In 1941, entrepreneur and inventor Villum Kann Rasmussen came up with an idea that would transform dark attics into liveable spaces full of daylight and fresh air.
His first roof window was patented in 1942. He came up with a distinctive name that brought out the key benefits of his solution: ‘VE’, short for ventilation and ‘LUX’, latin for light - VELUX.
Within a few decades, Villum Kann Rasmussen and his team had opened up the roofs of homes and workplaces all over Europe and America, making the VELUX brand a household name synonymous with functional, high-quality design.
VELUX SUN TUNNEL skylights bring natural light into even the darkest and most isolated spaces through a specially designed tunnel that passes from roof to ceiling. Adding a SUN TUNNEL™ skylight is a cost-effective way to add natural light to small spaces such as powder & laundry rooms, kitchenettes, hallways or other tight spaces that need a brighter, more vibrant appearance. Their low-profile design creates a sleek appearance on any roofline, and their pre-fabricated light tunnel makes them quick and easy to install. Not to mention, they come with a 20-year tunnel warranty. Rigid tunnels are recommended when there is a straight, unobstructed path from the roof to the ceiling, although they can be maneuvered slightly.
High quality, energy efficient skylights are an important part of building today's green friendly homes and buildings. The effect that natural light has on you physically, emotionally and psychologically is well documented. The benefits of natural light can have a profound impact on you personally, while the stewardship of VELUX will positively affect our environment for future generations. Velux is proud to be the nation's leading manufacturer of quality skylights. Using the most modern technologies to make our products energy efficient is a top priority. For more information, visit theEnergy efficiency section of their website.