Natural Light Tubular Skylight...
For about the cost of a nice light fixture,we can bring the soft light of the sun into virtually any space in your home. Installed on any roof surface in under two hours, you will quickly realize the cost benefits of a tubular skylight over incandescent and even traditional skylights. In addition to the free daytime operating cost, Natural Light tubular skylights do not contribute to heat loss or gain, unlike standard framed-in skylights.
Natural Light uses the highest quality materials in the manufacturing process. The entire unit was designed around performance, ease of installation and being able to withstand the weathering effects of any environment. The warranty is the best in the industry, 25 years. Natural Light Tubular Skylight System:
- High-impact acrylic dome
- Unique condensation release system
- Bug and dust proof sealing system
- Seamless air-craft grade aluminum flashing
- Water tight
- Fits all roof types
- Alanod Miro Silver 98% reflective light pipe
- Aluminum trim ring and stress collar
- Quick and easy 2 hour installation
- No structural changes or painting required Natural Light Tubular Skylight Protection:
- UV protection built-in no fading
- Virtually no heat gain or loss
- Condensation system keeps moisture outside
- Only dome with factory mounted stress equalizing collar
- About Tubular Skylights FAQs Competitive Comparison
What do I need to know before I order?
| Dome |
Our dome is constructed of hi-impact UV stabilized acrylic that is thicker than many of our competitors. Unlike most of the competition our low profile appearance allows the skylight to blend into the surrounding roof structure. Most importantly, our dome is mounted in a stress absorbing seamless aluminum collar, which exerts the pressure caused, by expansion and contraction due to temperature effects evenly over the dome. Many of our competitors attach their dome directly to the flashing that stresses the dome at the contact points. Dissimilar materials react to temperature effects differently, which may cause stress cracks.
The flashing is extremely important, as it is responsible for keeping your roof from leaking. It is exposed to the harsh effects of the environment on a daily basis. Our flashing is constructed of air-craft grade aluminum with no seams, and its round shape minimizes damage to roof shingles and enables it to withstand the stresses of expansion and contraction due to the temperature variations. Many of our competitors use lower grade galvanized materials or plastic with tack welded or rolled seams. Our unique forward sloping flashing design limits the use of light robbing elbows that the competition uses in almost all applications. (Optional black flashing shown.)
Manufactured by Alanod, our light pipe is one of the best performing in the industry. Most of the competition uses lower grade light pipe, thinner gauge or less reflective. Our light pipe is assembled on site with three securing methods ensuring a tight, dust free seal.
Trim Ring and Diffuser
The trim ring and diffuser assembly is the only piece in the entire kit that the homeowner sees on a daily basis, and it's the only item that the homeowner will ever touch. Our trim ring is constructed of seamless aluminum and is powder coated white in color while most of our competition offers plastic. Our diffuser easily snaps into place for ease of cleaning, yet it provides a tight seal to minimize heat gain or loss. It's constructed of hi-impact acrylic, which makes it virtually unbreakable. Our diffuser is designed with a small arc that provides even light distribution without spotlight effects. Many of our competitors offer primarily flat diffusers that are not able to spread the light out as far.
About Tubular Skylights - FAQs
| Before you order, you need to know: what type of roof you have, the distance between the roof and ceiling (the run of the light pipe) and if you have flat or vaulted/cathedral ceilings. With this information we can help you order the correct product for your application! |
Choices you need to make:
- Prismatic: brings in bright white light (this option gives you the most light on any kit)
- Soft White: lets in soft white light
- Skybrite: thin, flat, lightweight optical lens, clear natural light
- Pitched for use on pitched roof when you have flat ceilings
- Flat for use on a flat roof, or with a pitched roof to a vaulted/cathedral ceiling
Light kit if you would like the option of using your skylight for lighting at night you can install a light into the pipe which can be connected to a switch in the room choose this option.
Bathroom vent kit if you would like to replace an existing fan unit with a quiet, powerful vent fan using the same opening as your new skylight, choose this option.
Light pipe if the distance from your roof to your ceiling in the area of installation is greater than 40 inches, you can purchase additional lengths of pipe. Each section of pipe is two feet long.
