Ten or fifteen years ago, I remember seeing ads for a special skylight
that was connected to a flexible, highly reflective cylindrical tube, to
carry light through the attic down to a room below:
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I would be grateful for the names of companies who make this type of
Although the amount of light can be found on the web sites for these
skylights, there is a subjective quality to the amount of light. We
have two 10" solatubes. One is installed in a windowless bathroom. It
made a dramatic change in the light level. No additional lighting is
needed on a sunny day. Even a bright clooudy day produces acceptable
The second Solatube is over an island in an interior kitchen. (All
work surfaces are at least 12 feet from any windows.) The adjacent
eating/sitting area has eight 6' x 2' windows and a patio door facing
south. Although the Solatube did improve the light over the counter,
it was not nearly as dramatic as in the bathroom. There is still quite
a bit of light streaming into the area from the eating area windows.
In this case, if I had to do it over again, I would say the 10"
skylight was not worth for this case. The larger 14" might have been
the better choice here.
If you do a Google search you will see similar comments. I believe
that one of the manufacturers brings this out as well.
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