The Differences Between R-values and U-values

R-Values… U-Values… What’s the Difference?

Homes and businesses around the nation have become more efficient in recent years… Credit reduced energy consumption along with improved structural insulation which protects against indoor and outdoor temperature variations.

The latter is made quantifiable … Read More

Energy Code Compliant UV Blocking Skylights

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Rethinking Skylights—How Modern Innovation Can Help You Design the Right Space for Your Clients

As an architect, you are challenged with creating spaces that are as visually appealing as they are functional. This task can often seem insurmountable, because you … Read More

High-Efficiency Daylight Harvesting System

Daylighting in Winter

Natural light prevents seasonal affective disorder from developing during winter.

The Sophisticated Designs Behind a Simple Concept

A daylight harvesting lighting system, on its surface, is a pretty straightforward concept. Doors and windows are used to become the primary Read More

Help Enlarge Your Workplace With Bristolite Skylights


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Interior designers are taught to manipulate an area utilizing light, color, and the contrasts that typically exist between them. With respect to contrast, spaces that feature dark-colored flooring and light-colored walls tend to feel less spacious than areas that … Read More


Want Better Performing Students? Let Them Bask in Natural Light

Educational experts around the country are continuously trying to create & implement new learning initiatives meant to increase student achievement. To say the least, some have been more successful than others. However, the physical structure is often overlooked as a … Read More

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Daylighting the Right Way

The incorporation of natural light into modern green building energy design, commonly known as daylighting, has become an increasingly popular construction technique that can improve energy performance in any building while simultaneously improving the comfort and productivity of building occupants. … Read More

5 Reasons Why Schools Should Invest in Natural Light

Daylighting Systems for SchoolsFrom cost reductions to an increase in productivity, the benefits of daylighting for public and private schools can be incredible. Over the last two decades, a growing number of architects and school administrators have changed from reaching for a light … Read More

Natural Light and Visual Space: How Daylighting Makes Environments Feel Bigger

Make Your Space Appear Bigger with DaylightingColors, contrast, and lighting are three tools that any interior design is intimately familiar with. Capable of turning even the smallest of spaces into expensive rooms – or, in other cases, the largest of spaces into the coziest of rooms … Read More

Daylighting and Comfort: How to Create a Productive Environment with Natural Light

The Comfort of Daylighting BringsOne of natural light’s biggest benefits is its ability to create ultra-productive work environments. From high-tech offices to production centers, businesses of all types can benefit from the increases in productivity made possible by natural light.

In this guide, you’ll … Read More

Daylighting Basics for Businesses

Daylighting Basics for OfficesFrom small, family-owned retailers to large corporations, businesses or all sizes can benefit from the savings in expenditure and increases in productivity made possible by daylighting.

With a wide variety of skylights and other daylighting systems available, sometimes it can … Read More




Today’s customer no longer needs to make a trade-off between superior insulation properties and high quality natural lighting when choosing a skylight system.  Nano Insulgel, provides up to 6x the insulating value of a traditional skylight while transmitting … Read More

How Skylights Boost Productivity: Why Natural Light is Great For The Workplace

Boost Work Productivity with Natural Light and Daylighting SolutionsMost proponents of energy efficiency focus on its direct financial benefits, namely its results in decreasing office energy use. As well as being able to reduce office energy expenses, an energy efficient office is a fantastic asset for increasing office … Read More


Naturalite was founded in 1945 and is the largest domestic skylight manufacturer in the U.S.  Naturalite is the only skylight manufacturer that extrudes aluminum, Kynar finishes and anodizes all products in-house, resulting in high quality, durable, Made in America products.… Read More

Sunoptics® Prismatic Skylights

Energy Efficient Sunoptics® Prismatic Skylights for Daylighting

Sunoptics® Prismatic Skylights was founded in 1978 by Jerome Blomberg, an early leader in energy efficient use of sunlight to replace electric lighting buildings.  In February 2011, Sunoptics® was acquired by Acuity Brands, … Read More

Acralight™ International Skylights

Acralight™ International Skylights has been in business since 1980, providing design, fabrication and installation services to the U.S., Caribbean and Europe.  In 2011, as part of its geographic expansion, Acralight™ International Skylights acquired a Texas manufacturing facility,

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Wasco®, a family-owned company, was founded 1935 in Cambridge, MA.   Wasco® products are proudly made in Maine and Reno, NV. Wasco Skylights© are fabricated for commercial and residential customers, including custom build services for architectural and construction clients.

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Choosing a Skylight For Your Building: Buy Pre-Built or Custom Made?

Pre-Built and Custom Made Skylight InstallationsAre you thinking about making your building more energy efficient using skylights and other daylighting systems? For many businesses, the biggest energy efficiency choice they’ll make is between prefabricated skylights and a custom-built system.

Both pre-built skylights and custom made … Read More

Bristolite vs. Naturalite Skylights: Choosing The Right Company For Your Building

Energy-Efficient Commercial SkylightsAs the benefits of natural lighting become widely known amongst building owners and tenants alike, more people than ever before are looking at skylights as an energy-efficient lighting option. With several key companies in the market, finding the right one … Read More

Bristolite vs. Wasco Skylights: Which Company is Best For Your Energy-Efficient Building?

Coollites .26 SHGC Daylighting a Texas School 11 - CopyFrom increased workplace productivity to reduced energy bills, the positive effects of natural lighting are numerous and undeniable. As energy efficiency grows into a major concern amongst homeowners and businesses, choosing the right company for your daylighting system is becoming Read More

Skylight Question

About 27 years ago (1984) I installed a Bristolite Skylite (don’t know the model) on a residential home with a wood shingle roof. The skylite has, what I believe to be, a white acrylic dome on the outside and a … Read More

Nano Insulgel

Unbelievable product. We wanted green technology. Low U Factor / Super insulating properties and sound dampening as our facilty is within two miles of a major airport and on the north approach flight path. Your proprietary Nano Insulgel – silica … Read More


Thank you Bristolite for answering my questions about Coollite. We could not find another plastic unit skylight with Coollite’s performance of 0.26 SHGC and 0.45 U Factor. Even some of the competitors “cobbled up” triple dome over flat glazing of … Read More