Decorative Fixtures
  • Daylight Meets Nightlight
  • Get a 30% Federal Tax Credit
  • New Square Decorative Fixtures

Perfecting daylight through invention

We didn’t invent the sun. We just improved it. Solatube Daylighting Systems are engineered to efficiently capture the sun’s rays and pipe them into your home. The result is brighter, more colorful rooms that cost nothing to light. And because installation can usually be done in about two hours with no structural changes, it’s the fastest and simplest solution to a more beautiful home.

Our newest innovation, the Solatube ISn Daylighting System, harnesses the sun’s energy during the day to power a soft-glow, solar-electric nightlight. What’s better, cost of the entire system and installation qualify for a 30% federal tax credit.

Brighter spaces you love

Sunlight can transform a dark room into one that’s full of natural light and life. And with a 30% federal tax credit on our newest system, you can save hundreds of dollars making your home a brighter place. And that’s a beautiful thing.

Reduce energy use

We all love free stuff. With an energy-efficient Solatube Daylighting System, you can light your home for free during the day using no-cost sunlight. That means you can spend less on electricity and more on you.

Quick, easy installation

Traditional skylights can take days to install. Solatube Daylighting Systems take just a couple of hours, especially when installed by a Solatube Premier Dealer. Attic obstructions aren’t a problem either. Our angle adapters and extension tubing make it easy to skirt around rafters and joists for quick, easy installation.

Leakproof design

Solatube flashings are ingenious little devils. Engineered to work with all roof types—including shingle, slate, tile and metal—their seamless, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks. Plus, their circular design allows rain and debris to bypass the rooftop dome, making them virtually maintenance-free.

No structural changes

We like to keep things simple. That’s why our Solatube Daylighting Systems require no structural changes during installation. Rather than cutting through rafters and joists, our systems go between and around them. Also no framing, wall repairs, or painting required.

Integrated solar-electric technology

In the Solatube ISn Systems, patented Solatube technologies direct sunlight to an in-tube solar-electric system that collects energy by day to power a soft nightlight after dark. It emits just enough light to avoid nighttime tripping hazards such as sleeping dogs and stray toys. It also qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit.

 

 

 


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Product Selection Guide

Visit Technical Resources for specifications, CAD drawings, approvals and other useful information.

160 DS round and square

DayLight with NightLight
The Solatube 160 ISn delivers daylight to spaces up to 200 sq. ft, such as bathrooms, laundry rooms, closets and hallways, or in multiples for larger rooms. Includes an integrated Solar Electric NightLight for a soft glow at night and qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit.

Simply Daylight
The Solatube 160 DS provides the same daylighting as the Solatube 160 ISn, but without the integrated solar-powered nightlight or tax credit.

For Extreme Climates
With a thermal insulation panel, the Solatube 160 DSe is designed to minimize heat loss in extremely cold climates and heat gain in extremely warm climates. As a result, it’s earned an Energy Star rating.


• Tube Size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)

• Light Coverage Area ≈ 150-200 ft.2 (14 - 19 m2)

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

DayLight with NightLight
The Solatube 290 ISn delivers brilliant illumination to spaces up to 300 sq. ft, such as the kitchen, family room, master bath, and large entryway. Includes an integrated Solar Electric NightLight for a soft glow at night and qualifies for a 30% federal tax credit.

Natural Light
The Solatube 290 DS provides the same daylighting as the Solatube 290 ISn, but without the integrated solar-powered nightlight or tax credit..

Thermal Control
The Solatube 290 DSe, which features a thermal insulation panel to minimize heat loss in extremely cold climates and heat gain in extremely warm climates, has earned an Energy Star rating.


• Tube Size ≈ 14 in. (350 mm)

• Light Coverage Area ≈ 250-300 ft.2 (23 - 28 m2)

• Potential Tube Length ≈ 30 ft. (9 m)

Flashings

For fast and easy installation, Solatube flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection, fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leakproof performance.

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 and on commercial roofs

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Flashings

For fast and easy installation, Solatube flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection, fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leakproof performance.

Pitched Flashing

• Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Universal Tile

Flashings

For fast and easy installation, Solatube flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection, fabricated as a single, seamed piece to ensure leakproof performance.

Universal Tile Flashing

• Pitched or no pitch models are available

• Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Flashings

For fast and easy installation, Solatube flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection, fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leakproof performance.

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

Solatube Daylighting Systems can easily transform a dark, interior bathroom or laundry room into a bright and beautiful space. But what about the issue of trapped humidity caused by steamy showers or a constantly running washer and dryer? Solatube can handle that too. The Ventilation Add-On Kit combines daylighting and ventilation into one attractive fixture, leaving your rooms humidity-free and your ceiling looking orderly and uncluttered. Ducting and roof vent cap sold separately.

• 160 DS / DSe

This add-on easily attaches to the inside of the system’s tubing to deliver lighting for nighttime use. It also prevents unnecessary clutter on your ceiling because it uses the same space as a Solatube Daylighting System.

Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit

This kit works with compact fluorescent bulbs only and complies with California Title 24 requirements. For the 160 DS, the light fixture houses one 26-watt compact fluorescent 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.

Daylight Dimmer

Bright sunlight flooding your home is great...unless you want to take an afternoon nap or use your entertainment center in the middle of the day. Never fear. The optional Daylight Dimmer solves this issue. Using a patented butterfly baffle and a convenient wall-mounted switch (sold separately), the Daylight Dimmer lets you adjust room light levels simply and easily. 

• 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 up to 90 degree angles and long tube runs up to 30 ft. (9 m).

• 160 DS / DSe
• 290 DS / DSe

Spectralight Infinity 0-90 Degree Angle Adapter

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Degree Angle Adapter

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

• 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

Flashing Insulator

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

Dome Edge Protection Band

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 for use with the Ventilation Add-On Kit (if no vent exists). Comes with gravity damper to prevent back flow. 

• 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

Daylight Dimmer Switch

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.)

• 160 DS
• 290 DS