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Do Your Room Need Daylight?


Do Your Room Need Daylight?

Do you have rooms that are in shadow for all or part of the day? Do you sometimes hold your clothes up to a window to make sure the colors match? Are you forced to turn on your electric lights during the daytime to see clearly?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be able to overcome these common home lighting issues if you upgrade your current electric lighting to natural lighting from a Solatube Daylighting System. 

To find out which of your rooms may benefit the most from daylight, click to access our interactive daylighting worksheet. During daylight hours, take it with you as you walk through your rooms with the electric lights turned off. Rank each room’s natural light level on the worksheet, then read the key below to see whether or not a Solatube Daylighting System can help brighten your home. 

Key for Daylighting Worksheet

Dark Rooms

If you categorized any of your rooms as “dark,” you probably rely heavily on electric lights to see during the day. This wastes electricity and may be driving up your energy bills. A Solatube Daylighting System is designed to pipe in loads of natural light so you get a brighter, more beautiful room...without the need for electricity.

Heavily Shadowed Rooms

Some of your rooms may receive daylight from a small window, but are still heavily shadowed—even during the brightest part of the day. If you’re using your electric lights to brighten these rooms, you’re spending your hard-earned money to power those lights. With a Solatube Daylighting System, you can keep that money in your wallet by lighting your rooms for free with endless, abundant, sustainable sunlight.

Lightly Shadowed Rooms

Lightly shadowed rooms tend to have a mix of light and dim areas. As a result, you may find yourself occasionally flipping on your electric lights to brighten these rooms during the day. A Solatube Daylighting System can even out shadows and enhance the beauty of your rooms while making it easier to see clearly and reducing your electricity use.

Moderately Lit Rooms

Although moderately lit rooms typically receive adequate natural light from one or more windows or traditional skylights, the sunlight streaming through them may result in hot spots, glare, and shifting light patterns throughout the day. A Solatube Daylighting System eliminates these issues by spreading daylight evenly throughout the room and preventing heat from entering your interior.

Brightly Lit Rooms

With some residential floor plans, the builders took care to effectively integrate daylight into the interior through the use of precisely placed windows and traditional skylights. If this describes your rooms, you don’t need a Solatube Daylighting System. You already have a naturally bright and beautiful home!

To see examples of Solatube Daylighting Systems in actual homes, visit our Residential Showcase

If you'd like to find out where to buy a Solatube Daylighting System, visit our Where to Buy page. 

How much natural light do you have in your home? 

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