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Solatube Home New Technology

May 9, 2020

Use the Power of the Sun to Control the Power of the Sun

 VISTA, CALIF. (June 15, 2020) — In a move that illustrates its continued commitment to energy-efficient innovation for homeowners, Solatube® International Inc., the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular skylights, introduced its Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer System.

Love filling you home with natural light, but want the ability to adjust the brightness? The new Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer allows users to adjust the light in their space from bright to dark, and everything in between.  The Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer includes a remote-controlled, solar-powered butterfly baffle system designed to open and close at the touch of a button.

Imagine being able to turn your family room from a natural-light-filled environment to a darkened space for TV and movie viewing. Not sure if you want daylight entering your bedroom or living space all day long? Now you have the option to take a nap or watch a movie in the dark with the convenience of our dimmer system. The Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer gives homeowners that kind of control over their living spaces.

No wiring, electricians or batteries are needed for installation of the Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer model. The system is also eligible for a 26% tax credit on the entire system and installation.

“Our customers have requested a solar-powered option and now we have it. Once installed it costs nothing to operate, just like our daylighting products,” said Robert E. Westfall Jr., president of Solatube International. “Having a dimmer model that is completely solar powered is a great addition to our product offerings. Customers now have the option to take a nap or watch a movie in the dark with the convenience of our dimmer system.”

Cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly, a Solatube TDD harvests daylight at the rooftop, transfers it down a highly reflective tube (which bends up to 90 degrees and can be up to 70 feet or more long) and distributes it evenly into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling — on both sunny and cloudy days — with virtually no commissioning or maintenance. It floods rooms in the home with beauty, natural light at no cost once installed with no heat or cold transfer. No electric lights needed during the day.

Recently, Solatube TDDs were among the first innovations to receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label by The Solar Impulse Foundation, recognizing all the effort and innovative development it has made to become a recognized energy-efficient solution.

Today, more than 2 million people have improved their homes with Solatube products, and millions more have enjoyed the benefits at department stores, schools, hotels, hospitals, grocery stores, offices and athletic facilities. Well-known Fortune 500 brands have enhanced their customers’ experiences while reducing their corporate energy costs by incorporating Solatube products into their stores, offices and facilities.