Solar light tunnels capture the sun’s rays and transmit them into your home. A solar light tunnel – or sun tunnel - is lined with highly reflective material that directs light rays through your home, which are captured from an entrance point situated either on the roof or a wall. The daylight that the tunnel collects is transferred down the reflective tube, and distributed into your home, illuminating the room.
- Filters natural light. Solar light tunnels effectively light up your room even when it isn’t sunny outside.
- Inexpensive, long-lasting benefits. Solar light tunnels are inexpensive to install and once installed, will provide free light into your room every day.
- Compact. The design of solar light tunnels allows them to be installed in rooms where a skylight or window would not be viable, such as in rooms without direct roof or external wall access.
- Carbon emissions. 27% of carbon emissions come from your home – by supplying your home with natural light, rather than artificial, you can help to change this statistic.
- Sunlight is good for you. Studies have shown that increasing your daily exposure to sunlight can enhance your mental and physical well-being, as well boosting concentration and energy levels. A lack of sunlight can trigger Seasonal Affective Disorder, a condition where the lack of sunlight causes feelings of illness or depression.
- Attractive appearance. Solar light tunnels have the outside appearance of a Velux window on the outside. They brighten the darkest room without the harsh shifts of incandescent and fluorescent bulbs.
Solar light tunnels are suitable for flat and pitched roofs.
Their light output is often much greater than that of a window or skylight, which would be much larger and can cost considerably more than solar light tunnels. Compared to windows and skylights, solar light tunnels also benefit from better heat insulation properties and more flexibility for use in inner rooms.
Having a solar light tunnel installed should not require structural modification or redecoration of your property. With a solar light tunnel, you could save on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint as they lessen the need for you to use your electric lights.
If you are interested in solar light tunnels or require more information, please contact us - you can speak to one of our Energy Team, who are trained to offer you the most up-to-date and accurate information.