Yesterday we had a solar tube fitted. Our main hallway is in the middle of our home, and was dark and gloomy. As we already have a skylight in the bathroom because it too was dark but the skylight let in some heat in the summer. We wanted to light up the hallway without using electricity during the day.
So our choice was a Solatube, because it it was advertised to capture more light and spread it at the bottom of the diffuser like daylight.
Kim took a before and after photos without a flash during the day.
It works just as they said it would. What a clever invention! Daylight inside, without the heat, and all without using artificial lighting. Last night you could even see in the hallway because of the nearly full moon. It was bright enough not to turn on the light!
We are saving up now for one in the kitchen as in winter we have to turn on the light during the day to see what we are doing. Unfortunately, they are not cheap and it cost us $870 fitted. If anyone knows where I can get one cheaper, I would love the companies name if in the Melbourne area.
Even with the price, I would still recommend it as it has transformed the feel of the room. Kim can’t wait to get some art on the left hand wall now they you can see it. She is going to take photos of flowers in our garden and then frame and hang them. I can’t think of a better place to display them.