Solar tubes

Old 07-01-15, 07:54 PM
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Solar tubes

I have a long narrow great room with high ceilings. I live in a woods so the room is very dark. I can't install any windows so I was thinking about a couple solar tubes to bring some natural light in. What are the good brands? Are they hard to install and what is the price range?
Old 07-01-15, 08:04 PM
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Solatube and Velux would be my first choices. Actually...Velux first.

They ain't cheap...$400 or so depending on type.
Old 07-01-15, 08:27 PM
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I have a long narrow great room with high ceilings
It almost sounds like you are a candidate for skylights. Have you considered that possibility ?

I had been looking around for a tube for my upstairs bathroom. I like to read customer reviews and there are many on Velux and Solatube. I was leaning towards the Solatube due to the amount of light it passes but the reviews of the tubing material delaminating had me put the project on hold.
Old 07-02-15, 03:18 AM
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I have installed several Solatubes, and they give off an almost LED type light with good sunshine. I like their design in that they are round and will shed water better with their flange design than would a flat sky light. Poorly installed sky lights are disasters, but, as Pete mentioned, give off a tremendous amount of light.

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