One of the great advantages of skylights is the way they fill your home with light without opening your rooms up to curious neighbours and people passing by. Perfect for suburban living, they let you enjoy all the mood lifting-benefits of natural daylight, whether your curtains are open or closed.
Why choose a Solatube skylight
Even if your house is overlooked, a Solatube provides complete privacy. Sometimes called a tubular skylight, light tube or sun tunnel, they’re the most affordable skylights and the simplest skylights to install. Another benefit is you can’t see the outside surface, so there’s no need to get up on the roof to clean off bird droppings, dirt and watermarks. Solatubes also come with accessories, like the ability to dim the light down with a wall switch, and the option to include energy-efficient LED lighting in the same fitting.
Early morning kitchen privacy
Nothing beats walking out to the kitchen first thing in the morning to find it already bright, cheerful and welcoming. With a Solatube skylight you can start your day just as you are, leaving the curtains drawn until you’re ready to face the world. And on moonlit nights it’s easy to pop out to the kitchen for a class of water, without suffering the sleep-disrupting glare of artificial lighting. In fact if this benefit appeals, you should definitely consider the Solatube night-light accessory. This uses a solar powered LED light that charges up during the day to provide a soft moonlight effect every night. Very cool.
Bedroom daylight privacy
Feel like you’re living inside a cave every morning with the curtains drawn for privacy until the last person’s dressed and ready? A bedroom skylight completely changes they way you can greet the new day. What’s more, with the Solatube dimmer accessory you can turn on the daylight when you’re ready, so it’s easy to enjoy a sleep in.
Bathroom daylight privacy
Many people install frosted glass into bathroom windows as a compromise between privacy and light during the daytime. However the reduced lighting level is often inadequate, especially when grooming or applying makeup, so they turn on the artificial lighting anyway. With a Solatube roof skylight, you can enjoy full natural daylight without the need for artificial lights, even when the bathroom curtains are closed.
A renovation problem solver
One of the most value-adding home renovations is the addition of an ensuite bathroom off the master bedroom. But finding space on an outside wall to provide natural lighting can often be a problem. A Solatube skylight with ducted ventilation add-on provides the perfect solution. It means you can easily create a beautifully-lit, well-ventilated ensuite anywhere in your home. They’re also ideal for a main bathroom or skullery.
Making your home safer
Poorly lit hallways and interior stairs are a real safety hazard. If you can’t clearly see where you’re walking, it’s easy to trip over something left lying in the hall or lose your footing on a step. The solution is a Solatube skylight, so that daylight can reach internal halls and stairways to keep eveyone safe in their home. There’s even a Solatube with built-in LED lighting. At night, it automatically turns on when it detects someone moving, then turns off again when they’re gone.
Book a free consultation and quote today
To find out if your home is suitable for a Solatube skylight, simply give us a call. We offer a free no-obligation in-home consultation. We’ve installed thousands of Solatubes into Kiwi homes and new-builds, so we can help you understand where they would make a real difference, what size Solatube would be best and whether any of the optional accessories would be appropriate.
Call 0800 466 383 or send us your details via our website contact form.