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What's the difference between a skylight and a sun tunnel?

Both skylights and sun tunnels provide a way to bring bright, natural daylight into your home, but there are a few key differences between the two. 

Traditional skylights are fixed or venting windows installed on your roof. They provide more light and, if able, open with the touch of a button to let in fresh air. Traditional skylights will fit in larger spaces and can visually expand areas in your home.

Sun tunnel skylights are a more low-profile way to bring natural light into small spaces in your home. Composed of an adaptable reflecting tube, they bypass obstacles in your ceiling to direct daylight right where you want it. VELUX Sun Tunnels are made of a pre-fabricated light tunnel, which makes them more cost effective as well as quick and easy to install.