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Skylights have been around in various styles for many years now and most of us have had a skylight in our home at some stage during our life, whether it was a traditional square skylight, a tubular skylight or a plain old roof window. Often there can be an array of issues associated with Skylights, and this is where Solatube has come into a league of its own - developing a tubular daylighting system that overcomes these issues and sets to change the way we think about natural daylighting.
Solatube tubular daylighting devices, or TDDs for short, are affordable, high-performance lighting solutions that bring daylight into interior spaces where traditional skylights and windows simply can’t reach. Sometimes called tubular skylights, light tubes, sun pipes, and even light tunnels, TDDs have become the ideal solution for lighting interiors in a cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly way because they significantly reduce the need for electricity while keeping people connected to the outdoor environment.
Selecting the right TDD for your residential or commercial project is a crucial decision, and Solatube Daylighting Systems are the superior choice because they are the only high-performance daylighting devices that utilise patented optical technologies to significantly improve the way daylight is captured and delivered to interiors.
Solatube is the best-known brand in the industry for a reason. Their daylighting systems use the best materials, the most advanced technologies, and the most progressive engineering to create products that deliver the highest quality daylight at the greatest output. These systems also incorporate a wide variety of technological advances, including advanced optical technology in the dome, a patented protective coating on the tubing and a duel lens system in the diffuser, to name a few.
Be aware some manufacturers will provide SHGC figures as some of the components they use have been tested individually. However, these results would not be true for the system as a whole once it is installed. Be sure to check that any SHGC figures provided are for the 'complete system' installed, as Solatube’s is, rather than just a few of the components used.