What is the Solar Tube?
We all know that everywhere the population is increasing day by day, especially in metro cities. But we have limited space for making homes. Therefore homes, especially in crowded cities, are built-in very limited space. Due to which sunlight, which is a primary requirement for everyone, is impossible to reach everywhere in every house.
So, we can say that solar tubes, also known as “Sun Tunnels, Light tubes, Daylight Pipes”, are the solution to this problem. These tubes channel the sunlight through a weatherproof polycarbonate globe dome into the place. These tube’s measurements 10-14 inches in diameter, generally. Presently, Two types of designed solar tubes are available in the market: flexible and rigid solar tubes.
The Flexible designed tubes allow the installer to install the tunnel around objects. These tubes have reflective walls, that carried the natural light. The rigid designed tubes straightly connect from the roof to the ceiling. These tubes carry a full amount of natural light as compare to flexible designed tubes.
How Do It Work:
A solar tube is a cylindrical piece made of reflective material. The nature of this material is like a mirror, which captures sunlight and bounces it on the interior surfaces of the tube. The captured light travels over multiple surfaces & then it reaches the interior place, where this light will emit through an acrylic dome in the ceiling. The light is evenly spread all over the place, so no place will be warmed by sunlight. Even that place is completely free from UV rays due to the bouncing nature of the light.