Tubular skylights are a great way to provide natural light in dark rooms, closets, and hallways. The interior of the tube contains a highly reflective surface, so sunlight is reflected into the room throughout the day. Tubular skylights are easier to install than traditional skylights and provide light during the day without using any electricity. Read our article to learn everything about skylight installation.


I don’t know of any kid that doesn’t like playing with a periscope. Especially if it’s one you make yourself, like this one. Periscopes aren’t green, but the concept is. It uses two mirrors to reflect the image so you can see over walls or around corners. Why is that green? Well, you’ve heard me talk about using natural light to brighten your home and reduce the need to turn on the lights, but what do you do about the places without the benefit of windows…such as closets, hallways and interior bathrooms? These are the perfect spots for tubular skylights. It works because of the reflective surface inside the tube. It’s like having 360 degrees of mirrors, so no matter what time of day it is, the sunlight will always reflect into the room. And the best part is, you’re not using one dime of electricity.

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Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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