Vegalux is anodised aluminium sheets which are laminated with the most reflective tubing material in the world. All the tubing in our solarspot systems is made from Vegalux. It achieves a staggering 99.7& reflectivity, so will deliver more light than any other technology currently available.
Some of our competitors can achieve reflectivity figures of up to 98% which sounds close enough, but in a typical installation this could actually mean that 30% of the original light volume is lost. That would make quite a difference to the brightness of your room! As a comparison, a flexible duct system would lose over 90% of the original light.
Why this reduction in light when the difference in reflectivity between rigid systems is so small? Well, every time light bounces off a surface it loses some of its energy and therefore its light. The amount it will lose at each bounce depends on the reflectivity of the surface. As Vegalux has a reflectivity of 99.7%, this means it loses only 0.3% per bounce while the 98% reflective material will lose 2%. If the light only bounced once in the tube that difference wouldn’t matter so much, but as it is likely to bounce a few times the difference grows. If it bounces 20 times before it reaches your room, the 98% reflective tube will be delivering only 68% of the original light, while the Solarspot tube with Vegalux will deliver 94%, giving you a much brighter room.