Daylighting solar tube lighting systems capture solar energy and transmit the sun’s light through a tube-based system. This allows for interior areas to be illuminated with natural light. Not to be misunderstood as conventional skylights, daylight solar tubes are sophisticated natural lighting solutions.
Sometimes called tubular daylighting devices, solar tubes can be seen as specialized, modern skylights which collect sunlight and then transmit the light through a sophisticated mirrored tube. The light which emits from the tube is natural sunlight, allowing interior areas to receive natural light.
There is a large assortment of tubular daylighting devices (often called solar tubes, or light tubes) available from several manufacturers. Many of these daylighting devices use very similar concepts, the main differences are often in the materials used and the general design implementation of the daylighting technology.