The Benefits of Natural Lighting: Tubular Skylights

Adding free sunlight into your home or office has both psychologically and physiologically benefits. Sunlight offers the full visible spectrum of light that reduces eye strain and makes our belongings look their true color while blocking out harmful UV rays. Simply, people are just much happier under the sun! It even helps indoor plants thrive. American Dream manufactures tubular skylights for residential use as well as a line of commercial grade skylights for office buildings and warehouses. American Dream Tubular Skylights are one of the best in their class with highest standards for quality and functionality.

Did You Know Electric Lights Can Add Up To 40% Heat Gain?

American Dream Tubular Skylights do not contribute to heat loss or gain, unlike standard framed-in skylights. Installed on any roof surface in under two hours, you will quickly realize the cost benefits of a tubular skylight over incandescent and even traditional skylights. By lighting dark rooms with free, natural light, you can significantly reduce your electric bills.

Residential Models Qualify for up to $1,500 in Tax Credits

In fact, Natural Light Tubular Skylights are so energy efficient that they are Energy Star Rated in all 50 states. Our residential models also qualify for Federal Tax Credits as defined in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

Key Features of American Dream Tubular Skylights:

  • Unique condensation release system prevents moisture build-up
  • Low-profile unit blends seamlessly into roof line
  • Built-in UV protection prevents fading on clothing, furniture and rugs
  • Bug and dust proof sealing system
  • Water tight, will not leak and is maintenance free
  • Fits any roof pitch and adapts to any type of roof system
  • Quick and easy installation – very few steps to complete
  • No structural changes, wiring or painting required

Manufactured Using Only Quality Components:

  • High impact acrylic dome with stress absorbing aluminum collar
  • Seamless commercial pure grade aluminum flashing
  • Miro-Silver® super-reflective light pipe (98% reflectivity)
  • Energy Conservation Kit to increases energy efficiency
  • Powder-coated white stylish trim ring with 3 diffuser choices
  • Optional Accessories: Light Kit, Dimmer Kit and Exhaust Vent Kit

Tubular Skylights Fill Your Home With Healthy Sunlight

American Dream Tubular Skylights operate completely on the sun’s solar energy. No wiring or switches – just free light with all the positive benefits of natural lighting. The high-impact acrylic dome captures sunlight on the roof during the daylight hours. The flashing housing protects the entire system from weather elements. American Dream offers two flashing styles to accommodate all roof pitches including flat roofs are available as unpainted aluminum or powder-coated black.

Sunlight Enters Your Home – But UV Rays Are Filtered Out

The sunlight captured by the dome, travels through an extremely reflective, mirror-like tube. It bounces several times through the pipe before it enters your home. Our specially designed Miro-Silver® light pipe is able to harness the sunlight even when the sun’s position is low in early morning and late afternoon. Even on cloudy days, the tubular skylight works – though the intensity of the light will be slightly diminished. Additionally, our tubular skylights filter out the harmful UV rays that endanger our health, and fade clothing, furniture and carpeting.

All the Benefits of Sunlight Without the Heat

American Dream Tubular Skylights operate with virtually no heat gain unlike traditional skylights. As the sunlight travels through the light pipe it passes through our exclusive Energy Conservation Kit. The kit incorporates thin, clear polycarbonate lenses that improve the U-factor and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient. In fact, our residential units are so energy efficient that they have earned the Energy Star rating and are eligible for up to $1,500 Federal Tax Credits.

Only Soft Evenly Dispersed Sunlight Enters Your Home

The attractive ceiling light fixture is designed to evenly spread the captured sunlight into your home. It has an arced prismatic surface that bounces the light in all directions eliminating the “hot spot” effect of traditional skylights. Varying on the models size, our tubular skylights can illuminate the equivalent of up to 300 – 1,450 watts of light – all for free!

How Bright Is the Light From A Tubular Skylight?

Natural Light Tubular Skylights illuminate the equivalent of up to 300 to 1,450 watts of incandescent lighting varying on the model installed (see chart below), but without the heat gain of traditional lighting. Additionally, Natural Light Tubular Skylights filter out 99% of the harmful UV rays that fade furniture and carpeting. And because they operate using free solar power, Natural Light Tubular Skylights are energy efficient and will help reduce your electric bills!

American Dream Tubular Skylight Output Chart

Model Size Coverage Area Wattage Equivalent Max. Tube Length
10″ model up to 150 sf up to 300 watts 18 feet
13″ model up to 300 sf up to 500 watts 20 feet
18″ model up to 500 sf up to 1,000 watts 20 feet
21″ model up to 700 sf up to 1,450 watts 20 feet

American Dream Tubular Skylights

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