It’s that magical time of year again! While we may welcome the holiday festivities, trying to find the perfect gift for each person on our shopping list can be stressful, which reduces the enjoyment of the holiday season. Let’s not forget dealing with large crowds and an increasing array of products that gift recipients may neither want nor appreciate. Rather than defaulting to an ugly necktie, another picture frame, or a gift card, we invite you to consider the more unique option of powerful home enhancements that can improve the quality of life for the entire family, all year long.

Solatube Daylighting Systems brighten anyone’s day with the Sun.  These tubular skylights make great gifts for the person who is always turning on lights during daylight hours, complains about the dark Ohio winters, or needs all the benefits of full spectrum daylight. These products are more than just utilitarian construction fixtures. Once installed, Solatube systems provide year-round benefits of natural interior lighting at no extra cost to the homeowner receiving your gift.


The Gift that Keeps on Giving

Solatube Daylighting Systems use industry-leading, patented technology to capture sunlight through a rooftop-mounted dome and then transfer that light through highly reflective tubing running from the home’s roof down to the ceiling. Why is Solatube a great gift?

Cost Considerations

Whether installed as a do-it-yourself project or by one of our factory-trained and certified technicians, Solatube Daylighting Systems can be installed for much less than a traditional skylight and in a fraction of the time. The Solatube systems also currently qualify for a 30% Federal Solar Energy Tax Credit, which most people have not yet taken advantage of. This can equate to hundreds of dollars in savings at tax time.

Health Benefits

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) affects many Ohioans during  dark winter months. This occurs when people are stuck inside and have inadequate exposure to natural light. Solatube Daylighting Systems bring spectrum-neutral, natural light inside, which increases natural serotonin production in people exposed to that light. Medical professionals agree that higher serotonin levels are associated with better moods and reduced depression. Solatube is the only tubular skylight to provide this essential spectrum-neutral light, which benefits people, animals, and plants.  A gift of Solatube daylighting can improve a loved one’s mood and reduce the impacts of seasonal depression.  

Safety and Style Enhancements

Giving the gift of Solatube lighting shows that you care about the recipient’s long-term comfort and well-being. As an amazing light source, it is ideal for hallways, stairwells, interior bathrooms, laundry rooms, kitchens, living spaces, and other areas of the house that are too far away from windows or simply do not get enough natural light. Solatube Daylighting Systems allow a homeowner to control the amount of natural light that is brought into a particular space, allowing you to customize the solution to the needs of your living space. For practical reasons, daylighting allows you to increase the light in a particular room to reduce risks of tripping or running into furniture. For style, the light can be toned down or focused on specific regions of a house for a truly custom residential lighting experience. Only Solatube offers a wide selection of decorative ceiling fixtures to complement any décor.

Improved Functionality

Solatube daylighting is a versatile gift. Unlike static skylights, Solatube Daylighting Systems filter out the harmful ultra-violet (UV) rays that can damage carpets, floors, and furniture.  Solatube systems are also available with a number of optional accessories. A homeowner can choose an integrated ventilation fan to remove moisture and control room humidity. If there is also a desire for nighttime lighting, Solatube units can be coupled with electric light kits or a smart LED system to provide a 24-hour lighting solution. Dimmers are also available for your Solatube Daylighting System if you would like to tone down or completely shut out the daylight.

Easy Installation and Maintenance

Invented over 25 years ago, Solatube is the originator of the tubular skylight. They are the industry leader and have perfected the installation process. Whether installed by one of our professionals or by a handy homeowner, Solatube installations typically take only a few hours. Solatube Daylighting Systems do not require regular maintenance, except to periodically replace a burned out light bulb if the optional light add-on kit was installed.  

Environmentally Friendly

In the current era of heightened environmental consciousness, gift-givers prefer items that reflect sustainability and long-term benefits to the recipient. Solatube Daylighting Systems are the perfect green energy product. It brings natural light into any space and generates no hazardous waste that will clog landfills. Gift recipients will appreciate a gift that improves their quality of lift year-round while reducing their home’s carbon footprint.


Green Home Ohio is the Solatube Premier Dealer for Columbus and central Ohio. We can assess any home, recommend the right Solatube products, and complete installations of Solatube daylighting often in just a few hours and for much less than most people think. Homeowners can also install Solatube Daylighting Systems themselves with our Do-it-yourself kits.

For more ideas on how you can give the GIFT OF LIGHT to yourself, friends, or family, please call Green Home Ohio at 614-561-6432 or visit