- Anyone got a Sun Tunnel installed?
Is it worth it?
I have a dark landing, which I think would be hugely improved by one of these, but I guess I’m looking at a fair old chunk of cash to fit it.
(For those who don’t know what I’m on about: http://www.velux.co.uk/Private/Products/Sun_Tunnel )Posted 6 years agoaracerSubscriber
That’s the first world version of this:Posted 6 years ago
My dad installed a couple in a windowless bedroom at their house. You still need to turn the lights on to use that room most of the time. The pic on that web page strikes me as a bit optimistic, presumably it’s blazing midday sunlight outside. Better than nothing, though, I suppose.Posted 6 years ago
mainly I would need someone to do the roof tiles, I’d be happy doing the rest.
If you aren’t scared of being on the roof I don’t think that bit will be difficult – I assume they have a plastic surround in the same way their windows do – so it should be a simple case of removing the tiles to create the hole, fit the plastic frame and refit some slates to fit around (and just cut a few of the slates).Posted 6 years agoMrTallMember
I have one on my enclosed landing and its very good. Came as standard on my new build house (6 yrs ago now).
Confused me on my first visit as i was trying to find the switch to turn it off before i realised what it was. Obviously depends on what the weathers like but always adds some additional light as long as it’s light outside. On a clear night with a full moon it can also still provide a little bit of extra lighting.
I’d have another if i moved house.Posted 6 years agoMostly BalancedMember
The one in the OPs link looks about the same size as a porthole on a ship so a very rough comparison might be to close your curtains in another room to about 6 inches gap and see how light it is then.
Surely there would be scope for the designers to include a larger collector area and some clever optics to increase the amount of light fed down the tube. I concede that that might cost rather more though.Posted 6 years ago
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