Rated 3.5 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 1 out of 5Â by shibafu Disappointed, low light, cheap cover
Our contractor installed it on our hallway, but I hated it so much that I had him remove it and patch the sealing up. Here are parts I did not like.
1) It hardly provided much additional light.
2) The tone of the color that came from the dome was much cooler than regular light, so while the rest of the house looked warmer, the area under the dome emitted much colder light and it looked very depressing.
3) The cover is a very cheap plastic cover. There is no glass cover with this product line.
I should have used SolaTube brand, which has glass cover and light color correction.
November 13, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LosRubios Added much needed light to windowless bathroom
Since our cabin was added onto several years ago, we ended up without any external windows in the bathroom. We replaced our roof this year and decided to add a skylight to improve the lighting. In the end we went with the smaller 14" model and it works very well at illuminating our 10' x 8' bathroom. Since we re-decked the roof during the re-roof, installation of the skylight wasn't that much of a big deal and it even works on our low slope roof. The only tricky bit was pulling down the foil solar tube and attaching it to the end of the diffuser fitting, but that was about 10 mins of effort and then done. The diffuser creates a 'blue' tinted white light similar to those new car headlamps and even diffuses moonlight at night! One word of praise for Velux customer support in this project - my wife managed to put her foot through the hole in the roof deck we had cut for the skylight and punched out the diffuser in the process, breaking its mounting tabs. Velux was kind enough to send four replacement tabs at no charge so we could finish the job off. Great customer service Velux - thank you.
November 26, 2012
Rated 4 out of 5Â by lisakay Good sun tunnels for my living room.
I had a roof contractor put in my Sun Tunnels. Love them. Let's in a lot of light into room. I have tried other ideas to get light into this darker room. Great solution!
August 31, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Grandpa disappointed
The skylight was not hard to install. Taking off the shingles was a bit challenging, but overall it's not difficult to install. Flexible tunnel made it easier to go between kitchen ceiling and rooftop. We were very disappointed in the amount of light reflected. Probably has to do with the flexible tunnel. We would not go to the expense or time to install again if we knew the small amount of light it produced.
June 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by ilike Good Light
I personally do not have one of these, but I frequently visit my granparents who have one installed in the guest bathroom. For a smalled bathroom as theirs, this provides more than adequate lighting. Even though I know it is a skylight, from time to time, I still catch myself trying to turn it off when walking out of the room.
August 21, 2013