About Us

Sunlight Concepts is the Solatube Premier Dealer for the Santa Clara County, San Benito, Santa Cruz and Monterey Counties in the Northern California Bay Area. At Sunlight Concepts, you will find a team of  professionals ready to assist you with all of your daylighting & Ventilation needs. Our main office, as well as showroom, is located at 1130 Walsh Ave. in Santa Clara. We offer design consultation as well as professional installation. Whether you are remodeling, building a new home or you just want more beautiful natural light and Ventilation systems for your Home we can help.

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Products / Services

  • Daylight Consultation

  • Solatube Daylighting Systems

  • Solar Powered Attic Fans

  • Whole House Fans

  • Attic Fans

  • Garage Fans



Do solar attic fans work?

Yes, they do work exceptionally well. I have had mine for many years now. They don’t cost a dime to run as they are solar-powered. I can run them all the time and they are continually doing their job of ventilation. This ensures that my house has fresh air all the time and any pollutants and toxins are expelled, keeping my family healthy. You can find out more about these solar attic fans in California by calling (408) 844-0081.

When should I replace my skylight?

A skylight is installed is to bring natural light indoors, and the purpose is lost if it doesn’t do that effectively. While skylights last for quite a while, you need to consider replacing them when your indoor light becomes very poor. You can get your skylight replacement done with the minimum of fuss with Sunlight Concepts. Call them at (408) 844-0081

What does daylighting mean?

Daylighting is the practice of illuminating indoor areas with natural light. It can be as a result of using appropriately designed windows and skylights. A good daylighting system will help you to bring natural lighting into your home in the correct manner. They will also help you have state-of-the-art sunlight-capturing technologies.

What is a whole house fan used for?

A whole-house fan is a great inclusion for your home’s cooling system. It is set up in your attic roof. The fan pulls air inside by means of open windows. This gives your house the benefit of fresh, outdoor air. Whole house fans are quite energy-efficient and environment-friendly too.

What are the Benefits of Daylighting?

Daylighting has many benefits. A good daylighting system helps bring natural light into the house. This can help:

    Production of vitamin D

    Is good for the bones

    Increases productivity

    Lessens fatigue

    Reduces eyestrain

    Is a mood enhancer

    Reduces electricity and HVAC costs.

You can contact Sunlight Concepts (408) 844-0081 for your Daylighting needs.

What are the advantages of an attic fan?

Installing an Attic Fan has many benefits.

  • It improves ventilation in your home, helps cut down on moisture in your attic and even lowers the temperature throughout your entire home. 
  • It also lowers the humidity and moisture in the attic and reduces the chance of the occurrence of mold.
  • The reduction in moisture also helps increase the life of your roof and lessens damage.
Is it OK to run an attic fan all night?

You should run your Attic Fan all night as it is the best way to bring down the temperature of your home. It is also the best way to ensure that your attic stays dry and there is no build-up of moisture which can cause dampness and mold, thus weakening the structure of the house. The reduction in moisture also helps increase the life of your roof and lessens damage to the roof.

What will be the impact of effective use of daylighting?

Natural light boosts vitamin D. When exposed to sunlight, the skin absorbs vitamin D, a critical nutrient that prevents bone loss and reduces the risk of heart disease, weight gain, and various cancers. Daylight also wards off seasonal depression and improves sleep and reduces health risks of fluorescent lighting. The best way to bring natural light into your home is to install a Daylighting System. At Sunlight Concepts, our design consultants will assess your home lighting and provide their expert assistance. We offer our clients energy efficient products that help make the home a healthier place to live in. Call (408) 844-0081 to speak to our consultant.

how to install attic ventilation fan

Installing an attic ventilation fan is a great way to improve the air quality in your home and help keep your roof cooler in the summer. Here are some tips for installing an attic ventilation fan:

1. Choose the right location for your attic fan - it should be located in an area where there is good airflow.

2. Make sure the opening to the attic is at least 18x18 inches so the fan can fit through it.

3. Install the fan according to the manufacturer's instructions. Be sure to use caution when working with electricity.

4. Seal any cracks or gaps around the edges of the opening to make sure all of the air is being drawn through the fan.

When should I run my attic fan in the summer?

