Natural Light Energy Systems
How Tubular Skylights Work
Tubular Skylights Fill Your Home With Healthy Sunlight
Natural Light Tubular Skylights operate completely on the sun's solar energy. No wiring or switches - just free light with all the positive benefits of natural lighting. The high-impact acrylic dome captures sunlight on the roof during the daylight hours. The flashing housing protects the entire system from weather elements. Natural Light offers two flashing styles to accommodate all roof pitches including flat roofs are available as unpainted aluminum or powder-coated black.
Sunlight Enters Your Home - But UV Rays Are Filtered Out
The sunlight captured by the dome, travels through an extremely reflective, mirror-like tube. It bounces several times through the pipe before it enters your home. Our specially designed Miro-Silver® light pipe is able to harness the sunlight even when the sun's position is low in early morning and late afternoon. Even on cloudy days, the tubular skylight works - though the intensity of the light will be slightly diminished. Additionally, our tubular skylights filter out the harmful UV rays that endanger our health, and fade clothing, furniture and carpeting.
All the Benefits of Sunlight Without the Heat
Natural Light Tubular Skylights operate with virtually no heat gain unlike traditional skylights. As the sunlight travels through the light pipe it passes through our exclusive Energy Conservation Kit. The kit incorporates thin, clear polycarbonate lenses that improve the U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. In fact, our residential units are so energy efficient that they are ENERGY STAR® qualified.
Only Soft Evenly Dispersed Sunlight Enters Your Home
The attractive ceiling light fixture is designed to evenly spread the captured sunlight into your home. It has an arced prismatic surface that bounces the light in all directions eliminating the “hot spot” effect of traditional skylights. Varying on the models size, our tubular skylights can illuminate the equivalent of up to 300 - 1,450 watts of light - all for free!
How Solar Attic Fans Work
Attic Venting Key Concepts
Attic ventilation is an important aspect of maintaining the structure of your home as well as saving energy. Improper attic venting can lead to moisture buildup that can cause mold growth and also cause wood rot. The key to proper attic ventilation is to create continuous air circulation throughout the attic space while preventing moisture from entering. In an ideal venting system, air should enter the attic from the eaves or soffits and escape outside at the roofs ridge.
Solar Attic Fans Work With Your Existing Passive Vents
If you've ever been in your attic, you know just how hot the space can get, especially in summer months. The sun beats down on the roof surface and heats up the stagnant air inside the attic. Building codes require homes to have a passive vent system. But, passive ventilation does not provide the pressure needed to force the air through the attic and outside. That's where a motorized fan comes in. An attic fan placed at the roofs ridge will pull air in from outside, force it to move through the entire attic space and escape through the attic vent. In summer months, a solar attic fan can reduce the temperature in an attic by up to 40°F!
Solar Attic Fans Operate Using Free Solar Energy
A solar attic fan is a simple way to add a motorized venting system to your home without needing any extra electrical wiring or structural changes. Natural Light Solar Attic Fans are manufactured using high-impact photovoltaic solar panels to power the fan for free all during the day. The units are fully operation right out of the box and install in less than an hour. Natural Light Solar Attic Fans are available in 4 model sizes to accommodate any attic space - 10, 20, 30 or 50 watts. They are also available in 3 mounting types: roof, curb or gable.