All the benefits of a fully-functioning skylight with no electrical requirements
OAKVILLE, ON, April 16, 2013 /CNW/ - The world's leading skylight and Sun Tunnel® provider has introduced a completely solar-powered skylight, a first for North America. The new VELUX Solar Powered 'Fresh Air' Skylight™ eliminates the need for any wiring or electrical and provides an energy efficient way to add daylight, fresh air and a cooling function to homes with a simple hassle-free installation.
The solar skylight can be installed facing any direction and is fully operational even in indirect light. An acoustic rain sensor system automatically closes the skylight in case of inclement weather and with no electricity required the skylight can be closed even in the event of a complete lack of power.
"The evolution to solar means no electrician or wiring work is required, so you can have all the benefits of a fully-venting skylight more easily and affordably than ever before," says Nels Moxness, President of VELUX Canada. "If you don't have an existing skylight, or you have an older model that doesn't open, this is a very easy way to create a more comfortable, energy efficient home that can rely less on air conditioning and electrical lighting."
Skylights draw in fresh air, releasing hot air trapped at the ceiling and circulating cooler air in the home. Canadians spend an estimated 90 per cent of their time indoors. Increasing the amount of fresh air and daylight in homes and offices with skylights:
- Improves air quality - pulling in fresh, drier, oxygen-rich air improves health and comfort
- Reduces electricity needs for air conditioning and electric lights
- Brings in twice the daylight of a vertical window without compromising privacy
The Solar Powered Fresh Air Skylight™ can be ordered with one of eight blind options factory installed, including blackout blinds for bedrooms. Fully operational with one unified remote, skylight and blind come ready to operate right out of the box. A further 80 blind options are available by special order.
For more than 70 years VELUX has brought innovation and artful-design to builders, architects, merchants and consumers seeking natural light in their homes. Renowned for the No Leak Skylight™, VELUX is the market leader in the manufacturing of skylights, Sun Tunnels® and roof windows complemented by a complete range of blinds, electronic accessories and flashings. For more details, visit www.VELUX.ca.
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For further information:
Nicole McKnight, Ketchum Public Relations Canada, 416-355-7424, Nicole.McKnight@Ketchum.com