The heat that builds up inside a house in the summer rises to the top of the structure – the attic. This part of the house then becomes a place where the heat is the greatest and since there is no way for it to escape, it collects there and this causes the whole structure and interior air to become warmer. Sunlight Concepts is the Premier Dealer for Solatube, the brand leader in solar powered attic fans. We recommend that in summer the fan should be run in the evenings, mornings and at night and any other time when the outside air is cooler than the inside air. The fan will blow to the hot air and draw in the cooler outside air.

How long does it take to install an attic fan?

It can take anywhere from one to two hours to install an attic fan, depending on the size and complexity of the job. Generally, the most time-consuming part of the installation is running the wiring to the fan.

First, you'll need to measure the dimensions of your attic and purchase a fan that's appropriately sized. If you're handy with tools, you should be able to do the installation yourself; otherwise, you may want to hire a professional.

Do skylights make a room colder?

A skylight is a great way to let natural light into a room, but it can also cause the room to become colder in the winter. This is because a skylight allows heat to escape from the room more easily.

If you're looking to add a skylight to your home, there are a few things you can do to help reduce the amount of heat loss. You can install an energy-efficient glass that will help keep the heat in, or you can install a skylight with an insulated frame. You can also add insulation around the skylight itself.

Where should a whole house fan be installed?

A whole house fan should ideally be installed in an interior hallway or closet that is adjacent to the living area. This will ensure that the cool air from the fan circulates throughout the entire house.

What are the benefits of daylighting?

The benefits of daylighting are numerous and well-documented. Some key benefits include:

  • Improved mental health and productivity
  • Reduced energy costs
  • Reduced environmental impact

Daylighting is an important part of green building design, as it can help reduce a building's overall energy consumption by up to 30%. It's also been shown to improve occupant comfort and satisfaction and has been linked with reductions in sick leave taken by employees. In addition, daylighting helps reduce a building's carbon footprint by reducing the need for artificial lighting.

How does a daylighting system work?

A daylighting system brings natural light into a building using technology like optics, mirrors, or prisms. Sunlight is reflected off of a mirror or prism located near the top of the window and directed into the room. The mirror or prism can be flat, curved, or angled to best reflect the available sunlight.

Daylighting systems are used to provide natural light in place of artificial lighting during the daytime. They are most often used in commercial buildings where energy efficiency is important, but they can also be used in residential homes. Daylighting systems are beneficial because they reduce energy costs and improve occupant comfort and well-being.

Why is daylight so important?

Daylighting systems are important because they provide natural light to a building, which can improve the mood and productivity of employees. Additionally, daylighting systems can help to reduce energy costs by reducing the need for artificial lighting.

How many solar attic fans do I need?

The number of solar attic fans needed depends on the size of the attic and the specific conditions in the attic space. Generally, it is recommended to have one fan for every 150 to 300 square feet of attic space. It is also important to consider the ventilation needs of the attic and the specific climate conditions in the area. For example, in warmer climates with high heat and humidity, more fans may be needed to effectively remove excess heat and moisture. On the other hand, in colder climates with heavy snowfall and cold temperatures, the solar panels may not be able to generate enough power to effectively operate the fan during the winter months. It is important to consult with a professional and assess the specific conditions of your attic before installing solar attic fans.

How to replace a Skylight?

Skylight replacement can be a daunting task, but it is possible to do it yourself with some basic tools and knowledge. The first step is to measure the size of the existing skylight to ensure you purchase the correct replacement. Next, remove the old skylight by carefully cutting away any caulk or sealant around the edges, and then lifting the skylight out of the frame. Install the new skylight by inserting it into the frame, securing it in place with screws or clips, and then applying a new layer of caulk or sealant around the edges. Finally, test the new skylight for proper operation and check for any leaks or drafts. If you are unsure of your ability to replace a skylight, it is recommended to consult a professional.

How to install solar attic fan?

To install a solar attic fan, you should first choose the location and size of the fan, then install the mounting brackets, drill a hole for the fan, and attach the fan to the brackets. Finally, connect the fan to the solar panel, and test it to ensure it is working properly.

