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A light tunnel, also known as a Solatube or tubular skylight, is a device that captures natural sunlight from the roof and channels it through a highly reflective tube, bringing the light indoors to spaces that lack windows or have limited access to daylight.

A light tunnel consists of three main components: a rooftop dome, a highly reflective tube, and a diffuser installed on the ceiling indoors. The rooftop dome captures sunlight and directs it into the reflective tube, which then transports the light to the diffuser, spreading it evenly throughout the room.

Light tunnels are versatile and can be installed in various types of buildings, including residential homes, commercial spaces, and even in certain industrial settings. They are adaptable to different roof types and can be installed in both flat and sloped roofs.

Light tunnels can be installed in virtually any room or space that could benefit from increased natural light. They are commonly used in hallways, bathrooms, closets, stairwells, kitchens, and any other areas where access to natural light is limited.

The amount of light provided by a light tunnel depends on factors such as the size and design of the tunnel, the length of the reflective tube, and the intensity of sunlight. Generally, sun tunnels can provide a significant amount of natural light, often equivalent to several light bulbs, but the exact illumination will vary based on these factors.

Light tunnels typically require minimal maintenance. The dome on the roof may need occasional cleaning to remove dirt or debris that could obstruct the light. The diffuser on the ceiling may also require cleaning to maintain optimal light distribution.