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The SolaMaster Series is a versatile line of tubular daylighting devices that captures natural light at the rooftop and transfers it into building interiors where daylighting has rarely been possible. These systems feature patented optical technologies that deliver highly predictable light levels, allowing them to be used in commercial daylighting design applications similar to traditional lighting equipment. They are ideal for spaces with ceiling heights ranging from 8 ft. to 20 ft.


Architectural and environmental integration

Commercial daylighting has many advantages, but it also poses some challenges. Shifting light patterns, solar heat gain, and glare are all concerns when it comes to using the sun’s rays for natural lighting. As a company, we set out to overcome these challenges by developing innovative commercial daylighting systems that not only meet architectural and environmental objectives but also provide predictable light output, design flexibility, and peace of mind. Read below to learn more.

 

Optical controllability

The SolaMaster Series selectively redirects, reflects and delivers the visible spectrum of daylight to interior spaces. At the same time, it filters out infrared wavelengths to reduce  daytime cooling loads, minimizing costs associated with air conditioning units. It also prevents harmful ultraviolet light from entering the building, which can damage interiors and fade furniture and fabrics. Whether your application requires controlled, consistent light output or maximum light output throughout the day, The SolaMaster Series offers options to meet your specific commercial lighting needs. 

Superior transmission

Along with delivering the highest quality daylight possible, Solatube Daylighting Systems produce minimal color / spectral shift of light. Known as high Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM), this characteristic ensures consistent color temperature and stable color rendition across the visible light spectrum over the course of the year. Our systems also boast unrivaled Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE). This means they deliver maximum light throughput for greater output and enhanced multi-story daylight delivery. In short, Solatube Daylighting Systems are the pinnacle of light output, color consistency and quality of light delivery.

Extraordinary adaptability

A building’s use can change over its lifetime. 
That’s why the SolaMaster Series is designed
for adaptability. When a building is reconfigured
or modified, our systems can change along with
it. Fixtures can be swapped out and new effect
lenses or lighting controls can be added or removed
to customize a space. Or, if a remodel demands it,
the tubing can be easily rerouted to a new location. With
such extraordinary adaptability, Solatube Daylighting Systems
can be adjusted to conform to your building needs now as well
as those in the future. 

Performance predictability 

When using sunlight for commercial lighting design applications, you want your daylighting solution to perform as planned. Solatube tubular daylighting devices feature patented optical technologies that deliver extremely consistent daylighting, hour by hour and season by season.  A Solatube Design Specialist can even provide you with IES Photometry and tools to assist you in your design process. Whatever your building type or need, we have the tools that let you customize lighting to achieve your aesthetic goals. 

Affordable sustainability

Solatube products are engineered to reduce environmental impact while providing energy-efficient lighting that nurtures building occupants. By utilizing sustainable natural daylight, our systems eliminate the need for electric lights during the day as well as the utility needed to generate that power. This minimizes a building’s carbon footprint by reducing environmental CO2 emissions.

From a financial perspective, Solatube 
Daylighting Systems make good sense 
because they are cost-effective and 
reduce maintenance costs. In fact, they 
often have lower installation costs than 
other fenestration products. The end 
result is high-performance, eco-friendly 
commercial lighting at a price that fits 
your budget. 

Engineered reliability

We engineer our tubular daylighting devices for reliability with leakproof flashings, self-cleaning domes and UV / IR screening. The result is a commercial daylighting solution that withstands inclement weather, requires little to no maintenance, and delivers bright, beautiful daylight to occupants for years to come, giving you ultimate peace of mind. 

Effortless attainability

Getting a Solatube Daylighting System is effortless because we have distributors all around the globe. You can find a Solatube dealer in your area using the “dealer locator” tool at the top of this page.

Occupant productivity 

When sunlight is allowed to enter a building, the people occupying it—whether they are working, studying, shopping or living—tend to be happier, healthier and more productive. We believe everyone deserves to experience the benefits that bright, beautiful natural lighting has to offer. The sustainable lighting design of our commercial daylighting products enhances occupants’ functionality so they can work and live at the highest levels. 

 

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Product Selection Guide

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

330 DS Open Ceiling

The SolaMaster 330 DS-O maximizes light output at any time of day. It effectively captures low-angle sun rays in the mornings late afternoons and winter months, and collects high-angle rays at midday for powerful performance. It is ideal for lighting spaces with open ceilings (exposed roof decks) where light variances aren't an issue.