Dimmer- If you would like to control the amount of light coming from a tubular skylight, this option is for you. The dimmer allows you to adjust the amount of daylight entering a room with an easy-to-use remote control. Perfect for any room that may need to be darkened during the day including bedrooms, media rooms and conference rooms. The dimmer kit comes fully assembled and is easy to install. You will need to provide an electrical outlet to provide the power to the dimmer.
What is a tubular skylight?
Tubular skylights are energy efficient high performance lighting systems that are cylindrical in shape and are designed to light up rooms with natural sunlight. A small clear dome on the roof allows sunlight to enter into a highly reflective "light pipe" that extends from the roof level to the ceiling level. The light pipe is coated with silver, in a mirror quality finish, that allows the full spectrum of sunlight to be channeled and dispersed evenly into a room through a diffuser located in the ceiling.
Tubular skylights are designed not to compromise roof integrity. They are designed to minimize the size of roof penetrations and totally eliminate the chance of leaks with their weather-tight installation. Why tubular instead of traditional skylights?
Tubular skylights emit more light per given area, because of the high reflectivity of the mirror-like light pipe.
Tubular skylights are far more energy efficient. The cylindrical design minimizes the area for direct light to enter and heat up the area and the thin light pipe radiates any collected heat into the attic area. Since the light pipe acts as a sealed shaft, very little heat escapes up the light pipe, whereas a tremendous amount of heat rises up the large shaft of traditional skylights. What this means is that there is no heat loss or gain in your room because of our tubular skylight.
Tubular skylights scatter 100% of the natural light spectrum through the use of a diffuser, thereby eliminating the spot light effect common with the traditional system. 99% of harmful UV rays are absorbed by the tubular skylights special dome, light pipe and diffuser material, thereby eliminating the bleaching effect of UV rays on rugs and furniture.
Tubular skylights are far more economical. A tubular skylight can be installed in less that two hours - a fraction of the time it takes to install a traditional skylight. No painting, no frame work and no drywall required for installation of a tubular skylight. Other Options
We offer several options to enhance our products. The Super Vent Fan provides a combination bathroom ventilation and lighting system, constructed of an all aluminum cowling that surrounds the trim ring of the skylight. The fan that exhausts the air is the quietest fan on the market and provides 125 cfm of air exchange, which is more than twice what typical bathroom vents provide. We offer an easy to install light kit that provides light through the tubular skylight during the evening hours. How do I know what size I need?
We carry four different diameter skylights which put out an increasing amount of light the larger they are. Natural Light has 10", 13", 18", and 21" diameter units. Keep in mind - bigger is not always better! Remember, if you have any questions at all please don't hesitate to contact us and we will respond promptly...
The 10-inch tube lights up a room of 150 sq. feet or less, putting out 330 watts of light. It is ideal for use in most bathrooms, hallways, walk-in closets, pantries, and laundry rooms. It is by far the most common size purchased and used by the homeowner.
The 13-inch skylight lights up an area between 150-250 sq. feet, for 500 watts of light. (It has the same size light pipe and performs the same as the "14 inch units our competitors advertise.) This size is most commonly used in kitchens, living rooms, family rooms, foyers, and garages.
The 18-inch unit will light up an area of 300 - 500 sq. feet, putting 750 watts of light, and is best for rooms with vaulted ceilings, family rooms, living rooms, "great rooms", and garages.
The 21-inch unit, lighting up 500 - 700 sq. feet is recommended for commercial flat roof applications only. Why choose Natural Light Energy System's skylights?
Simply put, because Natural Light are the best tubular skylight you can buy! We have the best engineered tubular skylight on the market with the highest quality components. We have the #1 selling tubular skylight on the web. The Natural Light Warranty
Because of the quality of the materials that go into our product, our product will remain structurally sound in any environment for a lifetime. Our warranty reflects this quality by backing up our products with a 25 years warranty unmatched in the industry! Why Natural Light is "The Contractors Choice"?
- High quality materials throughout ensure no callbacks!
- Adapts to any type of roof system.
- Fits any roof pitch.
- Easy installation - very few steps to complete entire installation.
- Very attractive unit due to the ultra low profile.
- 25 year warranty
- Seamless to ensure no leakage.
- Easy snap-on diffuser
- Exclusive dome stress ring isolates environmental stressing of the dome ensuring weather tight, long lasting fit.