Rated 5 out of 5Â by 4
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JAZman128 Worked as Expected
I had purchased the 14" sun tunnel kit and 3 extension pieces. Once work started, I determined I needed a 4th extension. The top and bottom piece have an angled sliding joint, sort of like half of an adjustable elbow that is common in duct work. This allows for some adjustment at top and bottom to point the tunnel at an angle other than plumb. The bottom piece mount is very straight forward, like an old work electrical box. The extension pieces assemble with an adhesive strip and are conical, meaning one end is slightly larger than the other. They then telescope into each other. I assembled the unit alone, but at times I wished I had a couple extra hands. I had to curve my tunnel slightly as I assembled the pieces.
You have to mount the unit between joists and roof rafters (without framing work), so I couldn't mount the hallway lens exactly where I wanted it (the attic floor joist was in the way).
Performance: The unit is quite bright when the sun is over head, perhaps as bright as 3 100Watt incandescent bulbs. The sunlight is very "white" having no hint of yellow. The lens in the hallway is a diffuser, casting light in all directions. Morning and evening sun produce less light, since the sun is off angle, perhaps as little a 40 Watt bulb equivalent. A bright but overcast day gives light similar to a 100Watt bulb. I'm pleased with the unit, as it lights a hallway buried in the middle of my house. My skylight is a bit over 10 feet long and mounted high on a south facing roof.
Value is a tough call. The price (of the unit, then installation if you were to pay a carpenter and roofer) is balanced against getting light of varying levels only during the day.
November 6, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mike Terrific addition to our Kitchen
My wife and I just completely remodeled our kitchen. We had a 14' Velux Sun Tunnel installed and it is absolutley amazing. You can't imagine how much light this product provides. It completely engulfs the majority of the kitchen in a warm, natural light. We have gotten amazing comments from all who have seen it, and if we hadn't just gone without a kitchen for 9 weeks, I would install two more of these in the house. Highly recommend!
June 12, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by cat8 product's features just as advertised, but better
the highly refletive material makes the light from these skylights brighter than our energy efficient light bulbs. i rarely have to turn on the electric lights even when cooking dinner.
July 3, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Krishnadas Excellent
good and functional - very high reflectivity - the tape on the edge gives way in assembly should be stronger adhesion.
July 30, 2013