Updated: Aug 24, 2021
Wouldn’t it be amazing if every room in your home was drenched in natural light — even those windowless rooms in the center? With VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights the possibilities are endless!
"Sun Tunnels" (also known as solar tubes, sun tubes, sun pipes, or tubular skylights, etc.) is VELUX's name for solar daylight tubes. Comprised of a light-collecting dome, rigid or flexible tunnel, and interior light diffuser, VELUX Sun Tunnels are a unique daylighting solution for poorly-lit living spaces.
Traditionally, kitchens in the middle of open-plan homes, bathrooms and hallways are left dimly lit, with little to no access to natural light. These spaces usually rely on the illumination of artificial light sources, which are functional, but don’t compare to the brighter and more vibrant ambiance that Sun Tunnels evoke.
Sun Tunnels are designed to provide natural light into every room of the house — even rooms where traditional skylights or vertical windows may not fit. The result is a room filled with natural light and free from dependence on electricity for lighting during the day.
Rigid Sun Tunnels allow sunlight to channel down the tube from roof to ceiling, bringing light into your home directly. Rigid Sun Tunnels are the best option when you have ample clearance from your roof to attic. They're also our most budget-friendly option, making more natural light a possibility in more homes.
VELUX Sun Tunnel Accessories
Solar Night Light
Designed to fit discreetly inside VELUX Rigid Sun Tunnel Skylights, the VELUX Solar Night Light provides any space with a soft, soothing light from above when natural light isn't available. The Solar Night Light has a solar panel to collect daylight reflected down the tunnel. It uses this to power the powerful LEDs that provide a moon-like glow after the sun goes down. With this accessory installed, your Sun Tunnel installation becomes eligible for the 26% solar federal tax credit based on the total cost of the project.
Transform Sun Tunnel Skylights to match the interior decor where they're installed. Diffusers are available in a range of micro-engineered styles and patterns to increase interior aesthetics and visual appeal.
ZTP Daylight Controller
With the ZZZ 233 Power Supply, this controller allows users to control the amount of daylight that enters a room through the Sun Tunnel. This accessory is perfect for rooms that require darkening during the day.
ZTC Energy Kit
This accessory is designed to increase the energy efficiency of VELUX Sun Tunnel Skylights and enables them to exceed ENERGY STAR requirements.
Need to add a dose of daylight to your home? Contact Colorado Home Cooling & Daylighting for a free estimate! CHCD is Colorado's first-choice for VELUX Sun Tunnel installations earning 5-Star designation for our un-matched customer service and expertise.