5 Reasons Your Man Cave Needs Daylight

Your man cave is your sanctuary. And whether it’s in a den, basement, garage, spare bedroom or fully customized deluxe space, it’s your personal refuge away from annoying bosses, family interruptions, and basically any form of adult responsibility.

It’s also likely the one place in your home where you get to choose the furniture and furnishings without your spouse’s influence. Hello pool tables, giant bean bags, overstuffed recliners and beer can sculptures! But just because it’s called a man cave doesn’t mean it has to be dark and dreary.

Here are 5 reasons natural light from a Solatube Daylighting System can make your mantuary more than just a room for manly solitude.

Watch TV in comfort

Three words: Big. Screen. TV. It’s the nucleus of many man caves, and no wonder. What could be better than cheering on your favorite sports team on the big screen while relaxing in your recliner with chips and frosty beverages at your fingertips? Nothing we can think of. Except maybe natural daylight from a Solatube Daylighting System. This unique device captures the sun’s energy and brings it inside, creating a bright interior that costs nothing to light. It’s even designed to prevent glare, hot spots and heat buildup, so you can watch all afternoon in cozy comfort. Plus, with the money you’ll save, you can afford to get that all-inclusive cable sports package you’ve been wanting, so you won’t have to miss a single game.

Daylight helps you concentrate so you hit the bull's eye. Get a competitive edge

Guys are competitive, so it’s no surprise that many mantuaries serve as an arena for manly games like poker, billiards, foosball, air hockey and darts. What you might not know is that sunlight delivers specific benefits that can give you a competitive edge. By piping daylight into your gaming area, you get better concentration for anticipating your buddy’s next move, increased energy for enduring marathon matches, and improved visibility for more accurate shots. After all, you want your dart to end up in the bull’s eye, not your buddy’s behind. Right?

Showcase your sports stuff

Your man space is the perfect place to display your beloved sports memorabilia—from your baseball card collection to that football signed by your favorite quarterback to the trophies from your high school glory days. But a dim room makes it nearly impossible to show off these prized possessions with all the distinction they deserve. Placing a Solatube Daylighting System directly overhead lets you use a wall wash effect to show off your manly mementos in all their regal splendor.

Improve your hobby time

Men need hobbies, and there’s no better place to indulge in them than a man cave. For this type of activity, bright daylight is a necessity—especially if your hobby involves small parts or sharp tools like you’d encounter with model making, RC car building, or woodworking. Solatube Daylighting Systems use a specially designed diffuser to spread daylight evenly throughout your mantuary so you can see clearly and work safely. Plus, they come in different styles, so you can choose the fixture that blends best with your space, whether it’s rustic, traditional, sporty or contemporary.

Natural light reduces eye strain for easier reading.

Reduce your eye strain

The man cave is also a great location for reading magazines like Sports Illustrated, Men’s Fitness, and GQ, or watching the day’s most outrageous videos on deadspin.com. If you’re a fantasy football fan, you might prefer to spend your time scanning blogs about who the hot players are and who to bench any given week. Whatever your interest, daylight makes it easier to see those tiny letters on the page or screen. Face it. Your eyes aren’t what they used to be, so take it easy on them. Reduce your eye strain with bright daylight.

So there you have it: 5 ways daylight can improve your man space.

But what about those times when you actually want it dim? Like when you’re spending the afternoon watching an action movie or taking a well-deserved nap after finishing your honey-do list. No worries. An optional Solatube Daylight Dimmer lets you adjust the room light levels from 2% – 100% so you can make it as dark or as light as you want.

For the male gender, the man cave just might be the most important room in the house. So make the most of it with bright daylight from a Solatube Daylighting System. To find out where to get one, visit ourWhere to Buy page.

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