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Solatube Daylighting Systems use breakthrough optical technologies to pipe pure, natural light indoors. From sunup to sundown, daylight is harvested by our patented rooftop dome and transferred to your home through the world’s most reflective tubing. Specially designed lenses then evenly disperse the sunlight throughout your room so you can see better, accomplish more and live better.


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

Stylish daylight delivery

Form and function combine for optimal daylight diffusion with:

  • Solatube Decorative Fixtures
  • Warming and softening Effect Lenses
  • Ventilation, dimmer and nighttime lighting options
* Specular reflectance greater than 99% with wavelength specific reflectance up to 99.7% for the visible spectrum

 

Residential Daylighting Tab Box

Product Selection Guide

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

160 DS

The Solatube 160 DS is designed to deliver sunlight to spaces up to 200 sq. ft. So it’s just right for small to medium-sized areas like bathrooms, laundry rooms, closets and hallways. Use multiples for larger rooms.

160 DSe

The Solatube 160 DSe provides the ultimate in energy-efficient daylighting. Delivering natural light to spaces up to 200 sq. ft., 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)

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

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

290 DS

For large areas like kitchens, family rooms and bedrooms, the Solatube 290 DS is what you want. It delivers sunlight to spaces up to 300 sq. ft.  

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 and can light spaces up to 300 sq. ft. 


• 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

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

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

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

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

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