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A Brilliant Solution Using The Sun – Earth Day

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At Sunny Sleevez we LOVE the sun!

Now this might sound a little odd given how hard we work to avoid UV sun damage but as part of our ongoing commitment to reduce our carbon footprint as much as possible we decided to take full advantage of that giant mass of ultraviolet emitting gas.

There are several spots in our building that have been built without windows which means lights frequently being turned on and just as often they left on which is so wasteful.

 Below shows a hallway which is a particularly gloomy spot.

We had solar panels installed last summer and upgraded the roof to support the panels, it seemed the perfect time to install some skylights. As most of our roof has an attic space a conventional skylight is not possible plus skylights bring not only light but heat.

Instead we opted for skylight tubes that have a small hole in fact a 10” tube will light 150 square feet and a 14” lights up 350!

We weren't sure at first if those small holes would really be able to allow in sufficiaent light to make a difference but we needn't have worried. Once the tube was in place it radiated so much light that we actually keep trying to ‘switch off the light” out of habit!

The before and after photo shows a windowless hallway taken without flash. In the before picture we had to turn the light on in order that there was enough light to get the shot. The second picture shows the 10” tube installed, there is no flash and no light on, the picture really doesn't do it justice the light is truly BRILLIANT!

How are you reducing your carbon footprint this earth day?

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