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Brighten Up Series TechnologyCaptureTransferDeliver

 

The Brighten Up Series uses breakthrough optical technologies to pipe optimal amounts of pure, natural light indoors with minimal heat gain and heat loss. Using a patented rooftop dome, the system harvests natural light from sunup to sundown and transfers it to interiors through the world’s most reflective tubing. Specially designed lenses then evenly disperse the daylight throughout the space. The result? Bright, energy-efficient lighting that is cost-effective and good for the environment. And since we use passive technology to design our commercial daylighting systems, there are no moving parts to increase system costs or maintenance. It’s technology that delivers the light you need and so much more.


 

Capture

Raybender® 3000
Technology

A patented daylight-capturing dome lens that:

  • Redirects low-angle sunlight for maximum light capture in early morning, late day and winter months
  • Rejects overpowering high angle sunlight and heat at midday, especially during summer months
  • Provides consistent daylighting throughout the day
  • UV inhibiting domes block 100% of UVC, 100% of UVB, and 98.5% of UVA

 

LightTracker
Reflector

Made of Spectralight Infinity material featuring 99.7% reflectivity, this innovative in-dome reflector that:

  • Redirects low-angle sunlight for maximum light capture in early morning, late day and winter months
  • 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:

  • Offers the highest Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE) - 99.7% * specular reflectivity for maximum sunlight transfer
  • Provides the most consistent Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM) - delivers reflected light with no color shift and the purest color rendition possible so colors are truer, brighter
  • Focuses on delivering the visible spectrum of light, minimizing transfer of the infrared spectrum (heat) 
  • Allows for run lengths up to 20 ft (160 DS) and 30 ft (290 DS) to deliver daylight to lower floors

Deliver

Engineered light diffusion

Optical lenses and lighting control options combine to:

  • Create a location-specific, controlled visual effect
  • Provide visual comfort
  • Deliver superior diffusion and
    light control
* Specular reflectance greater than 99% for the visible spectrum (400 nm to 760 nm) with wavelength specific reflectance up to 99.7%

Commercial Brighten Up Tab Box

Product Selection Guide

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160 DS
160 DS

Since buildings come in different sizes, so do our daylighting systems. The Brighten Up Series has two models for different lighting needs:

160 DS

The Solatube 160 DS is ideal for small spaces like corridors, restrooms and storage areas. It can be utilized with hard, suspended or open ceilings. A great solution for small areas with ceiling heights under 10 ft or where structural issues or aesthetic goals may limit the use of larger diameter tubes. 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

290 DS
290 DS

Since buildings come in different sizes, so do our daylighting systems. The Brighten Up Series has two models for different lighting needs:

290 DS

The Solatube 290 DS provides more light than a 160 DS and, in addition to lighting corridors, restrooms and small storage areas, it can be used with hard, suspended or open ceilings. A great solution for  small areas with ceiling heights under 10 ft or where structural issues or aesthetic goals may limit the use of larger diameter tubes. Includes Spectralight Infinity 0-30 degree angle adapters at roof and ceiling level.

• Tube size ≈ 14 in. (350 mm)
• Potential tube length ≈ 30 ft. (9 m)


Applications

• Small offices
• Corridors
• Storage rooms
• Restrooms

No Pitch Flashing
Rolled Asphalt / Membrane / Gravel Roof
No Pitch Flashing

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

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Pitched Flashing
Roof Mount Options
Pitched Flashing

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.

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Universal Tile Flashing
Universal Tile Flashing Options
Universal Tile Flashing

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

• Seamless, one-piece steel construction prevents leaks by eliminating weak points that may separate  and allow water to enter
• Malleable corrugated aluminum counterflashing can be formed to virtually any Spanish tile or flat tile roof profile and painted to match
• Pitched or no pitch models are available

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Curb Mounted Cap
Roof Mount Options
Curb Mounted Cap

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.

Curb Mounted Cap Flashing

• Designed for use on all roof curbs for all roof types
• For use with pre-built wood or fabricated metal curb built by others
• Designed with a 4 in. counterflash to accommodate insulation needs
• Cap covers roofing material lapped over top of curb, leaving no exposed edges

• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Ventillation Add-On Kit

Ventilation Add-On Kit

Ventilation Add-on Kit

A Ventilation Add-on Kit combines daylighting and ventilation into one attractive fixture ideal for areas like single occupancy restrooms or high humidity areas, the streamlined design also leaves the ceiling looking orderly and uncluttered. The exhaust duct separates above the ceiling plane so there is no air exhaused through the reflective tubing. Exhaust ducting and roof vent cap sold separately.

• 160 DS / DSe

Light Add-On Kit
Light Add-On Kit

The optional Light Add-On Kit easily attaches to the inside of the system’s tubing to provide lighting for nighttime use. The Solatube Daylighting System can even be placed where an existing fixture is to avoid unnecessary ceiling clutter. A smart solution for corridors and restrooms or any space that gets used after dark.

Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit

This kit works with a dedicated compact fluorescent lamp only and complies with California Title 24 requirements. For the 160 DS, the light fixture houses one 26-watt, 4-pin compact fluorescent lamp. 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 with a medium screw-in base. For the 160 DS, the light fixture holds one 23-watt maximum compact fluorescent bulb or a 100-watt maximum incandescent bulb. The 290 DS light fixture is double-headed and holds two bulbs.

• 160 DS / 160 DSe
• 290 DS / 290 DSe

Daylight Dimmer
Dimmer Top
Daylight Dimmer

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 levels anywhere from 2% to 100%.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Spectralight Infinity Extension Tubes
Infinity Extension Tube

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 adjustment in the field so tubing rarely has to be cut. Spectralight Infinity Tubing has the highest reflectivity in the world making it possible to create extensive tube runs of up to 20 ft. (6 m) for the Solatube 160 DS and up to 30 ft. (9 m) for the Solatube 290 DS.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Spectralight Infinity 0-90 Degree Angle Adapter
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 0-30 degree angle adapters allows you to create a full 90 degree turn, Gives 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 full 90 degree turn. Available in 23 in. (580 mm) length.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Flashing Insulator
Insulator

Flashing Insulator

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

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Flashing Turret Extensions
Flashing Turret Extensions

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 a 0-90 degree Angle Adapter if you are using a turret extension of 12 in. or higher.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Dome Edge Protection Band
Dome Edge Protection Band

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. 

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Shock Inner Dome
Shock Inner Dome

Shock Inner Dome

Meets High Velocity Hurricane 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.

• 160 DS / DSe
•  290 DS / DSe

Daylight Dimmer Switch
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

Roof Vent Cap
Roof Vent Cap

Roof Vent Cap

The Roof Vent Cap is designed for use with the Ventilation Add-On Kit (sold separately). It comes with a gravity damper to prevent back flow and is a necessity if no current vent exists. 

• 160 DS / DSe


* Ventilation Add-On Kit sold separately

Curb Cap Insulation
Curb Cap Insulation

Curb Cap Insulation Kit

This R6 rigid, 1 in. thermal insulation is sealed and taped to 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.

• 290 DS / DSe

Metal Roof Installation Kit
Metal Roof Installation Kit

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