Technical Advantages and Benefits of Solar Skylights
In the last twelve months a new product has come on the market that is a great alternative to normal skylights. They are the Solar Light Whiz Solar Powered Skylights. Special LED lights that are directly powered by a special series of Solar Panels. The advantages of Solar Light Whiz , Solar Powered Skylights are as follows:
Solar Skylight Sizes Available
The solar skylight sizes which are available include:
- 145mm dia. Round
- 180mm dia. Round
- 240mm Round and 300mm Round
- 300mm sq.
- 400mm sq.
- 500mm sq.
- 593mm sq.
- 293mm x 593mm.
- 293mm x 1193mm.
These skylights are only 10mm deep so that the bottom cord of trusses ceiling battens etc. do not interfere with the positioning of the skylights. They also can be used in suspended ceilings.
Solar Skylight Positions
The Solar Light Whiz ceiling units can go almost anywhere, under hips, valleys, ridges, solar systems, hot water units, water pipes, electrical wiring, air conditioning plant and ducting equipment in ceilings and on the roof, T.V. antennas and satellite dishes. It doesn’t matter what type of roof you have – Trimdeck, Kliplock, Tile, Slate etc. The ceiling units can be installed in lower floors (any number), as long as they can be reached with a pair of electrical type cables. Once again floor joists and ceiling battens are not a problem.
The Solar Light Whiz Special Solar Panels are available in the following sizes :
- 25 watt
- 35 watt
- 50 watt
- 60 watt
- 75 watt
- 100 watt
- 150 watt
It is important they face as close to True North as possible. These Special Panels come in a frame that allows you to angle the panel correctly to the North (53 degrees Melbourne, 27 degrees Brisbane). These panels can be mounted on any part of most roofs and operate successfully.
Solar Skylight Controls
Solar Light Whiz Solar Powered Skylights can be dimmed or turned off! Something that is difficult to do on a normal skylight. This control is useful for Bedrooms and Media rooms etc. and is very inexpensive to install.
Solar Skylight Night Control
Solar Light Whiz Solar Powered Skylights can be connected to your power for night operation. As your Solar Light Whiz skylights begin to fade in the late afternoon, you will be able to turn them back on by the simple turning on a switch that has been installed by a licenced electrician. The Solar Light Whiz units will reconnect to the special Solar Panels when the units are turned off at the switch. This will return the system back to normal operation. Solar Skylight Weather Protection With a normal skylight you will have a hole in your roof, the size will vary depending on the size of the skylight, increasing the risk of a leak. With Solar Light Whiz (up to 12 units connected to the one Solar Panel) the hole in the roof is the size of your little finger thus minimising any risk of leakage.
If the hail did break the tempered glass solar panel, there will be a minimal to no risk of water penetration. The wire coming through the roof is sealed with a special miniature boot to suit your roof.
Our Solar Light Whiz ceiling panels produce between 675 lumens (SLW1145N) and 1800 lumens (SLW1300N) for the Round Units and 1800 lumens (SLW2300300N) to 3600 lumens (SLW 21193293N) for the square and rectangular units, all free light from the sun. The colour temperature is 4000-4500 K (natural or cool white), not the bluey white light, 6000 K (daylight).
The Solar Light Whiz is not the same as a normal skylight but it can give the same amount of light!
The biggest advantage however is there is no radiant heat from our Solar Light Whiz ceiling panels compared to a normal skylight.
Life of Solar Light Whiz
The Solar Light Whiz Solar Panels are guaranteed for 10 years and the LED ceiling panels carry a 3 year guarantee. We are expecting a much longer life. For instance one of our 35 watt Solar Panels should be able to power a SLW1300N for 30 years before the solar panel needs replacing, allowing for normal deterioration. Although the ceiling units have a 3 year guarantee we are expecting 15 years of good use and they are inexpensive to replace and anybody can change them (no electrician required)
Solar Skylight Kits
Kits are available for single or multiple Solar Skylights. The more solar skylights the cheaper it gets, in fact it’s “Cheaper By The Dozen”.
- No heat
- No hail worries
- No tube or light shaft to install
- Easy installation
- Easy to position
- Easy to wire with our wiring harness system
- Easy to face the solar panel North
- Plenty of light
- Plenty of assistance from your Solar Light Whiz Dealer
- Plenty of cash savings if you buy more than one!