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Eric Miller, Guest Columnist

Eric Miller works for Solatube, and is passionate about helping people build better buildings. He recently installed a tubular daylighting device above his kitchen sink with a 15' tube run.

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Tubular Daylighting Devices: Abundant Light, Drastically Reduced Heat Transfer

Posted by Eric Miller, Guest Columnist

Apr 18, 2015 4:51:15 AM

Tubular Daylighting Devices are surprisingly effective at delivering natural daylight deep into a building footprint without compromising the thermal envelope.

EVERYONE LOVES A LIGHT-FILLED SPACE, and human beings are naturally attracted to daylight. We are highly visual creatures, with 80% of our brain function dedicated to visual processing. Daylight is comprised of a broad spectrum of visible wavelengths of light, and our brains require cyclic dosages of natural light to function properly. Artificial light cannot come close to duplicating the quality of natural light and its positive impact on us.

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