Educational Event

Introduction to Tubular Daylighting Devices


AIA SW Wisconsin

Discover the latest advanced optical daylighting technology including the Tubular Daylighting Device (TDD) which makes daylighting a space as easy as applying traditional lighting equipment. After a brief overview of typical daylighting strategies and key energy- and human performance-based reasons for daylighting today’s buildings, the audience is introduced to the three technology zones that are common to every TDD. Commercially-available component-technologies are compared and contrasted, allowing the designer to make informed decisions when choosing the appropriate TDD technology for their application.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand why daylight is so important and identify the reasons for using daylight in commercial environments.
  • Identify the available daylighting strategies and identify their advantages and disadvantages.
  • Recognize the three technology zones that make up Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs.)
  • dentify the tools and resources available to help incorporate TDDs into projects.


Lunch is included. Registration is required.


Keith Johnson, Solatube-Brighter Concepts, Ltd.


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