Want to make working from home in your office, garden studio or study even better?

Make sure you have enough daylight

So you’ve been working remotely a lot more this year, from your new home or garden office/studio, or perhaps you’re still squashed in to a spare room or sitting in the cupboard under the stairs? Well, now that autumn is upon us and light levels are falling, you might be wondering how to brighten up your new found work space so that you can work in the light again. Ensuring you have sufficient bright daylight to work in is one of the most important factors affecting how well you work and feel

Lots of bright daylight piped down a tube

So, if your home office is not really light enough, why not consider a cost effective, simple solution. Solatube sun tubes are the best tubular skylight system available; they pipe in lots of really bright daylight from a clear dome on your roof, down a highly reflective tube and in to the ceiling of your dark home office below. Not only are Solatube sun tunnels really bright, they’re also relatively simple, quick and easy to install.

Daylight helps you work better

It is well proven and documented that working in daylight, rather than artificial light, helps you concentrate and focus better, avoiding headaches and migraines which artificial lighting can sometimes induce. Your work productivity levels will also be much higher when working in daylight from a Solatube sun pipe, plus it will make you more positive and generally feel better because daylight ‘energises’ all of us. You can find out more about the benefits of Solatube natural lighting here.

Some people suffer from SAD

Perhaps you’re feeling sapped of energy as we move in to the darker days of autumn and winter, in which case it may be SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), a type of depression that’s related to the changes in seasons. Find out more about SAD here.

For many people the onset of shorter days and lack of daylight can start to sap your energy, making you feel moody and causing you to withdraw socially. Everyone reacts differently though, and some people suffer more than others. Piping in daylight down a Solatube sun tunnel has been shown to combat the negative effects of SAD.

Solatube sun pipes improve your performance

Daylighting the interior space of all buildings is now an important consideration for architectural design. Studies have shown that increased daylighting improves worker productivity, provides for faster patient recovery, and improves students’ grades. Additional benefits of daylighting include keeping our biological clocks in order and relieving stress. These benefits have long been recognised in Europe, where minimum amounts of daylighting are now regulated.

The other advantage of lighting up your office/study with a Solatube sun tunnel is that a brighter home adds value to your property and makes it far more attractive to future purchasers.

Solatube sun pipe installation is simple and straightforward

And the great thing about all this is that having a Solatube sun pipe installed in your dark home office, study or studio is extremely easy. Just email, message or call me, Nigel Beale, on 07989 976 010 and from a few questions I’ll be able to provide you with a price.

Installation takes approximately half a day, but does not cause too much mess or interference as we put dust sheets down and would clean and tidy up afterwards to leave things as we found them. Plus there should be no redecorating or make-good to do afterwards.

How bright is a Solatube sun tunnel?

So, how bright is a Solatube at lighting up your dark or gloomy work space? Well, a single, small diameter Solatube sun tunnel can provide more than enough light for a single work desk and often enough for an entire room. See the light here. They are simple, quick and straightforward to install in half a day, with a minimum of mess, fuss and hassle, unlike a roof window or conventional window.

Across the south and west, Solatube Southwest is the recognised distributor and installer of Solatube sun tunnels (or light pipes), in Bournemouth down to Plymouth and beyond.

If you are interested in bringing natural light into your home, why not contact us at Solatube Southwest; 07989 976 010) to find out whether a Solatube sun pipe can help you. Typically, a fully installed system might cost anywhere between £900 – £1,200; that’s supplied, professionally installed and includes the VAT.

Call 07989 976 010