Nevah Skylights Alternative

Frequently asked questions

  1. NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative is an LED home lighting system that runs exclusively on solar power (or mains electricity if optional night operations is installed)
  2. Roof skylights differ from solar LED lighting (also referred to as ‘Solar Skylights’, ‘Solar Skylight Alternatives’ or ‘Imitation Daylighting Systems’) in that they channel light from the outside in through tubes or cutaways through your roof, whereas our systems do not.
  3. NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative LED lighting fixtures resemble traditional skylights in shape & size only, as they do not provide actual daylight as a tubular, or rectangular roof skylight would.


There is no large hole in your roof; there is no shaft, so roof timbers don’t get in the way; the ceiling unit is 10mm thick so no trusses or ceiling battens can interfere with the position you choose. The largest benefit to this is the versatility of the lighting fixture, as it can be placed on any floor of your home you choose without creating a direct channel to your roof space like a traditional skylight would!

Yes!

NEVAH Skylight Alternative offers a range of dimmers as optional add-ons! We offer:

  1. Single Channel Dimmers,
  2. Multi-Channel Dimmers.

Dimmers can be installed to allow you to control the brightness of the light. These enable you to subtly reduce the brightness of the Nevah Solar Skylight Alternative system during the day (when run on solar), and at night with a Night Operations kit (as it can now also run on mains power).

The NEVAH remote controlled dimmer can operate without being connected to a main power supply, and is an easy DIY installation.

Yes!

An isolation switch or a dimmer will need to be fitted to the system so you can turn the lights on and off whenever you want.

Yes!

Contact our friendly sales team to organise a tailored quote for setting up a NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative system in your new or pre-existing home, and we can arrange discounts based on the amount of NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative LED lighting units you purchase.

Maybe.

YES – If you are purchasing a night operations kit with your lights, and do not have an available powerpoint in your roof space.

NO – If you are not planning to run the lights at night.

NO – If you have a readily available powerpoint in your roofspace.

Yes!

Several NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative ceiling LED light panels can be connected to one PV panel as long as you don’t exceed 108 watts of power. Another solar panel will be required for more than 108 watts.

Generally, that equates to up to 10 of our smallest lights running off a single panel!

Our suggestion is that you position the solar panels together for a more tidy appearance

No!

Being an LED-driven lighting system, there is almost no radiant heat. You can stand under a NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative ceiling unit on a 40°C degree day and you won’t feel any heat bearing down on you!

Installing a NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative solar LED light is pretty straight forward for a competent handyman or a professional installer. It is therefore possible to do the installation yourself and we are happy to provide installation instructions and advice. Most NEVAH Solar LED lights are installed by our dealers/installers.

NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative has taken the already long established, but little known, solar-powered skylight alternative another step further with the introduction of their proprietary Uninterrupted Solar Powered Skylight Alternative. The USPS module stores and smooths the power from the solar panel to ensure an even an stable light from the LED panel.

The NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative unit is dust and insect proof, but will not withstand excessive water leakage as a result of leaky roof spaces. Always ensure your roof space is watertight for home safety!

It can!

The NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative on its own does not operate at night, however, we offer a day/night pack (also ‘night operations kit) which enables you to power the lights with mains power if you want to run the lights at night, or top them up during the day.

Yes, it is possible to do this!

It is worth noting that NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative offers a range of extension cables for wiring from the PV panel to the skylight alternative solar LED panels. Furthermore, NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative offers split options if you wish to use one single PV panel for powering multiple solar lights.

Yes!

But it should face True North as close as possible.

Yes!

NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative still operates in rain & other low-light conditions (such as overcast weather). It won’t be as bright, but it will still give a good light—dimming with the availability of sunlight, just like a traditional skylight would.

No!

Battery technology is making slow progress but our system can be wired into your electrical system so it’s free light during the day and you pay for the light at night. In the long term it will be cheaper to be connected to the grid rather than having to change batteries.

Follow the instructions provided.

Yes!

Provided it faces True North and gets as much sun as possible throughout the day.

Yes, they are considered to be recessed lights

Yes!

As long as you can run the wires from the Solar Panels to the lower floors.

The NEVAH Solar Skylight Alternative unit is dust and insect proof, but will not withstand excessive water leakage as a result of leaky roof spaces. Always ensure your roof space is watertight for home safety!

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