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Old 01-19-2012, 10:23 AM  
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curious to hear any reviews/testimonials. i am having quotes from Solatube and Velux brands - any opinions? i figured i would rather pay a bit more and have good warranty backing as opposed to the DIY home depot variety. something just tweaks my stomach when i think about cutting a hole in my roof.....ouch!


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Old 01-19-2012, 10:59 AM  
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I have one in my bathroom with a light kit and vent kit. I had it professionally installed in October. I did it because I am changing my bathroom look to a cleaner simpler more streamlined style. I like having the vent and light in the same fixture. I also like not having to turn the bathroom light on during the day. I don't get a huge amount of bright's basically like a window.

I've had some condensation issues when the weather gets really cold. Basically the moisture will drip a little bit if I don't remove the diffuser and wipe off/out the water. Only happens when it's REALLY cold.

Overall I'm happy with mine. It's an aesthetic thing for me not an energy conservation thing. A light bulb draws such a trivial amount of electricity that there's no roi not having to turn the light on during the day.

Brand I have is natural light. Velux is good too and I would have considered them if they had a bathroom vent kit option.

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I've installed both units and if I were putting one in my house it would be the Velux unit.
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The only warrenty issue would be if the roof leaked. There's no moving parts, install is DIY 101 there's really nothing to warrenty.
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