Mackay Natural Light & Ventilation is Solatube’s authorised dealer in Mackay, Proserpine, Slade Point, Moranbah and Airlie Beach. Mackay offers exceptional service and a comprehensive installation guarantee. With advanced daylighting and insulation, Mackay is your one-stop shop for improving building energy performance.
To create a truly innovative passive lighting system takes a lot of engineering, and Solatube represents Australian engineering at its best.
On the Exterior: Solatube’s Light Collecting Dome
The Solatube dome’s Raybender® 3000 Technology doesn’t just capture light; it’s got 16 highly reflective facets that direct the light to a Light Optimisation Lens, which actually amplifies it. The facets are arranged to ensure that light is captured even when the sun in low in the sky. When the sun is at its brightest, the dome will reject overpowering light.
From the dome, the light is directed through Spectralight® tubing that can reflect 99.7 percent of the sunlight that hits it. Tubes can run as far as nine meters and still be highly effective. At the end of the tube, we install a diffuser that looks just like an regular light fixture. A variety of fixture styles are available to match your décor.
Natural Light, But Better
Solatube has some distinct advantages, even over a normal skylight. First, the colours are true. Natural light brings out the colours in your home the way that no artificial lighting can. Because the sunlight has gone through the reflectors and lenses in the dome, ultraviolet light is reduced. This is the area of the light spectrum that can fade fabrics and cause overheating.
Low-Energy Lighting Even at Night
Of course, the downside to using the sun for lighting is that there’s no sunlight at night. The new Solatube Smart LED system comes to the rescue. This system adds a sensor to determine whether there’s enough light. If it senses that the sun is going down, it triggers a low energy LED light. We’ve calculated that the Solatube Smart LED system uses only 6 percent of the energy you’d need if you had two 60-watt incandescent bulbs.
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