The benefits of installing a tubular daylighting device
Installing a tubular daylight device can help light your home with natural sunlight (Photo courtesy of Daylight Concepts)
What is a tubular daylighting device (TDD)?
A TDD incorporates various proprietary technologies that harvest the earth’s natural sunlight and transmit it through highly reflective tubes to bring that natural light to a dark area or space within a home or office, thanks to the discovery and patent of this concept in 1986 by Solatube International of Australia. Since then this phenomenal product has become more and more technologically advanced and widely used, now sold in over 40 countries world-wide.
Now let me bring you into the twenty-first century Solatube TDD. The patented Raybender 3000 Technology and Light Tracker captures more light through its dome lens and then redirects that light through the highly reflective tubes of Spectralight Infinity optical film (99.7% specular) that delivers natural light into your room with no color distortion, then it is diffused through the various stylish optical fixtures offered through Solatube’s premier dealers.
Regular skylights versus TDDs?
I have personally owned skylights and though they are wonderful to look through they can also get extremely hot, there is no way to control the amount of light that comes in your room and over time can cause fading to your carpet, furniture, wood, etc. Again, the technology in the TDD’s removes the overpowering heat and invisible UV of the sun, bathing your room in cool, evenly diffused natural light. No heat, no fading, no noise, no maintenance.
And the best part is that Solatube TDD’s install in about two-hours with no mess or structural modifications. Additional accessories you can add to your Solatube are a daylight dimmer, a light add-on kit and a ventilation add-on kit. Also, now you can personalize your Solatube to match your décor, with the new decorative design fixtures, that will give your TDD a very stylish and “twenty-first century” look.
Therefore to sum it all up, , with their state-of-the-art technologies Solatube TDDs are the highest performing, energy efficient and affordable natural lighting systems in the world today. They're also a great investment, highly effective year round very easy to install,and maintenance free. But more importantly, there is simply no comparison to the quality, quantity and color of natural light of a Solatube TDD which is why Solatube offers its manufacturer’s “Highest Performance Guarantee – ALL day, ALL year.”
Daylight Concepts LLC has been family owned and operated since 2006. As an established roofing contractor in the local marketplace, Daylight Concepts is licensed, bonded, insured and highly rated on Angie’s List. Daylight Concepts LLC currently is the exclusive premier Solatube dealer for the Greater Tampa Bay and Sarasota areas in Florida.
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