Smart LED Technology

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When it comes to lighting, it’s hard to beat the sun for endlessly bright, consistent lighting. The only downside is that it goes down each night, requiring electric lights after dark. The Solatube Smart LED System solves this problem using SunSense Technology, which blends LED lighting with sunlight to seamlessly illuminate interiors day and night. It’s the system that creates light in a smarter way.

 


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

Control
& Deliver

SunSense
Technology

A patented control center that:

  • Continually assesses light levels and determines when supplemental light is needed
  • Automatically triggers LEDs to provide optimal light output
  • Seamlessly transitions from
    waning daylight to radiant LED
    light
* Specular reflectance greater than 99% with wavelength specific reflectance up to 99.7% for the visible spectrum

SunSense Technology: A Revolution in Lighting

High-performance Amplifier

Enclosed in a specially designed flared housing, the high- performance Amplifier features a patented design that utilizes16 highly reflective facets. These facets redirect light downward toward the Decorative Fixture at the most effective angle, maximizing light output for powerful performance.

Daylight Sensor

A Daylight Sensor continually monitors light levels within the tube and activates the LEDs when light levels reach a minimum threshold. It also deactivates the LEDs when sufficient daylight is present.

Light Optimization Lens

A patented Light Optimization Lens allows daylight to pass through and directs the light produced by the LEDs toward the Decorative Fixture.

Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)

Four 3000K LEDs with an average 35 lumens / watt output provide ultra-energy efficient lighting designed to last up to 20 years. In addition, they complement existing lighting and deliver 80 CRI for a highly accurate display of colors.

Easy Connect Panel and Driver

A housing assembly designed with unique connectors for the driver, Secondary System, and Occupancy Sensor ensures easy installation.

Optional
Occupancy Sensor

The Occupancy Sensor detects occupants and automatically triggers LEDs when light levels are low.

Commercial LED Tab Box

Product Selection Guide

Visit Technical Resources for specifications, CAD drawings, BIM, installation instructions, cut sheets, approvals and other useful information.

Solatube Smart LED
Primary System

The Smart LED System is designed to work best in small spaces like corridors, small offices, storage rooms and restrooms. Recommended for ceiling heights up to 10 ft. Includes Spectralight Infinity 0-30 degree angle adapters at roof and ceiling level.


• Tube Size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)

• Potential Tube Length ≈ 20 ft. (6 m)

Applications

• Small offices
• Corridors
• Storage rooms
• Restrooms

*Solatube Smart LED available in select countries.

Solatube Smart LED
Secondary System

The Secondary System makes it possible to synchronize lighting in medium-sized rooms and long corridors. Using a unique “link and light” design, it easily connects to the Primary System without the need for a new electrical connection allowing the two Smart LED Systems to operate in tandem. Includes Spectralight Infinity 0-30 degree angle adapters at roof and ceiling level.


• Tube Size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)

• Potential Tube Length ≈ 20 ft. (9 m)

Applications

• Small offices
• Corridors
• Storage rooms
• Restrooms

Roof Mount Options

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a roof mount option designed to meet your needs and ensure leakproof installation.

No Pitch Flashing

• Designed for flat and low slope roofs with pitches of 3:12 or less

• Seamless, one-piece steel construction prevents leaks by eliminating weak points that may separate  and allow water to enter

• Available in 4 in. (100 mm) or 6 in. (150 mm) heights

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

Roof Mount Options

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a roof mount option designed to meet your needs and ensure leakproof installation.

Pitched Flashing

• Designed for roofs with a slope of 4:12 and steeper

• Seamless, one-piece steel construction prevents leaks by eliminating weak points that may separate  and allow water to enter

• Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof

Roof Mount Options

Regardless of the particular roof type or deck material you use, Solatube products have a roof mount option designed to meet your needs and ensure leakproof installation.

Universal Tile Flashing

• Pitched or no pitch models are available

Daylight Dimmer

At times, it may be necessary to reduce the amount of daylight in a space—during a presentation, for instance. The optional Daylight Dimmer uses a patented butterfly baffle design to ensure even light distribution in any position. A convenient wall-mounted switch (sold separately) allows for simple and easy adjustments to room daylight illumination levels anywhere from 2% to 100%. 

Occupancy Sensor

If you thought the Solatube Smart LED System couldn’t get any smarter, think again. The optional Occupancy Sensor maximizes energy efficiency by preventing the LEDs from triggering unless an under lit area is occupied. If movement is present when light levels are low, the Occupancy Sensor will allow the LEDs to activate. If not, they remain dormant.  Once on, the system continues to assess light levels and will turn off the LEDs automatically when enough daylight is present or when the area is no longer occupied. The Occupancy Sensor must be installed within 10 ft of the Smart LED Primary System, which can be linked to a Smart LED Secondary System so two units can operate synchronously. Building owners will save on electricity and never have to worry about the lights getting left on. It’s a smart solution to further reduce energy costs for spaces that get occasional traffic—like restrooms, corridors, and storage rooms. 

Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tube

Extension tubes can be added in increments of 24 in. (600 mm) to extend tube runs to the desired length without sacrificing performance. Our unique telescoping tubing system allows for easy adustment int he field so tubing rarely has t be cut. Spectralight Infinity Tubing has the highest reflectivity in the world, making it possible to create extensive tube runs up to 30 ft (9 m).

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Degree Angle Adapter

Provides superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match. An innovative design with three built-in 0-30 degree angle adapters that allow you to create a full 90 degree turn. Gives you the flexibility to install around obstacles and bring daylight deep into the interior of lower floors. Due to the high reflectivity of Spectralight Infinity Tubing, there is only a 5% light loss for each ful 90 degree turn. Available in 23 in. (580 mm) length.

Flashing Insulator

This insulating material helps to improve thermal performance and reduce condensation between the tubing and flashing in cold climates. The insulator is affixed to the flashing base prior to installation and hugs the top tube as it slips through the opening in the roof deck, providing a seal between the interior and metal flashing.

Flashing Turret Extensions

Use to raise the height of the Solatube dome on a roof to avoid snow, water, or shading. 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.

*It is recommended that you order Spectrlight Infinity 0-90 degree Angle Adapters if using turret extensions of 12 in. or higher.

Dome Edge Protection Band

Made of aluminized steel, this optional component installs onto the dome ring and is designed for use on Class A, B or C roofs to maintain fire rating. 

Shock Inner Dome

Meets High Velocity Wind Zone requirements for Coastal Florida and other hurricane prone areas. This high impact-resistant inner dome can also be added to any installation for extra protection from extreme forces.

Daylight Dimmer Switch

The Daylight Dimmer Switch includes a Double-Pole, Double-Throw (DPDT) switch, wall plate and 30 ft (9 m) of 4-way conductor cable to connect the switch to the Daylight Dimmer. One switch can control up to ten Daylight Dimmers simultaneously. (Additional 2-way conductor cable required for subsequent dimmers.

Metal Roof Installation Kit

Allows any of our self-flashings to be modified in the field for installation on a standing seam metal roof.

  • 330 DS-O
  • 330 DS-C
  • 750 DS-O
  • 750 DS-C