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Insulated dome for flat roof with acrylic protection reducing noise. Store in option. Velux.

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How to light a corridor, attics, a staircase without window or a room too dark, without using electricity? Skylights, roof windows or light pipes: look up, the solution is just above your head ...

When talking about attics, everyone thinks of installing roof windows. It happens, alas, that certain situations do not allow the use of such products: flat roof, prohibition of the Architects of the Buildings of France or the co-ownership, etc.

Create a skylight

If your roof is flat or slightly sloping, if your room is located under a terrace, you can create a zenithal lighting, which will diffuse very well the natural light. This skylight must be perfectly sealed and guarantee excellent thermal insulation. What is it made of? On the outside, a plastic dome or dome protects the bay window and eases the flow of rain, while reducing impact noises. Then comes the window, with insulating double glazing. Always equip it with sunscreen, even in the north of France. If you do not have other means of ventilation, avoid fixed models. Opt for motorized windows with remote control or switch.

Wooden window for flat roof with optimal insulation and airtightness (A4). Store in option. Equilux Wood model. Skylight dome filling.

skylight dome filling

Insulated dome for flat roof with acrylic protection reducing noise. Store in option. Velux.

Velux

Reflect light through a conduit

If you can not install a zenithal lighting, then think of the light pipe. What is it about ? This conduit is actually a tube capable of reflecting light, so that it penetrates inside the house. The entrance of the light is made at the roof level and a ceiling lamp is then responsible for diffusing the clarity in the room. The system works even in gray weather. The ceiling light that transmits light into your room must have good thermal insulation to avoid creating energy losses to the roof. In general, the ducts do not exceed a length of 6 meters. But you can find up to 9 meters long (with the possibility of creating an elbow) in a larger diameter. Beyond, the light restitution, too far from the source, will be of less good quality. The mirror effect has its limits.

Led natural light with new insulation ceiling and minimum lighting of 60 W. Sun Tunnel Velux.

Velux

This light pipe solution (up to 9 m) is very efficient. Lighting to position on the ceiling or in the wall. Solatube of Nature and Comfort.

Nature and comfort

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