Innovation in Solar Lighting

SOLATUBE Solar tubes ARE THE PERFECT WAY TO BRING NATURAL SOLAR LIGHT INTO ANY ROOM IN YOUR HOME

If you are looking for an affordable way to bring daylight into dark spaces where natural light has rarely been an option, we’d like to introduce you to the Solatube Daylighting System. No, it’s not your traditional skylight, sun tube, solar tube, solar light, sun tunnel, or other generic solar lighting device. It is a high-performance natural lighting system that uses advanced optics to harness sunlight in a way that significantly improves how daylight is controlled and used. It gives you the option to brighten living rooms, kitchens, closets, bathrooms, and any other room in your home like never before.

The light output from the Solatube device is simply amazing! Solatube tubular skylights provide as much light as you would expect from a skylight many times it’s size. Plus, it costs much less than other daylighting options – such as windows and skylights – even when considering both product and installation costs. Our customers love that their solar lighting installation is fast, clean, and easy too. Unlike skylights, Solatube natural lights require no structural reframing, tunneling, drywalling, or painting. In fact, one of our certified Solar Guys experts can install the product in less than two hours and most do-it-yourselfers can finish the project in one day or less. And if you’re looking for “green” solutions for your home, the Solatube solar light allows you to switch-off electical lights during the day, providing significant savings on energy bills while reducing environmental pollution. 

 

How the Solatube Daylighting System Works

BREAKTHROUGH TECHNOLOGY FOR HIGHER PERFORMANCE

The Solatube Daylighting System is one of the most technologically advanced daylighting products available today. With breakthrough technology, design and materials, it provides an abundance of pure, clear natural light for any interior space.

Raybender 3000 Technology. Patented daylight-capturing dome lens. Redirects low-angle sunlight. Rejects overpowering summer midday sunlight. Consistent daylighting throughout the day. LightTracker Reflector. Innovative in-dome reflector. Redirects low-angle winter sunlight. Increases light input for increased light output. Unsurpassed year-round performance. Spectralight Infinity. Most reflective tubing used in solar lights. 99.7% specular reflectivity. Purest color rendition possible. Allows for amazing tubing run lengths of more than 30 feet. Stylish Daylight Delivery. Form and function combine for optimal daylight diffusion. New decorative fixtures bring the beauty of glass to your interior. The effect lenses offer choices to warm or soften the light. Add functionality with a light kit, ventilation kit, or daylight dimmer.

Bring Natural Light into Your Home

The Smart Alternative to Traditional Skylights

Solatube Daylighting Systems have changed the way people think about daylighting by offering a simple, smart alternative to traditional skylights. Only Solatube uses innovative breakthrough technology to bring natural light into virtually any room of your home in only two-hours. Our Brighten Up® Series has transformed millions of homes – without the cost, leaks and hassle associated with traditional skylights.

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Daylighting Consistency

Solatube Daylighting Systems brighten rooms more effectively and evenly than traditional skylights. Our patented technology gives consistent light throughout the day and all year long, as opposed to the shifting pattern of light you get with traditional skylights.

Light Output

Our smart dome, equipped with advanced optics, provides lighting performance superior to that of a traditional skylight. Our Effect Lenses can also quickly and easily modify the color and strength of the daylight.

Energy-Efficiency

You don't have to sacrifice performance for energy-efficiency. Solatube Daylighting Systems are Energy Star rated and, unlike most traditional skylights, offer maximum visible light with minimal solar heat gain.

Affordability

Without the need for reframing or painting, Solatube Daylighting Systems are a fraction of the cost of traditional skylights**.

Ease of Installation

Our Certified Installation Consultants can install your Solatube Daylighting System in as little as two-hours. The compact design eliminates the need for costly construction or reframing.

Versatility

Solatube Daylighting Systems allow you to bring natural light to virtually any room in your home. Our reflective tubing directs sunlight into hard-to-reach areas, where traditional skylights aren’t an option – at a fraction of the cost.

Ease of Maintenance

Solatube Daylighting Systems are engineered for peace of mind. Everything from the leak-proof design to the impact-resistant, self- cleaning dome ensures trouble-free maintenance.

Design & Functionality

The Solatube Designer Touches Series, with its multiple lens and trim options, allows daylight customization. You can even add a Light Kit, Vent Kit or Daylight Dimmer – creating a multi-functional system.

 

Whats the Difference?

Just Because it looks like a genuine Solatube doesn't mean it is!

Imitation brands are made to mimic the appearance of a Solatube but lack the performance and durability. That is why only Solatube gives you a highest performance guarantee in writing. As you can see below, imitation brands can compromise the appearance of your roof line and cause future problems. The pictures taken below are of leading brand imitation solar lights & natural lights between 1 and 6 years of age.


 

DECORATIVE FIXTURES TO MATCH YOUR STYLE

Looking for function, as well as style? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Solatube now offers a variety of beautiful fixtures to pair with any of your home decor styles – from traditional to modern – the choice is yours.

ClassicVusion

For outstanding light diffusion that artfully blends to the ceiling plane, select the Vusion diffuser. The fresh design harmonizes with most decors, yet provides the radiance of natural light.

