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The Smart Alternative to Traditional Skylights-Solatube Vs Skylight

Solatube Daylighting Systems have changed the way people think about daylighting by offering a simple, smart alternative to traditional skylights. Only Solatube uses innovative breakthrough technology to bring natural light into virtually any room of your home in only two-hours. Our Brighten Up® Series has transformed millions of homes – without the cost, leaks and hassle associated with traditional skylights.

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Daylighting Consistency

Solatube Daylighting Systems brighten rooms more effectively and evenly than traditional skylights. Our patented technology gives consistent light throughout the day and all year long, as opposed to the shifting pattern of light you get with traditional skylights.

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Light Output

Our smart dome, equipped with advanced optics, provides lighting performance superior to that of a traditional skylight. Our Effect Lenses can also quickly and easily modify the color and strength of the daylight.

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You don’t have to sacrifice performance for energy-efficiency. Solatube Daylighting Systems are Energy Star® rated and, unlike most traditional skylights, offer maximum visible light with minimal solar heat gain.

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Without the need for reframing or painting, Solatube Daylighting Systems are a fraction of the cost of traditional skylights**.

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Ease of Installation

Our Certified Installation Consultants can install your Solatube Daylighting System in as little as two-hours. The compact design eliminates the need for costly construction or reframing.


Solatube Daylighting Systems allow you to bring natural light to virtually any room in your home. Our reflective tubing directs sunlight into hard-to-reach areas, where traditional skylights aren’t an option – at a fraction of the cost.

Ease of Maintenance

Solatube Daylighting Systems are engineered for peace of mind. Everything from the leak-proof design to the impact-resistant, self- cleaning dome ensures trouble-free maintenance.

Design & Functionality

The Solatube Designer Touches Series, with its multiple lens and trim options, allows daylight customization. You can even add a Light Kit, Vent Kit or Daylight Dimmer – creating a multi-functional system.