How to make the most of natural daylight at home

We look into how Solatube lighting can increase your home's natural sunlight absorption.

Bathroom with solatube skylight installed

When we renovate our homes, it’s not uncommon to begin with a dreamy list of ideas taken from the likes of Pinterest or Instagram… which often gets slashed here, there and everywhere when budgets are considered, and plans are finalised. When considering your budget however, it’s important to remember it’s not just the upfront costs you need to watch closely. By maximising the use of natural resources that are available to us for free, such as natural daylight, we can, in fact, reduce the running costs of our homes which saves us money over time. Products that can help you achieve this are energy efficient Tubular Daylighting Devices, such as a Solatube.

Solatubes are suitable for any rooms, hallways or wardrobes where you require more light than can be provided by common side windows. They use cutting-edge technology to absorb and direct sunlight throughout your home, and previously dark spaces will come alive for a brighter, healthier space. This is because Solatubes are lined with Spectralight Infinity, an incredibly reflective material that bounces light through the Solatube and into your home. It puts 99.7% of what mother nature produces outside into your home…. We bet you’ll think you’ve left the light on!

Solatubes also reduce the running costs of cooling your home as it only lets the good stuff (being light) in – even at the hottest point of the day! It does this by taking out infrared wavelengths before they can be transferred through the tube, removing heat before it ever enters your home. So it's perfect for a hot Kiwi summer, where it reduces cooling loads on heating and cooling systems. Solatubes will also remove nasties such as UVA and UVB rays which can damage furnishings, clothing and precious memories like photos and souvenirs from our travels or a bygone era.
If you’d like to find out more about how a Solatube can make the space your renovating brighter, lighter and reduce running costs, talk to the experts at Hometech today to learn more about Solatubes and Solatube products, and how they can help you make the most of your home’s natural lighting.

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