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Condensation will gather on and drip from a skylight’s glass, staining walls and rotting wood.

Homeowners who attempt to brighten their bathrooms with traditional skylights may be disappointed with the results. Steam from showers can build up on traditional skylights, reducing the amount and quality of daylight entering the room. Even the best skylight windows can be a source of heat loss and cold entry, leading to colder bathroom temperatures and increased energy bills. Also, significant amounts of condensation forms when the interior heat meets the colder skylight glass.  Condensation then forms water drops that drip down into the room, stain/haze the glass, can ruin drywall, and rot wood. Here are only five of the many reasons why Solatube daylighting is a significantly better option than traditional skylights to provide crystal clear, year round daylight in bathrooms and countless other areas of your home.




5 Ways a Solatube Will Improve Your Bathroom

Solatube Daylighting Improves the Experience of Taking a Shower.

Solatube Daylighting System

A single Solatube unit can transform a bathroom in just a few hours.

Natural sunlight increases the production of serotonin hormones that improve a person’s mood and help him or her to wake up in the morning. A homeowner who installs a Solatube Daylighting System will maximize the amount of natural light that comes into a shower space. When coupled with Solatube’s optional high-powered ventilation system, you can reduce the steam buildup that can cause mold/mildew growth and also fog a traditional skylight. True natural light also improves a person’s ability to distinguish colors and fine detail. Solatube’s proprietary reflective tubing provides spectrum neutral light that allows color recognition.  So, a homeowner will be less likely to confuse the shampoo with the conditioner.


Solatube Daylighting Makes Shaving Better.

Razor blade manufacturers devote their efforts to improving shaving products, but the best shaving enhancement happens when a person can clearly see their face while shaving. Solatube Daylighting Systems bring more clean, clear natural light into a bathroom than any other daylighting product and typically at a much lower cost.  Thus, Solatube makes it easier for the shaver to see what he or she is doing and to avoid razor nicks and cuts. Solatube products can be installed directly over sinks or showers for this purpose.


Solatube Daylighting Improves Makeup Application.

Makeup mirrors commonly come with special lights to mimic natural daylight. Further, makeup professionals always use lighting that most closely mimics true, spectrum neutral natural daylight. This helps them avoid color clashes and mistakes that would not be as apparent under certain types of artificial light. With Solatube daylighting’s pure natural light, those special lights are no longer needed and color coordination mistakes are a thing of the past. Full-spectrum natural daylight provides the best illumination to see skin surfaces on which makeup will be applied, while showing how that makeup will appear when one steps outside into the daylight.


Solatube Daylighting Helps with the Finishing Touches.

After all of the basic grooming tasks are completed, many people still run back to their bathrooms to brush their teeth, to comb their hair one last time, and to take a general overall inventory of their appearance before heading out for the day. Under artificial light, small details that might call for some extra attention are easily missed. Natural light from a Solatube Daylighting System will provide the best illumination to identify last-minute details and to keep a person looking his or her best before leaving the house.


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Solatube Daylighting Systems can turn your bathroom into a peaceful retreat.

Solatube Daylighting Helps Create a Quiet and Peaceful Morning Environment.

Many homeowners treat their bathrooms as the last sanctuary in their home where they can escape for a short period of peace and quiet. The overall sense of calm in a bathroom is enhanced by natural sunlight that is harvested and brought into the room with Solatube daylighting. A homeowner who cannot find solitude in an outdoor space can at least partially replicate that space with a naturally-lit interior bathroom.


Solatube Daylighting Systems are much more than a utilitarian illumination system. Solatube products are available with ventilation, smart LEDs, traditional electric light options, dimmers, and other add-on systems that increase their functionality. For bathrooms and other spaces, decorative fixtures are also available to allow each custom to personalize their daylighting experience.



Green Home Ohio is a premier dealer of Solatube products in Central Ohio. Please call Green Home Ohio at 614-561-6432 for answers to any questions you may have about those products and how they can improve your home bathroom lighting.