Even distribution of light — even in confined spaces
Solatube skylights use advanced technology to uniformly distribute natural light throughout living areas, ensuring a gentle, ambient radiance reaches every corner. Lined with Spectralight Infinity, an exceptionally reflective material, these skylights capture and transmit an impressive 99.7% of available natural light, even in confined spaces like closets and bathrooms. Solatube skylights also offer more design flexibility than a conventional skylight with the possibility to specify them in virtually any room of the home, making them a great option for bringing more natural light into dark spaces.
Versatile installation with a leakproof guarantee
While installing conventional skylights can sometimes be labour intensive — especially when a light well is required — this is not an issue when installing a Solatube. The tubular framework of a Solatube skylight can be adeptly manouevered around rafters and walls, enabling placement in virtually any room, including in double-storey residential structures where conventional skylights prove challenging. And installation can be done in a matter of a few hours and is fuss-free.
Solatube use proprietary roof flashings that follow the contour of the roof profile, ensuring a watertight installation — addressing a common concern with conventional skylights. Every installation is backed by a secure 10-year Leakproof Guarantee.
Protection against UV rays
While conventional skylights may allow UV rays to enter, Solatube effectively blocks UVB and UVC radiation, and over 95% of UVA. In technical jargon, this means they block everything below 380nm, and only transmit 20% at 400nm, preventing furniture fading and potential health risks. In contrast, conventional skylights often admit unfiltered sunlight, displaying uneven brightness and glare.
Add-on kits for extra flexibility
Solatube skylights can be specified with add-on kits for further flexibility in the home. Homeowners can seamlessly regulate sunlight with a Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer, ideal for daytime cinematic experiences or maintaining a subdued morning ambiance. Or come evening, they can continue to reap the benefits of a Solatube with an LED Light Add-on Kit or Solar-Powered Nightlight, delivering energy-efficient illumination without intruding on ceiling aesthetics.
A smart architectural solution for Kiwi homes
Solatube surpasses the conventional notion of a skylight, providing a holistic lighting solution that elevates architectural environments.
For architects seeking to harness the full potential of Solatube skylights, Solatube's specialised team is available. Request an exclusive, in-depth consultation to tap into expert insights on optimising the benefits of natural light within your architectural design.