The Solatube Blog

It’s hot. Like seriously hot. In your house. You know… that sweaty, uncomfortable, stick-to-everything kind of hot. Of course, there is relief. The old standby is air conditioning. But, the thing about standbys is that they are, in fact, old. And that usually comes with the downside of technology that’s stale. There is something that’s new, however. READ MORE
Do you ever feel like as the work week goes on, you’re just getting dumber? You lose focus, you’re more tired and less productive. You might pass it off as just being distracted by thoughts of the weekend that lies ahead. Well, the bad news is that the dimly lit space that you work in really is affecting your mental capacity. A new study conducted by Michigan State University neuroscientists, noted in a recent Fast Company article, has yielded changes in the structure of lab rats’ brains when... READ MORE
Skylights are great, right? They fill your room with a ton of natural light and keep you from having to use electricity to light your room during the day. Well, there are some things about installing skylights that may make you think twice about it.  Here are 5 of the biggest ones: 1. Big Holes, Big Hassle The premise behind skylights is pretty simple: in order to bring a lot of light into your home, you need to cut big holes in your roof and ceilings to do it. The problem is that this... READ MORE
So it’s a little dark in here… What’s the big deal, right? Well, when it comes to your bathroom, things can go drastically wrong when it’s not well lit. Here are a few things that top the list:   1. “The Joker” When it’s time to put on makeup, you don’t want to be doing it without good light. No one wants to think they’re looking super hot after they’ve “put their face on” and then go out and realize later that they’re having a Tammy Faye moment.  Whether it’s avoiding the wrong shades or... READ MORE
Here at Solatube, we’ve been innovators in daylighting systems for 25 years. And while it may not be apparent at first glance, there’s a whole lot of technology that goes into bringing bright, natural sunlight into your homes. In fact, over the years we’ve pioneered new and better ways to capture, transfer and deliver sunlight through our advanced domes, ultra-reflective tubing and customizable diffusers, just to name a few. And we aren’t stopping there. We’ve just introduced our newest... READ MORE
“Home is where the heart is”,  “Mi Casa es Su Casa”,  “There’s no place like home”,  “Home is where you hang your hat”,  “You better be home in time for dinner” –Mom. There are so many great quotes about home; they could fill a thousand Pinterest boards. That’s right, a thousand. It’s a launch point for most of life’s adventures and a returning sanctuary for when life’s adventures become … well … too adventurous. Because “home” is such a powerful human concept, and because it means so much to... READ MORE
Now that summer is here, the weather is warming up, and unfortunately, so is your home. Since most attics lack adequate ventilation, heat builds up between the ceiling and roof, making the entire house feel hotter. And if you have air conditioning, it has to work harder to keep you comfortable. But don’t worry.   Solar Star Attic Fans are an easy solution. Here are six rock-solid reasons why they make sense (and cents): Operate for free: You read that right! The sun powers these fans. No... READ MORE
National Inventors' Day celebrates those who have improved our world with their inventions. Here are a few of the great unknowns we're honoring. READ MORE
Glare inside your home can cause you big headaches…literally. Find out how a Solatube Daylighting System can eliminate this issue and provide other perks too. READ MORE