Sun Tunnel Skylights

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“Live lighter”
with this cost-effective, energy-efficient,
skylight option from VELUX

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Sun Tunnel Tubular Skylights

(also known as Sun Tubes. Tube Skylights or Solar Tubes)

Where traditional windows and skylights are not an option, adding a Sun Tunnel skylight can be a cost-effective way to bring more natural light into the heart of your home.

Sun Tunnels are a lot easier to install than you might think. In just 90 minutes, your contractor will simply cut a hole into the roof from outside your home, and another hole in your ceiling from inside; a flexible or rigid reflective tunnel will then be inserted to connect the holes. The tunnel is highly reflective, so bright, clear sunlight streams into the room below. And Sun Tunnels are super-efficient, as they cost nothing to operate—you’ll have light as long as the sun’s in the sky (and, if you add the optional solar night-light kit, you’ll have light at night, too)—and a new VELUX Sun Tunnel can be installed for as little as $550.

Read on to see how a VELUX Sun Tunnel skylight can transform any interior space in your home.

Bright & Beaming Kitchen

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VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights provide natural task lighting in the center of this kitchen, illuminating the island and workspace.

And when the sun goes down, VELUX now offers a solar-powered night light that will illuminate the area beneath the Sun Tunnel. Designed to discreetly fit inside your VELUX Rigid Sun Tunnel skylight, the VELUX Solar Night Light provides your space with a soft, soothing light from above when natural light isn’t available.

Did You Know? You are eligible to receive a 30% federal tax credit on your entire VELUX Rigid Sun Tunnel skylight product and installation when paired with the VELUX Solar Night Light. Learn how to live lighter, here.

Brightened-Up Guest Bath

Sun Tunnel Bathroom

No windows? No problem.

This small powder room gets a much-needed boost of brightness, thanks to natural sunlight streaming in from above.

VELUX Sun Tunnels are available with a range of decorative diffusers to enhance interior aesthetics and increase visual appeal.

Radiant Shower Space

The unique tiling in this shower offers a gorgeous focal point for the bathroom. And here, a VELUX Sun Tunnel skylight brings in a source of natural light that reflects off the surrounding walls, creating a sparkling jewel-like effect.

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Light & Bright Laundry

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Daylight streaming in from above is sure to make laundry day a little bit brighter.

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Interior spaces and passageways can feel closed in without the benefit of natural light. But this slender space feels open and welcoming, thanks to an abundance of natural light from above, white walls, ceiling, and floor, and oversized, colorful artwork.

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Help For Narrow Hallways

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Sun-Lit Stairwell

What to consider before adding a skylight

Hallways and stairwells are often afterthoughts in home design, but they offer a unique opportunity to become interesting focal points. VELUX skylights are optimal for catching light from all angles, and paired with a VELUX Sun Tunnel skylight in the darker alcove, they create a sense of airiness and space.

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Well-Lit Work Space

Sun Tunnel Office

This striking home office with deep-plum walls gets a bright boost, thanks to stimulating natural light shining in through a quartet of VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights.

Did you know that natural light can also contribute to better productivity? The Global Impact of Biophilic Design Human Spaces report demonstrates that proximity to natural elements such as greenery and sunlight in the work environment is associated with a 15 percent increase in both well-being and creativity, and a 6 percent increase in productivity.