 

 Glass Ceiling Fixtures

         JustFrost

Simply stunning, JustFrost showcases sunlight in a clean, contemporary design.


          VividShade

Naturally chic, this modern drum accents daylight with contemporary fabric

          OptiView

The unique dazzling lens of Optiview delivers artful views of the sky.

          QuadraFrost

Deliver stunning daylight with symmetry and style. QuadraFrost can be arranged to complement or contract the lines of any room.

          TierDrop

Cascading. Classic. Beautiful.

 

          AuroraGlo

When the room demands a design element, AuroraGlo commands attention.

Accessories

Mix & match any of these components to meet your needs

   

Light Add-On Kit

Provides convenience of natural light during the day and a switch for energy efficient light during night time use.

 

Ventilation Add-On Kit

Creates a 2-in-1 feature allowing increased air ventilation without cluttering the ceiling.

 

Daylight Dimmer

Allows you to easily control the amount of daylight entering the room with the convenience of a switch.

   

 

 

 

Specifications & Technical Details

SEE HOW YOU CAN INCORPORATE SOLATUBE INTO YOUR PROJECT

  160 DS 290 DS
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

TUBE SIZE (Diameter)

≈10 in ≈14 in

EFFECTIVE DAYLIGHT CAPTURING SURFACE (EDCS)

This represents the surface area of the dome that collects and redirects sunlight. For comparison, a clear dome with no lens on a typical 10-inch tube system has an EDCS of 78.5 square inches.
160 in² 290 in² 

LIGHT COVERAGE AREA

150-200 ft² 250-300 ft²

POTENTIAL TUBE LENGTH

20 ft+ 30 ft+
DIFFUSERS

CLASSIC VUSION

For outstanding light diffusion that artfully blends to the ceiling plane, select the Vusion diffuser. The fresh design harmonizes with most decor, yet provides the radiance of natural light.
   
ADD-ONS

EFFECT LENSES

Used with a diffuser or decorative fixture, the Effect Lens adjusts the light and offers choices to soften or warm the light color. 
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Natural (Clear) Effect Lens

Provides brilliant white, natural light.
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Warm Effect Lens**

Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.
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Softening Effect Lens

Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect
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Warm Softening Effect Lens**

Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

**Warm Effect Lens and Warm Softening Effect Lens not available with AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.
   
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VENTILATION ADD-ON KIT

An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look. image description Roof Vent Cap sold separately. (See below)
   

LIGHT ADD-ON KIT

When equipped with a Light Add-On Kit, the Solatube Daylighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night time use.
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Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit

Our energy efficient fluorescent fixture uses one 26-watt lamp for the 160 DS. Use one or two fixtures for the 290 DS.
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Universal Light Add-On Kit w/ Medium Screw 3ase, 110V

Our universal fixture accepts fluorescent lamps, medium base 23-watt maximum, with a total maximum length of 4 3/4 in (120 mm) for the 160 DS and 290 DS. A 230V light kit is also available.
   
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DAYLIGHT DIMMER

Because you don't need 100% of the light 100% of the time, the innovative Solatube Daylight Dimmer™ easily controls the amount of daylight entering a room with the convenience of a switch. Our patented* variable butterfly baffle controls the light output.

image descriptionWorks with our Daylight Dimmer™ switch (sold separately)

   
FLASHINGS

For fast and easy installation, Solatube'* flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection and create an attractive appearance on the roof. They're fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leak-proof performance. Pitched flashings provide the optimal position for the dome to capture daylight on sloped roofs.

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NO PITCH

  • For roof pitches 0:12-3:12
  • Use on low pitched or flat roofs. Available in 4 in/100 mm or 6 in/150 mm heights.
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PITCHED

  • For roof pitches 4:12-12:12
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof.
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* Order metal root kit
   
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UNIVERSAL TILE

  • Pitched or no pitch models are available.
  • Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base.
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CURB MOUNTED

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ACCESSORIES
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SPECTRALIGHT® INFINITY EXTENSION TUBES

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 up to 90 degree angles and long tube runs up to 30 ft/9 m.
   
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SPECTRALIGHT® INFINITY 0-90 DEGREE EXTEN5ION TUBE

The 0-90 degree extension tube provides the ability to install around severe obstacles. With three built-in 30 degree angle adapters, this 0-90 degree extension tube gives you the flexibility to install just about anywhere. Using an innovative angle adaptor design, the 0-90 Degree Extension tube provides the superior performance that flexible tubes can't match. (Available in 23" length)
   
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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.
   
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FLASHING INSULATOR

This insulating material helps to reduce flashing 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.
   
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DOME EDGE PROTECTION BAND

For use on Class A, B, or С roofs to maintain fire rating.
   
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SHOCK INNER DOME

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

Daylight Dimmer Switch Kit includes DPDT switch, wall plate and 15 ft/4.5 m of cable. Multiple Daylight Dimmers can be controlled by one switch.
   
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ROOF VENT CAP FOR VENTILATION ADD-ON KIT

Ventilation Roof Vent Cap is for use with the Ventilation Add-On Kit (if no vent exists). Comes with gravity damper to prevent back flow.
   
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    OCALA/THE VILLAGES

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