Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 28
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wayne Incredible the difference it made.
We have an older home and one of the bathrooms is in the middle of the house without a window, we decided to renovate the bathroom and wanted to add natural light. We put the 10 inch tube in and are amazed at the difference it has made. The installation was incredibly easy. A suggestion, if you can access your attic it is much easier to mark the roof and ceiling using a plumb line to ensure they line up perfectly. We were fortunate in our placement that we did not have to rotate the tubes. Awesome investment.
June 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by guidovee Excellent quality and end result (lighting a windowless hallway)
I was looking for an economical small solar tube type skylight for a windowless hallway. I've never lived in a place that had this style skylight much less installed one so I was wary of spending for a high end unit. The unit was fairly easy to install - a little tricky to adjust for a slight angle off completely vertical but the instructions were adequate for the task. The ODL help desk was great. I wanted some insight because I live in an old plaster and lathe Craftsman style house and the instructions were geared for sheetrock walls and ceilings. I would say start to finish took six hours including patching the boogered up ceiling plaster. If one was working with standard drywall construction and normal ceiling heights (mine was 18') one semi-handy person could do it in less than four hours.
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bob met my expectations
Having a new roof installed so it would be a good time to put in 2 solar tubes. Roofer set flashings and I did the rest. Easy install. Great results.
June 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bear wish we got it sooner
we are very happy with our sun tube, we have a kitchen in the center of our home, it was very dark. now it so light in there, we keep reaching for the light switch. I did have a contractor install, because of small area to work in.it took about two hours. highly recommend
June 7, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Doc Poor light diffusion
The elbows that are automatically part of the tubing sounded like a good idea that would allow adjustment of the tubes in case the holes weren't aligned, but the seams in the flexible elbows at both ends diffuse the light with internal reflections before it gets to the ceiling. Then, the ceiling diffuser is recessed inside a ~1" thick rim that doesn't allow the light to flood across the nearby ceiling or widely on the area below--much like a recessed can light would. On a fall day, mounted on a south facing roof, it is hardly noticeable on the ceiling!
There was an optional convex diffuser I ordered, but that was another joke. It only clips on the underlying installation rim after I removed the diffuser rim. This results in the loss of several layers of glass and the tighter fitting seal that helped insulate this tube from a natural chimney effect,
November 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DIY Super Happy
The only real beef I had was the difficulty getting the protective film off of the inside of the sun tunnel tube where the adjustable ends are. It's obvious the film is applied before the tube is formed therefore making it difficult to pull the film off the crimped areas. Besides that minor issue I could not believe the transformation when this sun tunnel was installed. I'm diffenitely purchasing another one and will have a total of three installed when I'm finished.
August 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by 0124 puts light in a dark hallway
This brought light into a dark hallway. I read a lot of the reviews and took a while to decide. The roofers installed the roof jack and cut the hole in the roof the rest took less than an hour. My only negative is that the glass part of the diffuser is not a true 10" wide .that being said the diffuser is sturdy, and looks great.
September 17, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dino Skylight
Great product good value easy to install really brightens up the space
April 26, 2016