REDi-lite’s hybrid solar skylight alternative goes where traditional skylights fear to tread as roofs across the country become ever-more complicated.
Your average residential roof today is more complex than ever as the demands of design and function take up increasing space.
Additional beams, ridges and valleys, cabling, insulation, ducted air-conditioning/central heating and more means that finding space for a traditional skylight tube is next to impossible for many home-owners.
However, REDi-lite’s elegant and flexible design means it can traverse the modern obstacles to provide exceptional results in any room of the house.
WORKS WITH YOUR ROOF, NOT AGAINST IT
REDi-lite distributor and installer Craig Blacket from Ecohouse Skyvac has often been faced with home owners seeking a solar lighting solution but unable to accommodate a traditional skylight that aligns with their roof structure.
Craig says this is where REDi-lite’s simple and flexible design proves it to be the smart, clean and innovative solution to insure everyone ends up a winner.
“The thing that keeps coming up again and again is that the modern roof is a very busy place both in terms of its structure and what is in the cavity,” Craig explained.
“With a traditional skylight shaft you need it to be high and straight to get the light in and, to put it simply, light just doesn’t like to bend.”
“REDi-lite overcomes all those issues and deliver exceptional performance. It is a very competitive product in that respect.”
MAINTAINS YOUR ROOF FUNCTION
Craig also explained that even when a traditional skylight can be installed, REDi-lite offers additional benefits – including maintaining the integrity of the roof structure so it can do its job.
“I did a REDi-lite install for a watermelon farmer and his property gets 42 degree heat in summer,” Craig explained.
“He didn’t want his roof opened to a skylight shaft because it will very quickly turn into a heat tunnel as well as a light tunnel.”
“That works the other way too in winter where there can be heat loss on cold nights. So REDi-lite made sense on that job and jobs like that.”
SUITS ANY ROOM OF THE HOUSE
Craig explained that many of his installations require accessing many areas of the house – ranging from utility areas like kitchens and living rooms, as well as small dark areas such as hallways and wardrobes.
He explained that the flexibility of the REDi-lite product, and wide range of light fitting sizes, meant it proved the most adabtable solution in all circumstances.
“With the flush-mounted light fittings you can get the placement mathematically perfect in nearly every room.”
“It gives us a lot of flexibility to a lot of our problems where a shafted skylight just will not work.”
Craig said the only issue he faces is that the lights sometimes work too well – but that’s easily overcome with a few minor tweaks.
“We can turn the driver down from 24 watts to 12 watts to achieve the right result in particular rooms,” he explained.
“But with all the light fitting options, REDi-lite will give our customers the desired lighting effect they want – doesn’t matter if it is an older style home or a modern home.
IT JUST MAKES SENSE
Craig said the simplicity of design, elegance of installation and environmental benefits of REDi-lite’s hybrid solar-skylight alternative appeals to no-nonsense Australians.
“The take-up of rooftop solar in this country is proof that Australians love a practical and reliable shortcut.”
“We are blessed with a lot of sunlight in this country so why not take full advantage of that in as many ways that you can.”
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Mittagong NSW 2575
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