Solarspot® – the brightest light pipe for your home
Light up your home with Solarspot®
Nothing lights up a home like a Solarspot® tubular daylighting system. Solarspot’s advanced technologies and patented design ensure that the maximum of light possible is delivered to dark and windowless areas of your home. In fact, size-for-size, no other system comes close to the light delivery of a Solarspot, adding light and value to your home.
How does Solarspot compare to the competition?
In recent tests at the independent BRE, the Solarspot D-38 was put into head-to-head tests with the equivalent products from Solatube and Sun Pipe. The Solarspot system had a minimum efficiency of 57%, compared to figures of 43% for the Sun Pipe and 40% for the Solatube.
In real terms, the Solarpot D-38, with a 2.2m (7ft) will produce a minimum of 69% more light than the equivalent sized Solatube. Follow this link to read the summary or download the full report.
Choosing the right system for your home
The size of system you require will depend on the room or space that you want to light. A hallway will require less light than a bedroom or bathroom. A kitchen or study may require more light than a living room which is predominately used in the evening.
Lighting a dark landing or hallway
For most applications a Solarspot D-25 will deliver more than enough daylight for a dark or windowless landing or hallway, lighting an area of up to 15 sqm. For larger longer hallways and corridors multiple systems can be employed to ensure and even spread of light throughout the space.
Lighting a windowless bathroom
Whether by design or evolution, bathrooms, shower rooms and en suites can end up without a window. The addition of a Solarspot D-25 can dramatically transform such spaces, often providing more light than could be expected from a small frosted glass traditional window.
Solarspot systems can also be combined with an integral electric light, for night time use, and electric ventilation – reducing ceiling clutter where space is usually at a premium.
Brightening a dull kitchen
The kitchen is the hub of the home, or so we’re told. More money is spent on kitchens, whether improving or extending than any other room in the home and yet the net result can often be a dark and gloomy space when the lights are turned off.
When a building is extended, the widows are pushed further away from the back of the room making it deeper and darker, and this is most prevalent in kitchen extensions. If you’ve discovered that your kitchen extension has left you with dark areas, the addition of one or more Solarspot D-38 tubular daylighting systems can allow the daylight to come flooding back in.
Light up an extended living room
A room can be dark for a variety of reasons; the growth of over-hanging trees, fitting big, heavy curtains, the addition of a conservatory will all work to restrict the light from a room. The addition of one or more Solarspot D-38 daylighting systems can not only make up for the lost light but provide greater light levels than previously experienced. By bringing in light from above, obstacles like conservatories and curtains cannot interfere with the daylight entering the room.
Brighten your study or workshop
With more of us now working from home it is vital that sufficient natural light is delivered to home work spaces. Working in conditions of restricted, or even non-existent, daylight is not only detrimental to efficiency and performance, it can also be dangerous.
Enlightened employers have long since recognised the benefits of natural daylight to the work-place. Working in natural light helps reduce eye strain, improves concentration and creates to a greater sense of well being – all factors that improve general efficiency and performance. Install Solarspot tubular daylighting systems in your study or workshop and reap the immediate benefits of working in natural light.