The Solatube Blog

The Solatube blog was created to spark interest in daylighting by delivering original, high-quality content that helps homeowners understand the concept, its benefits and uses as well as the technology that makes it possible.
Monday, April 14th, 2014
Are your rooms dark or shadowy, even at midday? Do you use your electric lights during the day to see clearly? If so, fill out our simple daylighting worksheet to find out which of your rooms could benefit from natural light from a Solatube Daylighting System. READ MORE
Monday, March 31st, 2014
Getting a tubular daylighting device (TDD) installed is easy when you work with a Solatube Premier Dealer. After a free, in-home consultation with one of your local Certified Installation Consultants (CICs), you are just three steps away from a brighter, more beautiful home. Here’s what happens next. READ MORE
Monday, March 17th, 2014
You’ve done your research. You’ve narrowed your choices. Now you’re ready to purchase a tubular daylighting device. What happens next? READ MORE
Monday, March 3rd, 2014
You’ve decided to upgrade your home lighting. Now what? If you want to save time and money while avoiding the hassle of shopping, or at least some of it, attend a home show. READ MORE
Monday, February 17th, 2014
Daylight is beneficial for living organisms, and that includes marine life. Fish, coral, and other aquatic creatures and plant life found in outdoor water environments thrive under the full spectrum of natural light the sun provides. But what about their indoor brethren who spend their lives under the glare and heat of electric light? READ MORE
Monday, February 3rd, 2014
Have you ever arrived at work only to find that you’re wearing one black sock and one navy sock? If you answered yes, it may not be entirely your fault. Typical electric lighting in a home can shift the perceived hue of clothing, making color coordination a tricky business. Luckily, there is a light source that provides perfect color rendition to help you avoid these embarrassing situations. That source is daylight.  READ MORE
Monday, January 20th, 2014
Picture a basketball. When dropped, it bounces. If left untouched, it will continue to bounce. You’ll notice, though, that each rebound will be lower than the last. That’s because each bounce takes away some of the ball’s energy.  READ MORE
Monday, January 6th, 2014
Now that it’s 2014, did “make home improvements” get on your list of things to do this year? If it did, how likely are you to actually accomplish this goal? READ MORE
Monday, December 23rd, 2013
During winter, do you often feel sad, moody or anxious? Do you eat and sleep more? Do you lose interest in your normal activities or gain weight? If so, you may be suffering from Seasonal Affective Disorder, or SAD. Although experts aren’t exactly sure what causes SAD, they believe it may be linked to a deficiency of bright light.  READ MORE
Monday, December 16th, 2013
Your home lighting options are about to change forever. Come January 2014, incandescent light bulbs enter the final stage of a three-year nationwide phase out triggered by the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007. READ MORE