Solar Lighting Myths & Facts

Over the years we have heard about several myths out there that are made to give you a false impression of our products, we would like to tell you some of them that we gathered and tell you why they are wrong. Don’t let you be deceived by some foolish random salesman that come from a fly-by-night company that will try to get the best of you and your money by convincing you and giving a product that will not work well and makes you have a headache later.

Myth#1: All tubular skylights are pretty much created equal.

Of course they are not

How do we compete in the market? By creating amazing tubular skylights, only our brand offers the highest patented performance. It is guaranteed in writing. Solatube has FL product approval, that can only be obtained if Florida State engineers approve the product’s design for the high wind and water intrusion testing what our weather will demand. Don’t think to achieve that is an easy task; most other brands do not pass this difficult test. And to give you more reason to choose us, aside for giving you the best performance in the market we also give you exclusive decorative ceiling fixtures for your interior diffuser lens so that you can have both performance and aesthetics in one.

Myth #2: Other brands have longer warranties

Ok, we invite you

to check the warranties each brand has and see the truth for yourself.

Myth #3: Illumination

Old idea, New Technology

Solatube is not a new idea. Let’s check a bit of history about it, Tubular skylights are one of the oldest and most widespread ways of bringing sunlight indoors. In fact, the ancient Egyptians developed this technique. The first commercial reflector system was patented and marketed in the 1850s by Paul Emile Chappuis in London. He used angled mirrors and continued producing it till the factory was destroyed in 1943. Solatube International of Australia rediscovered the idea, got a patent In 1986, and has been marketing it for widespread residential and commercial use ever since. Today there are many different products like ours, but if you compare them, you can see that ours is better. Thanks to UK Solatube Division for this great research: Solatube® provides more daylight throughout the day and the entire year than any other tubular daylighting device – guaranteed! This is backed up by the Building Research Establishment, and if you are a person who likes to have more affirmations before making a decision, we can show you a simple mathematical calculation that demonstrates how the tube material plays an important part in providing the best light transfer. As you can see, a small difference in reflectivity value can make a huge difference to the overall light delivery of a tubular daylighting device. http://www.solatube.co.uk/

Myth#1: All tubular skylights are pretty much created equal.

Of course they are not

How do we compete in the market? By creating amazing tubular skylights. Only our brand offers the highest patented performance. It is guaranteed in writing. Solatube has FL product approval, that can only be obtained if Florida State engineers approve the product’s design for the high wind and water intrusion testing what our weather will demand. Don’t think to achieve that is an easy task; most other brands do not pass this difficult test. And to give you more reason to choose us, aside for giving you the best performance in the market we also give you exclusive decorative ceiling fixtures for your interior diffuser lens so that you can have both performance and aesthetics in one.

Myth #2: Other brands have longer warranties

Ok, we invite you

to check the warranties each brand has and see the truth for yourself.

Myth #3: Illumination

Old idea, New Technology

Solatube is not a new idea. Let’s check a bit of history about it, Tubular skylights are one of the oldest and most widespread ways of bringing sunlight indoors. In fact, the ancient Egyptians developed this technique. The first commercial reflector system was patented and marketed in the 1850s by Paul Emile Chappuis in London. He used angled mirrors and continued producing it till the factory was destroyed in 1943. Solatube International of Australia rediscovered the idea, got a patent In 1986, and has been marketing it for widespread residential and commercial use ever since. Today there are many different products like ours, but if you compare them, you can see that ours is better. Thanks to UK Solatube Division for this great research: Solatube® provides more daylight throughout the day and the entire year than any other tubular daylighting device – guaranteed! This is backed up by the Building Research Establishment, and if you are a person who likes to have more affirmations before making a decision, we can show you a simple mathematical calculation that demonstrates how the tube material plays an important part in providing the best light transfer. As you can see, a small difference in reflectivity value can make a huge difference to the overall light delivery of a tubular daylighting device. http://www.solatube.co.uk/

How much light will Solatube Provide?

The Solatube and any other tubular daylighting devices works in a way similar to a window, but not exactly, because a window lets in the entire spectrum of light. Solatube  is designed to filter out the portion of light that fades fabrics as well as causes sun-dependant plants to not get the nutrients they need from sunlight. For that reason, it is a bad idea for Solatube to use a sunflower to indicate the kind of light you can expect to receive from the daylighting device.

outdoes

electric bulbs

Solatube is excellent because it outdoes electric bulbs in the amount of lumen output.  Solatube has more than twice as much,  so it ‘s really great for lightening rooms, despite the fact that is not good for sustaining vegetable plants during winter due to the way it filters sun rays. It’s also cheaper than putting a skylight, and unless you have the skylight specially made, it will filter out the fading spectrum of sunlight too and be no more helpful to growing vegetables in winter than Solatube.

outdoes

electric bulbs

Solatube is excellent because it outdoes electric bulbs in the amount of lumen output.  Solatube has more than twice as much,  so it ‘s really great for lightening rooms, despite the fact that is not good for sustaining vegetable plants during winter due to the way it filters sun rays. It’s also cheaper than putting a skylight, and unless you have the skylight specially made, it will filter out the fading spectrum of sunlight too and be no more helpful to growing vegetables in winter than Solatube.

Solar Tube Imitations

Don’t even think about accepting another brand than Solatube – it is the only brand on the market you can really count on.  Solatube is the most advanced brand technologically speaking in the market, so we will give you quality beyond your expectations.  Aside from that Solatube is constantly developing and improving the Solatube. If that is not enough reason to choose our brand, see below in order to know why Solatube is the only brand and others are just imitations.

Solar Tube Imitations

Don’t even think about accepting another brand than Solatube – it is the only brand on the market you can really count on.  Solatube is the most advanced brand technologically speaking in the market, so we will give you quality beyond your expectations.  Aside from that Solatube is constantly developing and improving the Solatube. If that is not enough reason to choose our brand, see below in order to know why Solatube is the only brand and others are just imitations.

Natural Light for Any Area In Your Home

Kitchens, Living rooms, Bathrooms and more

Natural Light for Any Area In Your Home

Kitchens, Living rooms, Bathrooms and more

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Tubular Daylighting Device

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Tubular Daylighting Device

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