illume, the skylight alternative
An innovative and functional alternative to a traditional skylight. The illume skylight alternative is a solar-powered panel that imitates natural ambient light. Being only 10mm thick, the illume can be placed on any level of the home. There are no penetrations made into the roof space and therefore no risk of leaks or dirt/bug build up which can happen with solar tube skylights. The illume system reacts directly to sunlight and fluctuates as the day gets brighter or darker. With a multitude of sizes to suit every space, illume is a zero maintenance, highly effective and non-disruptive way of gaining a natural light feel into the dark areas of the home you thought were otherwise not possible. It is also possible to place multiple illumes onto a system with the use of one single solar panel.
Please contact us directly to find out more and arrange a free, contactless provisional quote for supply and installation.
Alternatively, you can purchase and install your own illume systems via our partners at THE BUILD FACTORY.
No heat transfer
Unlike a traditional skylight, room temperature is not compromised by a shaft breaking the integrity of insulation against external conditions. It means that an illume fitted space will retain heat in winter and repel heat in summer more efficiently than a shafted skylight system would thereby further adding to utility cost savings.
Fitting an illume requires no modification to the roof structure. With all roof materials remaining intact, there is no opportunity for water to pool or trickle down through the light diffuser.
Illume is entirely powered by solar energy with no mains power or batteries required. Just like a traditional skylight, illume brightens your space during the day reflecting external light conditions and sustainably reducing utility energy costs.
How it works
illume is an Australian-made, solar-powered skylight alternative. Your illume will fade out as the sun goes down, however you have the option to use your illume at night. The AC Driver accessory will connect your illume to mains power for night use.
Fitting an illume™ requires no modification to the roof structure. With all roof materials remaining intact, there is no opportunity for water to pool or trickle down through the light diffuser.
illume™ requires no specialist tools or trade skills. Simply mount the solar collector on the roof, cut out the templated hole in the ceiling plaster, connect the cable and you’re done!
- Ideal for pantry, laundry, bathroom, entrance, study, dining room
- Natural looking lighting
- Easy to install
- No light shaft
- No running cost
- Suits multi-level dwellings
- Requires no mains power or batteries