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Skylight Quotes and Prices in Melbourne Pt. II

One of the least appreciated, and least understood, advantage of using natural light to illuminate your home?

Many of our clients have reported that elements of their home – the furniture, houseplants, the colour of fabric – suddenly have become more vivid and vibrant in colour. The space somehow seems larger and more evenly lit. Why could this be?

It is because light comes in many different forms, from narrow to broad spectrum. And artificial indoor lighting is only one form, which does not utilise the full spectrum of light available to use. The sun, however, is a different story. Your skylight offers you the noted advantage of providing full-spectrum sunlight, not the thinner band typically offered by indoor lighting systems. Skylight quotes and prices in Melbourne don’t typically account for this unexpected benefit.

The impacts of full-spectrum exposure, using light ranging from from ultraviolet to infrared, is not fully understood yet. It is known to have implications on the act of photosynthesis in the plant world, meaning that indoor horticulture must involve lights that highlight certain wavelengths. But it is known to be more pleasing to the eye, and results in an appreciation for the colour patterns and highlights of a space, beyond that of artificial lighting.

With only a fraction of light forms actually visible to the human eye, the full spectrum of light emanating from our nearest star likely has notable impacts on a wide variety of processes here on Earth. We know that it is more natural and more enjoyable to our eyes. Not all light sources are created equal, and at Diamond Skylight, we like to think nature does it best.

For prices and quotes on Melbourne’s finest skylights, contact us today!

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Solatubes: Illuminating Melbourne

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With the myriad health impacts involved with exposure to natural sunlight, it is only reasonable that we should expect the market to fill this particular void. But how can we expect natural light to filter down through our houses, and fill their darkest corners – many of which are separated from the sun by several floors and walls?

Solatube is the answer. If you’re familiar with the ultra-reflective nature of fibre-optics, you will know how they utilise a reflective interior to transmit energy along their length. Essentially, Solatubes are a scaled-up version of the same concept. The highly reflective interior of the Solatube allows it to transport light along its length, receiving the light through a roof mount, and illuminating the space at the far end.

The biggest advantage of the Solatube in Melbourne is its ability to bend and refract light. You don’t need direct roof access with a Solatube to enjoy the illumination of natural lighting. Even rooms lying at an angle to the available sunlight can be accessed, as the internal reflection of a Solatube keeps the light moving down it’s length regardless of the flex or bend involved.

Now, those areas of your home that were once only the bastion of artificial lighting can be lit with gentle and warm sunlight from outdoors. A true game-changer for any household, Solatube is illuminating homes in Melbourne, and can illuminate yours.

Contact us to learn more!