Tubular Skylight Costs and Comparison

Solatube Australia are the original inventor of the miracle tube skylight first seen on beyond 2000 in 1991. With many new products on the market and many claiming to have a “solartube” comparison its hard to make a choice.

The Industry Standards of Tubular Skylights for domestic homes usually consist of two main sizes 250-300 and 400-500 diameter.

All traditional skylights are developed with four main components that should be assessed when deciding what product you should purchase.

1. The Dome used for capturing light and protection from the elements. These days, all domes include UV inhibitors
that stops fading any items within your home
2. The roof fixing component also known as a Flashing, Customised roof flashings overcome the water issues
associated with traditional “one size fits all” roof components.
3. Tube to connect the Dome to your ceiling, will substantially impact the amount of light entering your home
4. Ceiling fixture, also known as the Diffuser.

These areas can have a substantial impact on the all year round light performance and energy efficiency on your home. While Solatube Australia sell the completed range of tube skylight products below to meet any budget our Flag ship Brighten Up series that is the number one choice for Architects, and quality lighting options for home owners and developers – priced between 600-1200 why compromise putting anything else in your most valued in asset.

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Product Cost and Comparison

Price
Product
Star Rating
Overall performance and Light consistency
Dome
Roof Flashing
Tube Material
Ceiling Fixture
Energy Efficiency
Manufacture Location
Econotube Tube skylight range
Limited applications for the budget conscious. Available in 250mm & 400mm diameter


Price
$150 - 450
Solatube Econotube
Solatube Econotube
Overall performance and Light consistency
Very poor often installed by builders by budget constraints or puchased through hardware chains
Dome
Clear Low profile Acrylic dome. No enhanced light capture
Roof Flashing
Manufactured by Solatube Australia, customised profile leak-proof performance, for any roof type
Tube Material
Flex duct tube, low durability & low light performance
Ceiling Fixture
Spreads little amount of light. Basic Option
Energy Efficiency
Single glazing
Manufacture Location
Australia
Heavenly Intellight tube skylight
Premium performing Tube Skylight. Available in 250mm & 400mm diameter


Price
$450- 850
Solatube Smart LED Light
Solatube Smart LED Light
Overall performance and Light consistency
High performing during summer and when the sun is high in the sky. Performance is reduced from the extra layers of glazing, lowest performance in winter.
Dome
Optical enhanced Clear dome - offered by every manufacturer
Roof Flashing
Manufactured by Solatube Australia, customised profile leak-proof performance, for any roof type
Tube Material
95-98% reflective, Mirror like anodised tube - offered by every manufacurer
Ceiling Fixture
Slim line for modern ceiling fixture
Energy Efficiency
Unique Triple Glazed option available. Not standard as reduces light output
Manufacture Location
Australia
Brighten Up tube skylight range
Highest performance, Brighter light, Longer light, all day every day. Available in 250mm & 400mm diameter. Larger Commercial sizes also available
Price
$600 - 1200
BrightenUp_HighPerformance
Overall performance and Light consistency
Unsurpassed performance offering up to double the light output of any other premium skylight during winter, only product to reduce light intensity during summer through raybender 3000 technology
Dome
Combined technology delivers unrivalled year-round performance in light output
Roof Flashing
Manufactured by Solatube Australia, customised profile leak-proof performance, for any roof type
Tube Material
99.7% reflective -worlds most reflective tube - exclusive INFRAREDuction technology that removes heat
Ceiling Fixture
Maximum spread of light, with Australia's largest range of decorative ceiling options/accessories
Energy Efficiency
Australia's most energy efficient tube skylight product. Australia's only Energy Star rated
Manufacture Location
Australian owned, maufactured in the USA for global distribution. Meeting the highest international quality standards