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Skylight Blinds: Not a Solution, only a Band-Aid

If you’ve already invested in a roof skylight, you’ve probably noticed the heat they radiate in strong summer weather. A simple solution is to cover your skylight with sheets or install blinds. This will stop the heat from coming in, but you won’t get the sunlight. Or what if you want the sunlight, but not the heat? On top of that, you also risk voiding your home insurance if the material covering the skylight isn’t fire-safe! Consequently, this is simply a case of a band-aid fix. Just like a band-aid, skylight blinds or covers will conceal the problem, but won’t solve it. A band-aid isn’t a fix!
“…if you need a blind to stop the heat, you are also stopping the light, which defeats the purpose of putting the skylight in to start with.” —Allan Mclean

How Does Heat Get Into Your Home?

This all depends on the style of roof skylight you’ve installed. It is worth noting that 25% to 35% of heat transfer comes from your ceiling, as well as windows. With a skylight, you can be sure that this heat won’t struggle to reach your home. Heat will simply radiate through due to the fact that most skylights are simply windows in your roof and/or ceiling. It doesn’t matter what kind of skylight you choose—roof window, tubular skylight, shafted skylight; these all radiate heat! Some are better at blocking heat transfer than others, but at mid-day when the sun is positioned directly over your home, you will most likely feel the heat. With all these flaws in conventional skylights, a solution was brought about. A lighting alternative that runs free of charge during the day, and emits little to no heat. It is also able to be dimmed when needed and can be installed with an ability to run at night time like a normal light. Solar Light Whiz provides a sustainable simulated skylight for your lighting needs.

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How Can I Avoid Heat Radiation?

Solar Light Whiz provides an alternative to traditional skylights. It’s non-invasive, can be installed in almost any situation or circumstance, and has plenty of room to grow! On top of this, heat transfer is almost completely negligible! LED lighting systems produce little to no heat—so you can be sure that you’re getting all the benefits of a skylight without the heat! Most conventional skylights or tubular lights will require some kind of blinding or covers to negate heat radiation. Solar Light Whiz can be turned on, or off—or can even be dimmed to suit your needs. At night time (with the help of our night operations kit), Solar Light Whiz can be turned on to act as a lighting source. The lighting fixtures support an array of LED lights, which emit negligible heat. Quite simply; it’s like a regular skylight, but without the heat beating down into your home.

Solar Light Whiz — A Safe, Energy Efficient Alternative

The Solar Light Whiz can be paired with an adjustable dimmer. This gives you the flexibility to control your skylight however you would like it at any time of day. You can even give it a night operations kit to ensure that you still have warm lighting in the evening & night! This way you’re guaranteeing lighting that won’t throttle your power bill—which accounts for up to 15% of your energy bill. Solar Light Whiz is also ideal for installing in any kind of homes, or spaces. It’s not structurally invasive or bulky; meaning that it won’t be an issue to mount. The Solar PV panel itself that is mounted on your roof can be adjusted on rails to face True North, guaranteeing sunlight year-round. The lights can be mounted into your ceiling, requiring only wiring to connect them to the PV panel. This way you won’t risk water damage as you might get with a skylight! Solar Light Whiz is the ideal solution if you’re searching for skylight blinds. Don’t invest in a temporary fix; get something that works! 

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