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Reviews - 37

Ali, Muhammad, Manuel, Judie, Margery and the team at Sunlight Concepts did a wonderful job overall. They installed a whole house fan and skylight for us. They were on time every time and kept us informed throughout the process. Professional and courteous service, and everything working well so far.

Sumedha Sinha

24 March 2023

It looks amazing and it is affordable for me. The only thing left for me is to see how it hold's up in rain.

Ranjeeth Devaiah

14 March 2023

Amazing Showroom of top-notch lighting solutions. Honest, knowledgeable, friendly staff help meet your sunlight needs!

Robin V

28 February 2023

This is an excellent company to deal with. The product is excellent. Love the light it brings into my room. The installer was efficient and explained how to remove nightlight if needed. The solatube is definitely a positive addition to my home.

Susan Goodis

10 February 2023

Mohammed arrived on time and gave me options. He gave the pros and cons. Excellent work. Sunlight sells the best products too!

Ray Hosler

07 February 2023

Installation was done well, on time, and they were careful with our floor and belongings. Gave good advice about placement.

Amy Dolin

07 February 2023

The strong wind from the atmosphere river storm created some problem to our sun tunnel. We are so grateful that Muhammad came in today to fix the problem right away in just a few minutes!! Muhammad Is very knowledgeable, professional, honest, and prompt. I would highly recommend Muhammad and Sunlight Concept to all my friends and family!

Juliet Ding

09 January 2023

Great communication, tech was early, professional and the installation was very quick. We had roofers onsite replacing the roof and both companies worked together to coordinate scheduling and kept me informed. Loving to 2 new Solatubes that were installed!

Christina Cedillo

09 January 2023

Smooth end to end process rom estimate to installation. Everyone’s very professional. Highly recommended.

Grace Castillo

05 January 2023

Response and fix was prompt, thank you

Frances Armentrout

05 January 2023

What an upgrade to the house. Nice product and solution delivered and installed by great professional technicians. Also, they fixed existing electrical issues as well.

Alessio Lisi

14 October 2022

I've used this company for 8 yrs " always" on point

Amy Kelly

13 October 2022

We had Sunlight Concepts install a solar attic fan and replace our broken skylight. The office was very diligent in scheduling and the installers were extremely efficient. I would highly recommend their services!

Priti Prasad

12 October 2022

Great service and very fast. Team was responsive and respectful

Brandon Simmons

11 October 2022

Installer we’re on time, meticulous with their clean-up. Nice to work with them.

Susan Schwartzwald

29 August 2022

We're delighted with our Whole House fan install. Sunlight Concepts were responsive and professional throughout the entire process.

Gearoid Murphy

29 August 2022

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value The team showed up on time and finished fast. Very professional and responsive.

Lili Etessam

01 August 2022

Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness Excellent professional work Thanks Lam

Lam Hoang

22 July 2022

(1) Visited showroom before making decision. They are very professional, open discussion, lay out every possible charges and demonstration is impressive. So, easy decision to make to install a solatube system. (2) Installers, team of two, come right on time and knew exactly what they are doing. Asked me a few key questions to help them perform installation. My attic space is very narrow and difficult to crawl through, resulting bruises and scratches on the team leader. He whined, but task completes flawlessly. (3) They showed me briefly how to change rechargeable batteries for the solar night light in case of batteries life is at the end. In essence, they want me to call office if anything goes wrong. The entire work finishes within 90 minutes. My bathroom, in the middle of the house, is bright right the way! I almost need sunglasses going into this bathroom. (4) Manager sent me a detailed itemized receipt soon after installers goes back to office and delivered my payment. No ifs or buts, everything is straight forward and clear. Overall, I am very impressed with Sunlight Concepts. Definitely recommend to everyone. My rating for them is six out of five starts.

Chung Wu

20 June 2022

Muhammad and Wally did an incredible job installing our solar tubes. Super clean and courteous. Except for now having beautiful sunlight in our dark windowless bathrooms you would never know they were here. Two thumbs up.

Gary Knowles

20 June 2022

The staff who came to our home were polite, efficient and cleaned up before they left so our home looked as if they were never here! Thank you.

