Skylights vs. Sun Tunnels
A skylight is a window that provides natural light to the interior of a building. Most skylights will have an angled surface like slanting glass or acrylic. These exotic features are often used in homes and commercial buildings because they provide extra illumination during daylight hours without glare.
The sun tunnel is similar to the design of the traditional skylight tunnel, but it allows more sunlight to enter by having two layers instead of one layer. This makes them less expensive than installing multiple skylights at once. They are also easier for homeowners who do not want their living space flooded with too much bright natural light from morning until nighttime. The best part about these features? You can see through them.
Skylights and sun tunnels come in different shapes and sizes, depending on your preference. The most popular shape for these structures is an octagon because it provides maximum airflow to escape the heat from building materials such as attic insulation boards and drywall.