Lighting in a tube

Those considering installing roof lights in their home should consider tubular sky lights, it has been asserted.

Online resource Mother Earth News suggests that the pieces of equipment are ideal to make any dark room or space within a property feel brighter and potentially more spacious.

Tubular sky lights consist of a transparent dome-like lens which is connected to a highly-reflective length of tubing, which in some cases can be snaked around obstructions in the ceiling.

Sunlight is gathered by the lens and it is transmitted into a room via a ceiling fixture that looks like a regular ceiling light, the publication explains.

"On cloudy days, a tubular skylight can provide at least as much light as a 100-watt incandescent bulb – about 1,200 lumens. For maximum light, install tubular skylights on a south face of your roof," it concludes.

Meanwhile, real estate advisory firm Right House suggested recently that the demand for energy-efficient homes is on the rise.