The Brighten Up Series uses breakthrough optical technologies to pipe optimal amounts of pure, natural light indoors with minimal heat gain and heat loss. Using a patented rooftop dome, the system harvests natural light from sunup to sundown and transfers it to interiors through the world’s most reflective tubing. Specially designed lenses then evenly disperse the daylight throughout the space. The result? Bright, energy-efficient lighting that is cost-effective and good for the environment. And since we use passive technology to design our commercial daylighting systems, there are no moving parts to increase system costs or maintenance. It’s technology that delivers the light you need and so much more.


 

Capture

Raybender® 3000
Technology

A patented daylight-capturing dome lens that:

  • Redirects low-angle sunlight for maximum light capture
  • Rejects overpowering summer midday sunlight
  • Provides consistent daylighting throughout the day

 

LightTracker
Reflector

An innovative in-dome reflector that:

  • Redirects low-angle winter sunlight for maximum light capture
  • Increases light input for greater light output
  • Delivers unsurpassed year-round performance

Transfer

Spectralight®
Infinity Tubing

Tubing made of the world's most reflective material that:

  • Delivers 99.7% * specular reflectivity for maximum sunlight transfer
  • Provides the purest color rendition possible so colors are truer, brighter
  • Allows for run lengths over 30 feet to deliver sunlight to lower floors

Deliver

Engineered light diffusion

Optical lenses and lighting control options combine to:

  • Create a location-specific, controlled visual effect
  • Provide visual comfort
  • Deliver superior diffusion and
    light control
* Specular reflectance greater than 99% with wavelength specific reflectance up to 99.7% for the visible spectrum

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Product Selection Guide

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Since buildings come in different sizes, so do our daylighting systems. The Brighten Up Series has four models for different lighting needs:

160 DS

The Solatube 160 DS is ideal for small spaces like offices, corridors and restrooms. It can be utilized with hard, suspended or open ceilings. Use multiples for larger rooms.

160 DSe

The Solatube 160 DSe provides the ultimate in energy-efficient daylighting. It is designed to minimize heat loss in extremely cold climates and heat gain in extremely warm climates. As a result, this product has earned an Energy Star rating.  


• Tube size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 20 ft. (6 m)

Applications

• Small offices
• Corridors
• Storage Rooms
• Restrooms              

Since buildings come in different sizes, so do our daylighting systems. The Brighten Up Series has four models for different lighting needs:

290 DS

The Solatube 290 DS provides more light than a 160 DS and, in addition to lighting small offices and corridors, can be a great solution for large areas such as classrooms and hotel lobbies when interstitial space is tight. 

290 DSe

The Solatube 290 DSe has earned an Energy Star rating for its ability to minimize heat loss in extremely cold climates and heat gain in extremely warm ones. It offers the highest level of energy efficiency.  


• Tube size ≈ 14 in. (350 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 30 ft. (9 m)

Applications

• Small offices
• Corridors
• Storage Rooms
• Rest Rooms

Flashings

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a flashing designed to meet your needs. The seamless, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks by ensuring there are no weak points that may separate and allow water to enter.

No Pitch Flashing

• Use on low pitched or flat roofs. Available in 4 in. (100 mm) or 6 in. (150 mm) heights

• Use 6 in. (150 mm) for areas prone to heavy snow loads

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Flashings

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a flashing designed to meet your needs. The seamless, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks by ensuring there are no weak points that may separate and allow water to enter.

Pitched Flashing

• Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Flashings

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a flashing designed to meet your needs. The seamed, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks by ensuring there are no weak points that may separate and allow water to enter.

Universal Tile Flashing

• Pitched or no pitch models are available

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Flashings

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a flashing designed to meet your needs. The seamless, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks by ensuring there are no weak points that may separate and allow water to enter.

