroom ventilation, electric and manual daylight dimmers 
 
As you can see, there are many aspects to choosing a tubular daylighting system. As the originators of the first sun tunnel type system, we have over 25 years’ experience in tubular daylighting systems and will be happy to provide any assistance you require. Please do contact us or take a look at our residential gallery where you will see the difference that Solatube Daylighting Systems can make to your home. 
18 August 2016 

Blogs, News & Events... 

How to choose a sun tunnel daylight system

How to choose a sun tunnel? 

Often referred to as sun tunnels, tubular daylighting systems are still a new concept for some. Flat roof and pitched roof Tubular daylighting systems literally provide a reflective tunnel or tube for the sun to bounce down from roof top to the room below; a simple, but very effective concept that can light up and transform a dark room often where traditional windows cannot even be installed. 
 
Are some systems better than others? 
Below are 8 indicators to help you decide on the best system for your home: 
 
Typically systems with roof domes collect much more daylight than flush glazed systems 
Systems with rigid tubes can outperform flexible duct systems by up to 10 times or more 
BBA certificates guarantee fitness-for-purpose and compliance to Building Regulations 
Systems with angle adaptors as standard are easier to install and eliminate extra cost 
Do you have a choice of ceiling diffuser? It’s the element you will see the most! 
Is the system double-glazed at the ceiling to eliminate heat gain/loss in your room? 
Ensure tube reflectivity is as high as possible, they vary from 99.7% to 86% per light bounce! 
The best sun tunnel type systems come with a wide range of accessories including; electric lights, bathroom ventilation, electric and manual daylight dimmers 
 
As you can see, there are many aspects to choosing a tubular daylighting system. As the originators of the first sun tunnel type system, we have over 25 years’ experience in tubular daylighting systems and will be happy to provide any assistance you require. Please do contact us or take a look at our residential gallery where you will see the difference that Solatube Daylighting Systems can make to your home. 
18 August 2016 

Blogs, News & Events... 

How to choose a sun tunnel daylight system

How to choose a sun tunnel? 

Often referred to as sun tunnels, tubular daylighting systems are still a new concept for some. Flat roof and pitched roof Tubular daylighting systems literally provide a reflective tunnel or tube for the sun to bounce down from roof top to the room below; a simple, but very effective concept that can light up and transform a dark room often where traditional windows cannot even be installed. 
 
Are some systems better than others? 
Below are 8 indicators to help you decide on the best system for your home: 
 
Typically systems with roof domes collect much more daylight than flush glazed systems 
Systems with rigid tubes can outperform flexible duct systems by up to 10 times or more 
BBA certificates guarantee fitness-for-purpose and compliance to Building Regulations 
Systems with angle adaptors as standard are easier to install and eliminate extra cost 
Do you have a choice of ceiling diffuser? It’s the element you will see the most! 
Is the system double-glazed at the ceiling to eliminate heat gain/loss in your room? 
Ensure tube reflectivity is as high as possible, they vary from 99.7% to 86% per light bounce! 
The best sun tunnel type systems come with a wide range of accessories including; electric lights, bathroom ventilation, electric and manual daylight dimmers 
 
As you can see, there are many aspects to choosing a tubular daylighting system. As the originators of the first sun tunnel type system, we have over 25 years’ experience in tubular daylighting systems and will be happy to provide any assistance you require. Please do contact us or take a look at our residential gallery where you will see the difference that Solatube Daylighting Systems can make to your home. 
18 August 2016 
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