Your Skylight Questions Answered
Got Questions? Hopefully, you’ll find the answer here and we aim to answer as many of your pre-sale questions, as possible about our MaxLight skylight range.
Of course if you can’t find your question here, or you would like to discuss any of our skylights in more detail, why not just drop us a line on 1300 852 622.
Will a Skylight Make the Room Hotter?
The MaxLight skylight is an energy rated skylight.
This means that it does not allow hat build up in your room. The triple lens system in our MaxLight’s also filters out UV light blocking out any harmful UV transmissions that could damage furniture or fabrics.
What Size Skylight Will I Need?
SolarBright makes MaxLights in 3 sizes:
ML250 – 250mm diameter
ML400 – 400mm diameter
ML550 – 500mm diameter.
The 250mm model is perfect for smaller rooms like laundries, bathrooms and hallways.
The 400mm and 550mm units are perfect for larger rooms like kitchens and living areas. The ML500 is used in commercial applications as well.
Is My Roof Going to Leak when I Install a Skylight?
The MaxLight utilises an Australian made seamless flashing system that is designed to suit most Australian roofs for a leak proof seal when the skylight is correctly Installed
The SolarBright Tubular Skylight is designed for leak-free operation when installed properly.
Do I Need to Clean my MaxLight?
The MaxLight skylight requires no maintenance and is bugs and dust resistant. If you do need to clean it the diffuser is held in place by a bayonet system, meaning a simple twist is all that is needed to remove the diffuser for cleaning.
What Type of Roof can Solarbright® skylight be installed on?
MaxLight skylights can be installed on most roof typed. Our seamless roof flashings are designed to fit most common Australian roof types for ease of installation and leak proof protection.
Can the Maxlight Skylight be Installed in Any Room?
SolarBright skylights are perfect for any dark room or area in your home including the garage.
How Bright is the Skylight Tube?
MaxLight skylights have a super reflective, mirror-like light tube with up to 98% reflectivity rate. It is a durable solid anodized aluminium, not laminated polymer and transmits pure white light. It will not yellow, crack or peel after prolonged UV Exposure.
Does the MaxLight Skylight Work on Cloudy or Rainy Days?
Yes, all available light will be collected and reflected by your tubular skylight. Off course with their being less light to collect and reflect there will be less light transmitted to the room.
SolarBright Skylight’s reflective system transfers light down to the room with minimal light loss on cloudy days. The dome technology allows light coming from any direction to be transferred down the tube, allowing the best light output possible.
Can I Install a MaxLight Tubular Skylight Myself? Is it Difficult to Install?
A homeowner can easily install our tubular skylights in about 2 hours or less. Installation requires basic do-it-yourself skills. Installation requires no wiring or structural changes to your home. Each kit comes with illustrated step-by-step instructions. Each tubular skylight kit comes with everything you need to it install including:
- High impact Acrylic Dome
- Roof Flashing
- Adjustable tubes
- Diffuser kit
- All Hardware Needed
What Type of Warranty Does the Tubular Skylight have?
The MaxLight series comes with the industry leading 20-year product warranty.
Can I Turn Off my tubular Skylight During the Day?
There are MaxDim solar powered dimmers for the skylights. The dimmer is perfect for any room that may need to be darkened during the day including bedrooms, media and conference rooms. The dimmer is easily installed inside the light tube and is operated using a remote control.
Can I have Ventilation for my skylight?
Yes, you can have the add-on mechanical ventilation kit (only for the ML250) which is suited to help ventilate wet areas and laundries.
Can I use my Tubular Skylight at Night?
Yes, SolarBright offers several options for providing light at night, the best being the MaxBeam LED lighting kit with a choice of power sources including solar and AC power.
There is also the Electric Light Fitting kit where a light is installed directly into the lower section of the light tube and wired to a wall switch. You will need to organize your own electrician to do this work.
Can a MaxLight SkyLight be installed in a 2-Storey House?
The skylight can deliver sufficient light in longer drops as long there is space for the tube to pass through the upper floors.