Curb Mount Flashing

• Designed for use on all roof curbs for all roof types

• For use with any pre-built wood or manufactured metal curb

• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Ventilation Add-on Kit

The Brighten Up Series can easily transform a dark interior into a bright and beautiful space. But what about the issue of trapped humidity in restrooms, gym locker rooms or hotel laundry rooms? Solatube can handle that too. A Ventilation Add-On Kit combines daylighting and ventilation into one attractive fixture, leaving these spaces humidity-free. The streamlined design also leaves the ceiling looking orderly and uncluttered. For even more functionality, consider adding a Light Add-On Kit for a dynamic 3-in-1 unit. It’s the ideal solution for creating spaces with bright light but low humidity. Ducting and roof vent cap sold separately.

• 160 DS / DSe

The optional Light Add-On Kit easily attaches to the inside of the system’s tubing to provide incandescent or compact fluorescent lighting for nighttime use. The Solatube Daylighting System can even be placed where an existing fixture is to avoid unnecessary ceiling clutter. Commonly used in corridors and restrooms, the Light Add-On Kit is a smart solution for any space that gets used after dark.

Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit

This kit works with compact flourescent bulbs only and complies with California Title 24 requirements. For the 160 DS, the light fixture houses one 26-watt compact flourescent bulb. For the 290 DS, up to two fixtures may be installed.

Universal Light Add-On Kit

This kit works with either compact fluorescent or incandescent bulbs. For the 160 DS, the light fixture holds one 23-watt maximum compact fluorescent bulb or a 100-watt maximum medium base incandescent bulb. The 290 DS light fixture holds two bulbs.

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Daylight Dimmer

At times, it may be necessary to reduce the amount of bright daylight in a building—during a presentation, for instance. The optional Daylight Dimmer uses a patented butterfly baffle and a convenient wall-mounted switch to allow for simple and easy adjustments to room daylight illumination levels. 

Double-Pole Double-Throw (DPDT) Switch

Daylight Dimmer Switch Kit (sold separately) includes DPDT switch, wall plate and 30 ft./9 m of cable. Multiple Daylight Dimmers can be controlled by one switch.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tube

Extension tubes can be added in increments of 16 in. (400 mm) or 24 in. (600 mm) for long runs without sacrificing performance. The secret is the unrivaled reflectivity of Spectralight® Infinity tubing, making it possible to create 90 degree angles and long tube runs up to 30 ft. (9 m).

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Spectralight®; Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension Tube

Provides superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match. An innovative design with three built-in 30 degree angle adapters gives you the flexibility to install around obstacles. Available in 23 in. (580 mm) length.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Flashing Insulator

This insulating material helps to reduce condensation in cold climates when the flashing is exposed to a humid interior space. The insulator is affixed to the flashing base and the top tube slips through the opening, which provides a seal between the interior and metal flashing.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Flashing Turret Extensions

Use to raise the height of the Solatube dome on a roof to avoid snow, water, or shading from roof obstructions. Order additional Spectralight® Infinity Tubing to accommodate turret height. Available in 2 in. (50 mm), 4 in. (100 mm), 12 in. (300 mm), 24 in. (600 mm), 36 in. (900 mm) and 48 in. (1200 mm) sizes.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Dome Edge Protection Band

Made of galvanized steel, this optional component is designed for use on Class A, B or C roofs to maintain fire rating. 

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Shock Inner Dome

High Velocity Wind Zone areas such as South Florida require the Solatube Shock Inner Dome. This high impact-resistant inner dome can also be added to any installation for extra protection from extreme forces.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Roof Vent Cap

The Roof Vent Cap is designed for use with the Ventilation Add-On Kit (sold separately). It comes with a gravity damper to prevent back flow and is a necessity if no current vent exists. 

• 160 DS / DSe


* Ventilation Add-On Kit sold separately

Curb Cap Insulation Kit

This R6 rigid, 1 in. thermal insulation is sealed and taped in the curb cap flashing base, which provides a thermal seal between the metal flashing and building envelope.

• 290 DS / DSe