Agnes Veith

11 April 2022

Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, Value

Quan Hoang

24 March 2022

Muhammad and his team were very professional and helpful. I am happy with the end results of the work.

yaushi chen

22 March 2022

The sun lights brighten our home! Our little townhouse is small but with these amazing ceiling “windows” our home is a breath of fresh air and feels bigger. We installed one in every bathroom and in our vaulted ceiling in the stairwell. Wow! Fast service and turn around on this project makes it a no brainer. In and out in under a few hours!

Lily M

28 January 2022

Sunlight concept is great I've referred them to many different people. Our company uses them on a regular basis as they carry too quality products. Their customer service is top notch and their installers do great work

Joseph A.

21 December 2021

We are a repeat customer and had sunlight concept come out and install another solar tube in our guest bedroom. We got scheduled in quickly and Majorie is an absolute joy to work with. She scheduled to come out and do the installation Zack. It rained on the day we were scheduled but Majorie was able to have us scheduled for the next day. Zack came out and did the installation. He was very courteous explained what he would do and got going. Kept the job site clean which I really appreciated. New solar tube looks great and really brightens up the room. Very happy on the outcome. The next day we experiences heavy rains and noticed a leak. We weren't sure if maybe it was the new tube or there wax another issue with the roof. To be on the safe side we mentioned it to Majorie who quickly scheduled some one to take a look for us. We live in a HOA home and before we got our HOA involved we wanted to ensure the solar tube was not the cause (basically doing process of elimination). Mohammed and Zack come up. Zack was fine to go back up and take a look for us. Mohammed on the other hand was "defensive" and kept the tone of we were accusing them for the leak. That wasn't the case at all. I am very grateful Zack said they should double check for us and he was able to fine the reason for the leak. Took a picture and shared with us. What a gem Zack is!!! This is what I call great customer service. We were grateful for what he did and showed it to our HOA and they will get the roofers out to fix the issue. Mohammed could learn a thing or two from Zack on customer service. We love sunlight concepts and especially love the service Majorie and Zack gave us. We have and will continue to refer them to our neighbours and friends.

Insiyah Yusufali

21 December 2021

Zach was professional and helpful. He helped diagnose an issue with my Solatube due to a missing jumper and was able to fix it on the spot. Sunlight concepts has been great to work with overall. Friendly and flexible.

Yu-Shan Fung

21 December 2021

Had a great experience with solar tube installation, was on time and professional

Archana V

21 December 2021

Thanks for fitting us in during our re-roof. Great communication & product!

esther liu

20 October 2021

Third install. Great as always!!

Jared Richard

20 October 2021

Super friendly, fast, clean work, on time. The fans seem to work great. This was a job well done from start to end. Thank you!

Sabine Rohe

22 September 2021

Showed up right on time and did a good clean job of installing. Product looks good.

Arnab Bhaduri | owner

02 February 2021

Good service, everything as expected. I asked for pictures of the roof and attic installs and I got what I needed. The light is strong and on the blueish side , because of the metallic tube involved. They (2) worked were very fast 1-1.5 hours. Hopefully the work and materials will stand up to the upcoming California rains and wind, a 5 year workmanship warranty is apparently included in the price. Seems to be a well done job.

Peter Iovan | owner

19 November 2020

Great and friendly communication, on time for the consult, & on time and speedy install. We will see how it holds up in the rain but the installer assured me they would resolve any issues. Smooth and easy process. Highly recommend!

Stephanie Brown

09 November 2020

I asked for pictures of the roof and attic installs and I got what I needed. The light is strong and on the blueish side, because of the metallic tube involved. They (2) worked were very fast 1-1.5 hours. Hopefully, the work and materials will stand up to the upcoming California rains and wind, a 5-year workmanship warranty is apparently included in the price. Seems to be a well-done job.

Peter Lovan

09 November 2020

I am giving a 5 star rating for the GREAT workmanship and professionalism of this company. They arrived on time well before scheduled time. Good...Clean up and no mess left behind.. . Good...The temperature for the day of insulation is supposed to be a high of 95°. I was so excited re: installation after experiencing extremely unbearable hot weather. THANK YOU SO MUCH MUCH for the awesome work

teri jordan

07 June 2020

Excellent service! Marjorie answered all of our questions and was very helpful. Mohammed was quick, courteous and efficient and done in less than 2 hours! Thank you!!!

Conrad Canderle

04 June 2020

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