Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Factors to consider when choosing a daylighting system

Are you ready to go green? If you have made the eco friendly decision to light up your home with energy efficient products, then a daylighting system is what you need. When choosing a daylighting system and before installing it, you should consider certain factors. Get one of the daylighting system technicians or staff to take a look at your home. They will be the best people to advice you on how to go about buying your daylighting system and advising you on how to get it installed.

Factors to consider when choosing your daylighting system


There are straight roofs and pitched roofs. There are roofs that are covered with shingles, roofs with eaves, and roofs that are tiled. The type of roof you have is an important factor when it comes to buying your daylighting system. Daylighting systems can be fixed on any type of roof, but there are different fixtures to help install them, depending on the type of roof.


Where you place the daylighting system’s reflecting dome is important. It should be placed in a position that receives the most sunlight. It should be angled towards the sun’s rays and should be in a spot that is not shadowed by neighboring buildings or trees


Your daylighting system should be able to withstand weather conditions. It should have some kind of protection to face rough weather.

Angled tubing

The tubing for your daylighting systems should be of good quality, and should lend itself to angles. Only then can it be used to reach light to the hard to reach spaces, like hallways and closets.

Requires low maintenance

A good daylighting system should require very little maintenance. It should come with a good guarantee, and the dealer from whom you are purchasing the system should have people who will respond immediately, in case you have any problems.

Good fixtures

The daylighting system should have good add on fixtures, like light fixtures, dimmer switches, flashings etc. This makes it even more efficient, and enhances the system and the look of the house.

Which company has a good daylighting system?

Solatube daylighting system offers the 160 DS and 290 DS Daylighting Systems that have set performance standards never seen before. These models feature the patented Raybender® 3000 Technology and LightTracker™ Reflector to deliver an Effective Daylight Capture Surface (EDCS) nearly double the EDCS of copycat products. It is highly effective and simple to install. These models will take your space from dark to dazzling.

These daylighting systems come with a number of excellent add-ons and accessories that will add style to your home. Their systems are durable and can be installed on any kind of roof.

They use the Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tubes that can be added in increments of 16 in/400 mm or 24 in/600 mm for long runs without sacrificing performance. The secret is the unrivaled reflectivity of Spectralight® Infinity tubing, making it possible to create up to 90 degree angles and long tube runs up to 30 ft/9 m.

The Solatube daylighting system is simple to install and does not need any kind of renovation to your home. It takes a technician about two hours to install it, and it is quite simple that you can install it yourself.

Solatube provides a ten-year Manufacturer warranty on all tubular daylighting devices.

Call (408) 844-0081 to reach Sunlight Concepts who - the best dealers for Solatube products in the Bay Area. Their technicians will come around to take a look at your home and help you decide what you need.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Smart Leds And The Green Revolution

Is your energy bill making a large hole in your pocket? Here is a great solution for that. The Smart LED system! This is a revolutionary lighting system that can be used to light up your home during the daytime and at night too. And the best part! It cuts your lighting energy use by 94%. This new age technology uses an innovative system to combine advanced LED technology with state-of-the-art daylighting. By using these Smart LEDs, you are being energy efficient, lighting up our home with less money and being eco-friendly.

Day time lighting

Many homes and apartments have few windows, especially in certain rooms and thus very little light makes its way in during the day. Due to this, the electric lights have to be kept on, even during the day. With the Smart LED System, you don’t need to switch on your electric lights during the day. It is a no-cost, natural way to illuminate your home.

Night time lighting

During the day, these Smart LED Systems store enough energy for the night. They automatically get triggered to light your interior after the sun goes down.
LEDs and daylighting systems are now combined to provide you with the most energy efficient lighting for your home ever. They are designed to light spaces up to 250 sq. ft. The Smart LED System works best in small- to mid-sized spaces like hallways, bathrooms, kitchens and closets. For larger rooms, you can use more than one to create truly dramatic effect.

Making a difference

By installing Smart LEDs in your home, you are contributing towards the green revolution. There are many small ways in which each person and each family contribute towards making the world a better place, and leaving it safe for our future generations. A Native American proverb says, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” That is so true and wise. All of us should remember our responsibility.

Who makes the best Smart LEDs?

Solatube has revolutionized the market with their incredible energy saving devices. One of their latest and most innovative products is the Smart LED. Their Smart LED System has earned the prestigious ENERGY STAR rating* for its ability to minimize heat loss in extremely cold climates and heat gain in extremely warm ones, giving you the ultimate in thermal performance. With its cutting-edge, energy-efficient design, the Solatube Smart LED System beat out more than 300 other lighting-related products to win the coveted LightFair International Innovation Award in early 2013.

Since then, it has been featured extensively in the media in places like Fox News, Residential Building Products Magazine, Environmental Design and Construction Magazine, and even DIY Television.

The secret behind the Smart LED System is SunSense Technology, a patented control center that continually assesses daylight levels. When levels are low, the LED lights turn on automatically. When levels are too high, the LEDs turn themselves off. The result is a seamless blending of daylight and LED light, giving you effective lighting up to 24 hours a day.

Get your Smart LED from Sunlight Concepts, Solatube’s leading dealer in the Bay Area. You can see this fantastic product at http://www.saveonpge.net/ and http://www.sunlightconcepts.com/. Check out the Smart LEDs at http://www.sunlightconcepts.com/content/show/88046.