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Making the most of light - the natural way

PUBLISHED: 13:11 24 January 2012 | UPDATED: 20:57 20 February 2013

Making the most of light - the natural way

Making the most of light - the natural way

Brighten up your day with a Solatube light pipe

It has been claimed that the Egyptians used them first, but piping daylight in to your home, or work environment with a Solatube light pipe is becoming increasingly popular. If you have a dark room or area in your home then why not fill it with bright daylight by installing a Solatube? With spiralling costs, any solution that is able to reduce your bills and your carbon footprint has to be worth investigating. Peer down the end of a Solatube light pipe and youll be amazed, if not a little dazzled, by the results.

A Solatube captures daylight via a clear polycarbonate lens, or dome, on the roof and directs it down a highly reflective tube to the room where you want it. The light output is incredible, providing as much light as you can expect from a skylight or window many times its size, equivalent to between a 100 and 200 watt bulb or more far more than just background light.

Financial savings; environmental savings; operational savings Solatube light pipes are a cost effective solution compared to other options such as windows and skylights, including both product and installation costs. Installing is clean and easy, requiring no structural alterations or redecorating and can be completed in less than 1 day.

The compact and flexible design of Solatube light pipes allow them to be installed in many rooms where day light would usually not be an option. If a window or roof light is just not a practical solution or the window you have doesnt provide enough light, or the planners wont allow one, then perhaps you should consider a Solatube light pipe.

Better for you... Solatubes allow you to switch off electric lights during the day and independent studies demonstrate that increased daylight enhances mental and physical well-being. It boosts concentration and raises energy levels, making people happier, healthier and more productive, not to mention enhancing property values too a bright house is far more appealing to buyers than a dark one.

CommonSense is the authorised dealer and installer for Solatube in the southwest, based near Chard, covering Somerset, Devon Dorset and Cornwall. To find out more contact Nigel at CommonSense on 01460 61824 / 07989 976 010

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