• Tube size ≈ 21 in. (530 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 50+ ft. (15 m)

Applications
• Retail
• Lobbies / Atriums

• Recreation areas
• Warehouse & Industrial

330 DS Closed Ceiling

The SolaMaster 330 DS-C maximizes light output at any time of day. It effectively captures low-angle sun rays in the mornings late afternoons and winter months, and collects high-angle rays at midday for powerful performance. It is ideal for lighting spaces with dropped ceilings (hard or suspended) where light variances aren't an issue.

• Tube size ≈ 21 in. (530 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 50 ft. (15 m)

Applications
• Offices / Corridors
• Restaurants / Retail
• Recreation areas
• Community

 

750 DS Open Ceiling

The SolaMaster 750 DS-O delivers consistent light output throughout the day. It effectively captures low-angle sun rays in the mornings, late afternoons and winter months, but rejects high-angle rays at midday to prevent glare, overlighting and overheating. Perfect for spaces with open ceilings (exposed roof decks) where a consistent light level is required during typical work hours.

• Tube size ≈ 21 in. (530 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 50+ ft. (15 m)

Applications
• Manufacturing
• Retail
• Office

750 DS Closed Ceiling

The SolaMaster 750 DS-C delivers consistent light output throughout the day. It effectively captures low-angle sun rays in the morning, late afternoons and winter months, but rejects high-angle rays at midday to prevent glare, overlighting and overheating.  Perfect for spaces with dropped ceilings (hard or suspended) where a consistent light level is required during typical work hours.

• Tube size ≈ 21 in. (530 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 50+ ft. (15 m)

Applications
• Classrooms
• Office / Conference rooms
• Retail
• Community

 

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.

Self Mounted Flashing

Seamless, one-piece construction means no weak points to allow water to enter

• Available in 4 in. (100 mm), 8 in. (200 mm) and 11 in. (280 mm) high flashing options; used on pitched or flat roof systems

• The 4 in. (100 mm) high flashing is recommended for pitched, shingle roofs to maintain its low profile

• The 8 in. (200 mm) and 11 in. (280 mm) high flashings are recommended for use on flat or low slope commercial roof applications

Roof Mount Options

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 Mounted Cap

• For use with wood or fabricated metal curb pre-fabricated by others

• Designed with a 4 in. counterflash to accommodate insulation needs

• Cap covers roofing material, leaving no exposed edges
 

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 provide leakproof installation.

Metal Roof Flashing

• Two-piece streamlined design with inverted flange eliminates the need for expensive curbs and bulky crickets

• Innovative DryLock Technique provides a triple-seal that virtually locks the flashing to the roof deck

• Easily adapted to fit nearly any Universal Standing Seam Rib (SSR) metal roof profile (see Metal Roof Flashing Installation Instructions under Technical Resources)

OptiView® Diffuser

The innovative design of our square OptiView Diffuser features individual Fresnel lenses that offer a unique view of the sky above while providing unrivaled light diffusion and vertical surface illuminationby creating a high wide-angled spread to bring the light higher up the walls and closer to the ceiling plane. Available for use on closed ceiling models, this diffuser attaches directly to the transition box.

Prismatic Diffuser

Perfect for replicating the look and style of traditional fluorescent troffers, the square Prismatic Diffuser blends into virtually any space for a diffusion of natural light designed to deliver the majority of the light downward toward the task surface. Available for use on closed ceiling models, this diffuser attaches directly to the transition box.

OptiView® Diffuser with White Trim

The innovative design of our circular OptiView Diffuser features individual Fresnel lenses that offer a unique view of the sky above, At the same time, they provide unrivaled light diffusion and vertical surface illumination by creating a high, wide-angle spread to bring the light higher up the walls. The diffuser is designed to attach directly to the extension tube and is available for use with open ceiling models. Although designed for open ceiling applications, it can be adapted to a drop ceiling.

Prismatic Diffuser with White Trim

The Prismatic Diffuser blends into virtually any space for a diffusion of natural light designed to deliver the majority of the light downward toward the task surface. This diffuser is designed to attach directly to the extension tube and is available for use with open ceiling models. Although designed for open ceiling applications with mounting heights of 16 ft (4.8 m) or higher, it can be adapted to a drop ceiling.

Daylight Dimmer

At times, it may be necessary to reduce the amount of daylight in a space—during a presentation, for instance. Made of the same material as our Spectralight® Infinity tubing, the optional Daylight Dimmer uses a patented butterfly baffle designed 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%. Available for use in both closed and open ceiling applications.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

 

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 switch to dimmer. One switch can control up to ten Daylight Dimmers simultaneously. (Additional 2-Way Conductor cable required for subsequent dimmers.)

