When it comes to lighting, we believe that access to daylight is a human right. Studies have shown that people exposed to natural light are more productive, achieve a better sense of well-being, and are more positive. Until recently, the technology to deliver natural light to interior spaces like closets, bathrooms, offices and corridors simply didn’t exist. That’s no longer the case.
As a pioneer of the daylighting industry and the global leader in tubular daylighting devices for more than 20 years, we’ve perfected the capture and transmission of the sun’s rays indoors where it was once thought impossible.
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.
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 utilize patented optical technologies to significantly improve the way daylight is captured and delivered to interiors.
Solatube Daylighting Systems, mistakenly called solar tubes, also are modular and easy to connect to ceiling systems. And unlike traditional skylights, they are designed to control the problematic aspects of sunlight. They reduce glare and inconsistent light patterns. They also screen infrared rays that can overheat interiors as well as ultraviolet rays that can fade furniture and fabrics.
Aside from their functionality, our daylighting systems also promote creative architectural expression. They can be used to achieve specific lighting effects such as wall washes and soffit lighting. They even can provide illumination for special applications such as living walls and aquariums.
For projects requiring maximum energy efficiency in an integrated design, we also manufacture a hybrid option that combines advanced Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) with our proven daylighting technology. The Solatube Smart LED System automatically blends ultra-energy efficient LED light with free natural light to provide illumination throughout the day and night while significantly cutting energy use.
Solatube International is the best-known brand in the industry for a reason. Our 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. In fact, millions of units have been installed in residential and commercial buildings to date and we install more each day.
And we do it because we believe everyone deserves to experience the benefits that bright, beautiful and free daylight has to offer. That’s why designing high-performing, cost-effective and affordable daylighting systems that reduce electricity use and energy costs is not only our job, it’s our passion.