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Friday, October 22, 2010

Solatube - Ecofriendly Skylights bring in the Green

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Solatubes are an eco-friendly, low-cost way to light interior spaces. The tube harnesses the suns rays from the rooftop and redirects them down a highly reflective shaft into the home.
Solatubes innovative technology makes it possible to capture a maximum amount of sunlight. The Light Intercepting Transfer Device (LITD®) increases the surface area available to intercept direction sunlight no in the direct path of the tube opening, then transfers the light down the tubing. The result is increased light input and increased light output. The Spectralight(R_ Infinity proprietary super-reflective tubing has the highest reflectivity in the world for the brightest purest light. It provides near-perfect color rendition. The Raybender® Technology intercepts light that is not in the direct path of the tube and redirects it down the tube at a steeper angle, minimizing reflection loses.

Technology makes a tremendous difference in the lighting performance. The Solatube Daylighting System is the only product line with Spectralight® Infinity, a revolutionary reflective tubing material that can transfer up to 500 percent more daylight than any other material currently used in the industry. With Solatube Daylighting Systems, all you see is the brightest, cleanest and whitest natural light possible.
The Solatube Daylighting System can be “accessorized” with a Light Add-On Kit for night, a Ventilation Add-On Kit for damp locations, and an exclusive Daylight Dimmer to control the level of daylight at the flip of the switch.

30% Federal Tax Credit Eligible for DSE modelsSolatube eChoice products exceed the performance standards established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that require skylight products to meet a maximum U-Factor rating of 0.30 and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30.

Every once in a while there is something ecofriendly really worth pursuing. Next up solar panels that can glue directly onto your roof without screws! This saves install cost and the potential to create damage and leaks to your roof. Could even be used on walls. - Inson Wood

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