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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 homeowners to turn on electric lights to see after dark. The Solatube Smart LED System solves this problem using SunSense Technology, which blends LED lighting with sunlight to seamlessly illuminate rooms 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 20 feet to deliver sunlight to lower floors

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. Can be turned on or off when connected to a wall switch.

Rated for thermal
efficiency

The Smart LED System has been designated as an ENERGY STAR® product for its ability to minimize heat gain and heat loss. To earn this rating, a product must have a low Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) and U-factor.

Award-winning
innovation

The Smart LED System captured the
coveted 2013 LightFair International
Innovation Award with its cutting-edge,
energy-efficient lighting design. Selected
by an independent panel of renowned
lighting professionals, it beat out more than
300 other lighting-related products.

Residential LED Tab Box

Product Selection Guide

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

Solatube Smart LED
Primary System

LEDs and daylighting unite to create the most energy efficient lighting for your home ever. Designed to light spaces up to 250 sq. ft., the Smart LED System works best in small- to mid-sized spaces like hallways, bathrooms, kitchens and closets. Use them in multiples for a dramatic effect in larger areas.


• Tube Size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)
• Light Coverage Area ≈ up to 250 ft.2 (23 m2)
• Potential Tube Length ≈ 20 ft. (6 m)

*Solatube Smart LED available in select countries.

Solatube Smart LED
Secondary System

The optional Smart LED Secondary System lets you synchronize your lighting in large rooms and long hallways. Using a unique “link and light” design, it easily connects to the Primary System without the need for a new electrical connection. You’ll save time and money, and get two lights that operate simultaneously. 


• Tube Size ≈ 10 in. (250 mm)
• Light Coverage Area ≈ up to 250 ft.2 (23 m2)
• Potential Tube Length ≈ 20 ft. (6 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

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

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.

Universal Tile Flashing

• Pitched or no pitch models are available

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

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. 

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 underlit 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. With the Occupancy Sensor, you’ll save on electricity and never have to worry about leaving the lights on. 

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).

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.)