Sola sklights offer one of the easiest and most affordable ways to bring daylight into traditionally low or no-light interiors, at home and in the working environment. The Sola Sky Tunnel system allows natural light into darkened rooms via a rooflight and a rigid or flexible reflective tube.
HOW MUCH LIGHT CAN I GET?
Tests carried out in the UK (by Durham University) prove that anything up to twelve times the equivalent of a 100 watt bulb can be achieved with 3m of Flexi-tube run on the 550 mm diameter unit. As with all natural light providers, this depends on the exposure to the available daylight (south facing is best) also the length of Flexi-tube, time od day, time of year etc. The larger diameter Sky Tunnel installed the more volume of light will be transmitted.
WHAT SIZE AND TYPE DO I NEED?
The location of the roof dome should be directly above or as near as possible to the ceiling diffuser and as near as possible to the roof ridge. Minimise bends in the Flexi-tube, as this will affect efficient light transmission. It is possible to fit the Sky Tunnel if you have a good knowledge of DIY, alternatively you can use Kings. There are key factors that should be considered; colour scheme of interior, on which elevation the roof dome is going to be positions - South East, or West - and also the length of tube.
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