Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 61
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by zipp Not bad at all, and a good price to boot!
Piece of cake to install. I replaced an old one, had to make a few changes. But all in all, had no problems. Everything is in the box, unless you need an extension. Roof flashing, ceiling parts, tubing, and tape. The pieces of tubing adjust to whatever angle you need. Simple to put together.
September 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RG Skylight Install
Well worth it for the money. Install by myself took about 2 1/2 hours. I put two in vaulted ceiling of living room. Instructions were straight forward but a little lacking for vaulted ceiling installs. Makes a large difference, added alot of natural light.
September 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Satisfied LOVE LOVE LOVE this product
I love this product and wished I had done this years ago. My master closet is in the corner of the house and the adjacent rooms (laundry room and garage) have no windows so it was always dark in there and you had to use a light every time. With it being a closet there was no option of adding any windows due to the clothes hanging on the wall. During a sunny day it looks like a bright light is on and during the dusk and dawn hours there is plenty of light to see around. I would highly recommend this product if you are not able to install a window and need additional lighting. I had this installed when I had my roof replaced nine months ago and the installation only took a couple of hours and it took that long as there was a trip made back to H.D. to get the extender tube so make sure you measure the distance from the bottom of the ceiling to the top of the roof to see if you will need an extender as well. Definitely worth every penny.
July 21, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by SpotofBlue Nice fit
I have an older brick home built in 1980 and the living room was very dark as the only window/door was in the dining room. Prior to the remodel a family member suggested using solar tubes in lieu of installing new window openings etc.
Wow, were they right! I am very happy with the light I've gained after a relatively easy installation. I can only suggest that you make sure that you measure from the ceiling in the attic to the roof as you may need the extension tubes if the distance is over 48" this will save you allot of grief and trips back to the store plus, anything over the 20' extension tubes will need to be ordered and you may have to wait as I did for them to be shipped since they don't seem to be an in-stock item at least in my hometown.
It was a bit on the nerves cutting the holes for the roof mount but, my anxiety lessened after the first one was in place.
There are better technology brands out there like "solartube" who offer led lights with motion sensors in the tube but, the cost is double. However I'm happy with ODL.
July 15, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CTek Looks great, works great, pretty easy to install..
Installed the 10 Tubular sky light. Installation was fairly easy about 2 hours with phone calls and goofing off.
The blue tint which many refer to is present but that is normal. True day light is that color when clouds are filtering it. When you look outside you have so many other objects that you see, your brain auto corrects for you.
You can always gel the diffuser but, that would cut the amount of light down by a lot.
The only real complaint I had was that the protective sheet in the inside of the tubes was in the creases of the turning parts for angles in the tubes. Which made it almost impossible to turn for corrections.
I spent a lot of time trying to loosen the joints and get the plastic protective sheeting out.
The bezel looks great and gives it a very professional look inside.
They gave plenty of aluminum tape with the kit.
The amount of light on a cloudy day (day of install) was amazing. Can’t wait for full sun.
April 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JayWax easy to install, nice light
Installed when we had new shingles put on due to storm. Roofers did the hole in roof, installed top side of skylight. I did the tube, extension kit, and ceiling cuts and install. Installed in 6'X10' laundry room.
It was really easy to install and tape up. Gives off good light for the size of the laundry room.
I'd install same size in same place if I had to do it all over again.
I know some people said it gave off blue-ish light. I only notice it in low-light times of the day - late evening and early morning. The rest of the time it looks bright white daylight.
April 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NativePyrope Blue type hue.... ????
i'm the home owner and installer of this product. Everything fit together nicely but a few things that i want to point out; starting from worse to minor.
1st: after complete installation; the tube reflects a blue based light into the bathroom and that gives it a overall 'i'm living under the sea" look.
2nd: As i cut the template for the base(ceiling/drywall) Upon final assembly, i had a 1/4 gap around the cut to the product; hence air leaks & loose fitting... so i cut WITHIN the template for the roof for a tighter fit.
3rd: Reflector is plastic; i assumed that it was to be glass, reason... more light.
4th: LASTLY... Package NEEDS to mention that you will lose about 1.5 inches after fitting; so that left me with less than 2 inches AFTER final cuts.... not 48 inches but 45 inches
February 14, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Littlebit Outstanding and simple solution!
We bought the 14-inch skylight to bring light to a very dark hallway. The installation was more complex and time consuming than some of the reports I had read. In our case the roof is very steep and high so we had to put a support beam for the tubular shaft. That said, I could not be more impressed with the amounts of light and brightness this product brings into the house. We have had absolutely no problem with roof leaks. We made sure to put enough adhesive sealant during installation to prevent problems. The outside appearance of the dome is not detrimental to the value of the home but I would not place it facing the front either. In our case the dome is on the east face of the roof and it looks perfectly fine. The product concept and design is simple but it is very well built and it delivers results beyond expectations, for sure.
July 4, 2013