Solatube at Night


Everything looks better in natural sunlight, especially in your home. The traditional way to introduce sunlight into your home interior has been through skylights. Solatube introduces an innovative way to bring natural light into your home where you need it, but that’s not all Solatube can do. These are some of the Solatube accessories you can use to keep your space comfortable and bright at any time of day or night.


Solatube Accessories

There are lots of makes and models of Solatube made to accommodate every type of space in your home, but it’s the Solatube accessories that really make a perfect fit for any space. The 160 DS and 290 DS offer two different tube sizes to work with whatever space you need. You can also extend the length of each model to accommodate nearly every application.

What can Solatube do for your living space that other lighting options can’t? Solatube works for every room in your home, and the accessories and added features can tailor the system for your specific needs. Just because the sun goes down doesn’t mean the Solatube stops working for your home. The following accessories can add beauty, comfort, and even greater safety to any room in your home.

Universal Light Add-On Kit

The most obvious downside to using natural light is it is only available during daytime hours. What can you do to keep your spaces bright and illuminated once the sun sets? The universal light add-on kit gives you the option to light your space at any time using up to two 23-watt LED bulbs or fluorescent equivalent. Since it uses the same space as the Solatube system, you can install it without needing extra space in the ceiling.

The universal light add-on kit comes in two different models designed to work with specific Solatube systems. The 160 DS/ISn can use the single-bulb fixture, while the 290 DS/ISn uses the two-bulb fixture. You can make sure every space is lit safely and clearly, no matter what time of day or night it is. You can pair this with different lenses to diffuse and spread the light evenly in the space while adding style and beauty to the fixture.

Solar-Powered Daylight Dimmer

Having a full blast of clear daylight is wonderful, but sometimes you need to have control over how much light is entering your space. While traditional skylights offer little to limit what’s coming into the space, Solatube has the ideal accessory to help you control the light level in your spaces. The solar-powered daylight dimmer can soften the light coming into the room with the touch of a button.

The solar-powered daylight dimmer accessory can restrict the amount of sunlight coming in through the tube using a baffle collar in the tube, which can open or close depending on how bright or dim you need the space. The entire system is controlled by a remote that allows you to adjust the light level from full-light to complete darkness and everything in between. It’s also powered by solar energy, making it eco-friendly as well.

Ventilation Add-On Kit

A lot of homes include an interior bathroom that doesn’t have windows or access to the outside world. Bathrooms need a good ventilation system to prevent the build-up of moisture and humidity that can damage walls, paint, and even fixtures. That’s why it’s important to make sure you have a way to scrub the air and remove excess moisture. This unit works well in bathrooms and laundry rooms, where there can be an excess amount of humidity when running your shower or appliances.

That’s where the ventilation add-on kit for the Solatube system comes into play. Where traditional vent fans introduce light and remove moisture from the air, the Solatube system does the same with natural light. The ventilation add-on kit works seamlessly with the 160DS model Solatube and can move up to 110 cubic feet of air per minute, depending on the total length of the installed duct. This low-profile fixture not only works as a ventilation system with lighting, but it does it while looking sleek and uncluttered.

Solar NightLight

Just because the sun sets and the light dims, it doesn’t mean you can’t still harness solar power to light your room. The solar night lighting system introduces an environmentally positive way to light your spaces twenty-four hours a day. An integrated solar panel inside of the tube captures sunlight during the day and stores the energy in an accompanying battery. A dusk to dawn sensor controls when the lights turn on and off.

The solar night light system comes with the Solatube 160 ISn and can work in spaces of up to 200 square feet. The night light works well in spaces that need a safe, low level of light at night. The two integrated LEDs emit a soft light in your space and are built to last. The soft glow of the LEDs has been designed to mimic moonlight, giving you the perfect balance of day and night.

Base Models and Accessories

There are several models of Solatube that can be accessorized, but not all are interchangeable. Each model has been tailored to fit a type of space, including accessories or features that add functionality to the system. Whether you need a low-light option for a hallway or a brightly illuminated living room, there is a model of Solatube designed for the space.

The 290 ISn Tubular Skylight has the integrated solar-powered night light system included, making it ideal for illuminating a room up to 300 square feet during the day while providing soft illumination at night. This is just one example of how the accessories have been integrated into the Solatube systems.


Using these exclusive accessories with your Solatube can bring new life to your living space no matter what time of day it is. Using these tools, you can make your Solatube the perfect fit for any space, whether you need bright sunshine or just a guiding nightlight. Get started today by checking out the many options from Solatube and see how to bring the sun into every corner of your home.