Ray of Light in Dark Times: Solatube Back in Business After Donating PPE
Healthy Home Improvements in Demand
Vista, Calif.: In just four short days, Solatube International went from manufacturing tubular skylights, whole house fans and solar attic fans to manufacturing COVID-19 face shields for health care workers. On April 9, they delivered their first batch of face shields to health care workers on the front line of the COVID-19 pandemic. Since that time, Solatube has donated thousands of face shields to hospitals from New York to California, as well as to fire departments and police agencies.
Christine Santos from Sharp Hospital wrote, “We would like to extend our sincerest gratitude for the face shields your company made and donated to our hospital. We appreciate Solatube for keeping our staff and patients safe during this health crisis!”
Robert Westfall, president of Solatube International said, “Our entire staff has been thrilled with our ability to help fill the critical gap of face shields for health care workers. It has been an honor for our company to support these brave men and women. We are excited to report we are shifting back to our core business and getting back to brightening people’s lives.”
Westfall said, “We are seeing a surge in demand for our natural lighting and ventilation products. As people spend more time at home, they realize the need and importance of natural light and fresh air in their living spaces. As homeowners have become more aware through studies and articles, they realize how important it is to have an abundance of natural light and fresh air in order to have a healthy home.”
James Hedgecock, director of product development at Solatube International said, “Recent studies show that natural light kills viruses and microbes. Experiments conducted by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security show viruses can quickly be destroyed by sunlight. Leading health advisory agencies are recommending that people bring fresh air into their homes. Our tubular skylights and whole house fans can help people do that, giving families an added benefit to simply enjoying a more comfortable, healthy living environment.”
“As the pandemic unfolded, it has been our privilege to provide face shields to health care workers across America. Being able to help has energized our company during these dark times,” said Tim Deming, director at Solatube International.
With more and more studies about the health benefits of natural light in homes, it makes sense that Solatube tubular skylights and whole house fans are in big demand, as homeowners strive to not only bring in the aesthetics that natural light provides, but also to provide a healthy living environment for their families.
Because of the scientific studies touting how natural light and fresh air can fight against dangerous pathogens in homes, Solatube International is seeing a flood in the demand for their products. Because of this increased demand, the company is quickly shifting back to manufacturing its core products. To learn more about products that can help create a healthy living environment visit Solatube.com.
About Solatube International
Solatube International, Inc., widely recognized as the daylighting industry innovator, has earned worldwide acclaim for its unrivaled ability to transform interior spaces with natural light. Based in California, the company is the leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) for all types of residential and commercial applications, and residential energy-efficient home ventilation systems. Solatube continues to innovate with groundbreaking products that increase energy efficiency and light output, such as the award-winning, high-output SkyVault Series. Solatube TDDs were among the first innovations to receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label by The Solar Impulse Foundation, recognizing all the effort and innovative development it has made to become a recognized energy-efficient solution.
For more information about the company and its related products, visit www.solatube.com