Get Softer Lighting with new Skylights

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Most of us are familiar with traditional square skylights, which are like having a big window overhead where you can see outside. The newest skylights, known as tubular skylights, are much different. A dome on the roof encased by aluminum flashing filters out ultraviolet rays. Light passes though a tube in the attic to the ceiling, where a diffuser that looks like a half dome light fixture, spreads natural light into your home.

Tubular skylights have the advantages of spreading light evenly into the whole room and of eliminating heat loss or gain, which you get with traditional skylights. Because the harmful UV rays are blocked out, you don’t have to worry about fading furniture and carpeting. Another great feature is that a light kit can be added to the skylight, so it becomes a lighting fixture at night.