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Sunlight Enters Dome

1. Sunlight Enters the Dome

The low-profile, durable acrylic, impact resistant dome captures sunlight on your roof, from sunup to sundown. The flashing housing ensures that the unit is weather-tight and leakproof.

Sunlight Reflected Through Light Pipe

2. Sunlight is Reflected
Through Light Pipe

Sunlight captured by the dome bounces through a patented 98% reflective, mirror-like tube. The light pipe reflects sunlight into your home, even in early morning or late afternoon.

Ceiling Fixture Diffuses Sunlight

3. Ceiling Fixture Softly Diffuses
Sunlight into Your Home

The slightly arced prismatic surface of the light fixture evenly disperses sunlight into your home - no hot spots. Harmful UV rays are filtered out and fading on clothing, furniture and carpets is eliminated.



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!

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Residential Skylights

Easily add natural light to brighten any dark room in your home. Learn More About Residential Skylights

Commercial Drop Ceiling Model

Drop Ceiling Model

21" Commercial Tubular Skylights fit all standard drop ceiling systems. Learn More About Commercial Drop Ceiling Model

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Tax Credits

Residential models may be eligible for local tax credits in your state. Learn More About Tax Credits

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25 Year Warranty Seal

Industry Best

25 year product warranty on all Natural Light Tubular Skylights. Learn About Tubular Skylight Warranty

Warranty Registration

Warranty Registration

Register your Natural Light Tubular Skylight using our online form. Click to Open Warranty Registration Form

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Solar Attic Fans

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