The Difference Between A Solar Tube And A Solar SkyLight

Filed under: Solar Tube Skylights - 14 Feb 2013  | Spread the word !

Skylights and skytubes illuminate the inside home of building, but many people believe that slylights and skytubes are the same thing, although they aren’t. But understanding the advantages and disadvantages of both of them is very important, helping us choose the right thing.


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A SKY TUBE uses a tube that transmits the sunlight from the roof to the interior of a building. It can light direct the light in the rooms that are not directly under the roof opening. A sky tube can be fitted with electric lights to provide light at night and dimmers to reduce daytime light transmission.


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On the other hand, a SKYLIGHT is like a sealed window installed on the roof. It allows natural sunlight to directly a home or other building and offer light during the day, until night fall.


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You also have to know that skylights are less expensive than sky tubes. Nonetheless, the prices of base model sky tubes are competitive. In the homes with a space between the ceiling and roof, installing a skylight makes the use of sky tubes more convenient.


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Now, that you know these things, you’ll be able to make the right decisions in the future and buy the right things for your home.