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tubes

Extension tubes can be added in increments of 24 in. (610 mm) or 48 in. (1220 mm) to extend tube runs to the desired length without sacrificing performance. Our unique telescoping system allows for easy adjustment in the field so the tubing rarely has to be cut. Spectralight Infinity tubing has the highest reflectivity in the world for the brightest, purest light. Create tube runs up to 50 ft. (15 m) making multi-story installations a reality.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Angle Adapter

Provides superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match. An innovative design consisting of two 0-45 degree adjustable angle adapters allow you to create a full 90 degree turn, gives you the flexibility to install around obstacles and allow daylight to be delivered deep into the interior of lower floors. Due to the high reflectivity of Spectralight Infinity tubing, there is only 5% light loss for each full 90 degree turn.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Spectralight® Infinity 0-45 Degree Angle Adapters

An innovative design that allows tube adjustment from 0-45 degrees. The Top Tube Angle Adapter comes pre-notched for attachment to the tube ring for use at the roof level. The Spectralight Infinity Bottom Tube Angle Adapter is designed to fit on top of the transition box. Available separately or as a top / bottom kit. 

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

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 12 in. (300 mm), 24 in. (610 mm), 36 in. (900 mm) and 48 in. (1220 mm) heights. Available for use with all self-flashings and curb-mounted caps. Not compatible with metal roof flashings.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Transition Box

The SolaMaster® Series features a patented transition box that seamlessly converts the round tubing to a square diffuser. The transition box easily fits into standard commercial suspended T-bar ceiling grids and features a trim lip so it can also be used in hard ceilings. All SolaMaster Series square diffusers clip into the transition box.

• Solatube 330 DS-C
• Solatube 750 DS-C

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 or extension tube and it slips through the opening in the roof deck, providing a seal between the interior and metal flashing.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Trim Ring

The trim ring provides a finished appearance to the installation, helping to cover the penetration through the roof deck in an open ceiling application.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Secondary Diffuser

To eliminate unwanted glare or to reduce light output, an optional secondary diffuser can be inserted into the Solatube® Daylighting System at the roof level, just under the dome resting on top of the tube ring. When using a Solatube 330 DS with an Optiview diffuser, use of the secondary diffuser will eliminate transient chromatic aberrations (rainbows) on the walls.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Security Bar

This stainless steel bar inserts into the flashing turret across the diameter of the opening. The bar is fastened using rivets and prohibits entry through the dome.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Dome Security Kit

The kit consists of three rivets with protective nylon spacers, which replace dome screws. The dome security kit reduces the possibility of the dome being removed. When using with the Solatube 750 DS models, an inner dome is required.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Wire Suspension Kit

Use the Wire Suspension Kit when additional bracing to the structure is required. Recommended for vertical tube runs in excess of 15 ft (4.5 m) in length to support horizontal tube runs, or where required to meet code.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

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. Available for use with all SolaMaster Series self-flashing options. Not compatible with SolaMaster Series metal roof flashings or curb-mounted caps.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Curb Cap Insulation Kit

This R6 rigid, 1 in. thermal insulation is sealed and taped in the underside of the curb cap to provide a thermal barrier between the curb cap and curb cavity. It helps to improve thermal performance and mitigate condensation within the curb cavity, specifically at the underside of the curb cap.

• Solatube 330 DS
• Solatube 750 DS

Curb Insulator

For curb-mounted installations. This insulating material improves thermal performance and reduces the possibility of condensation in the curb cavity. The insulator is affixed to the base of the curb prior to installation and hugs the top tube or extension tube as it slips through the opening in the roof deck, providing a seal between the interior and the curb cavity.

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

Natural Effect Lens

Installed at the top of the transition box, the clear, gasketed Natural Effect Lens improves thermal performance and minimizes air and moisture infiltration.

  • 330 DS-C
  • 750 DS-C

Inner Domes

Our impact-resistant inner domes can be added to any installation to provide extra protection from extreme forces related to terrorist, hurricane, or thermal activity.

Inner Dome - Hurricane
Polycarbonate inner dome meets High Velocity Hurricane Zone requirements for Coastal Florida and other hurricane prone areas.

  • 750 DS-O
  • 750 DS-C


Inner Dome - Thermal
Acrylic inner dome minimizes heat transfer for improved thermal performance.

  • 750 DS-O
  • 750 DS-C


Inner Dome - Anti-Terrorism
Acrylic inner dome meets federal anti-terrorism standards for blast testing.

  • 750 DS-O
  • 750 DS-C


Note: Standard Solatube 330 DS dome also meets anti-terrorism standards.

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