Sun Tunnels: Quick, Inexpensive Option to Add Natural Light

Accessories Allow Homeowners to Control Amount of Daylight in Home

2019 GreenBuild Conference and Expo
2019 GreenBuild Conference and Expo

ATLANTA, Nov. 19-22, 2019 VELUX Sun Tunnel skylights are an inexpensive option to add space-changing natural light to a room. The product, which can be installed in an as little as 90 minutes, fits in a ceiling like recessed lighting but actually funnels natural light through a prefabricated reflective aluminum light tunnel from the roof to the room. A daylight controller allows homeowners to control the amount of daylight that enters the room, making it a practical option for rooms requiring room darkening. And at night, a solar night light installed inside the reflective tunnel provides guiding light and enables the product to qualify for the 30% federal tax credit on solar property.

Sun Tunnels are ideal for adding natural light to rooms that need more daylight,” said Brian Grohe, commercial sales manager at VELUX America. “With a variety of accessories homeowners can customize the design and amount of light they want.

Sun Tunnels can be customized with decorative diffuser films, available in six styles that complement many interior designs:

  • Micro Fresnel is a simple, yet effective design that provides unprecedented optical quality and focused light.
  • Triple Wave consists of soft curves etched into the diffuser film that naturally diffuse the light while adding a unique design element to the Sun Tunnel Skylight.
  • Much like the hardware in a home, Brushed Metal is a subtle yet effective option for enhancing the style of a room.
  • The Prismatic design ensures that natural light is spread evenly throughout the room.
  • The Bubbles design is perfect for homeowners who are looking to add an extra element of design to their fifth wall.
  • Neutral Light converts daylight to appear more like a traditional household light bulb with a warm yellow bias.

For more information on purchasing and installing VELUX Sun Tunnels, visit

VELUX is the world leader in skylights and roof windows and is one of the strongest brands in the global building materials sector. VELUX America products are available nationwide through home centers, building material suppliers, lumberyards and independent door, window or roofing retailers. Consumers can locate local suppliers and installers and access information on skylight selection and the benefits of bringing more natural light and fresh air into the home by visiting or VELUX skylights are made in America in Greenwood, South Carolina.