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Bring Every Room to Life with the Most Advanced Skylights

The Solatube 160 DS and 290 DS Daylighting Systems, the worlds most advanced skylight, sets performance standards never seen before. These models feature our patented Raybender® 3000 Technology and LightTracker™ Reflector to deliver an Effective Daylight Capture Surface (EDCS) nearly double the EDCS of copycat products. Highly effective and simple to install, these models will take your space from dark to dazzling.

Solatube Daylighting Systems combine breakthrough optical technology with advanced designs and the highest quality materials to fill your living spaces with an abundance of pure, clear natural light.

Highly effective and simple to install, the Solatube DS Daylighting System transforms dark rooms into extraordinary spaces filled with pure, natural daylight.

Available in two sizes there is a Solatube DS Daylighting System to suit every room you need to brighten.

Solatube® 160 DS Daylighting System

Light Output from Solatube 160 DS
14-19 m2 Light Coverage Area
250 mm Tube Size (diameter)
1032 cm2 EDCS*
6 m+ Potential Length

 

Solatube® 290 DS Daylighting System

Light Output Solatube 290 DS
23-28 m2 Light Coverage Area
350 mm Tube Size (diameter)
1871 cm2 EDCS*
9 m+ Potential Length

 

At the heart and soul of every Solatube product you’ll discover an array of innovative technologies that defy conventional thinking.  Technology in the dome nearly doubles the Effective Daylight Capture Surface (EDCS) compared to ordinary clear domes used by other tubular skylights.

*EDCS (Effective Daylight Capture Surface) represents the surface area of the dome that collects and redirects sunlight.  For comparison, a standard clear dome with no lens on a 250 mm tube system has a EDCS of 1.990 square meters.

Solatube…
the brightest idea since the creation of the sun.

 

tubular skylights

Great for:

  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
  • Hallways, Entries, Stairs, Closet
  • Living / Family Rooms
  • Laundry Rooms
  • Bedrooms
  • Dining Rooms
  • Garages
  • Home Offices
  • Hobby Rooms
  • Games Rooms

 

 

Go Beyond Functional to Beautiful Fixtures

Because we at Solatube are homeowners too, we understand that it’s not enough to bring dazzling daylight indoors if the fixture delivering that light isn’t equally impressive. Solatube Decorative Fixtures enhance the look of any interior with styles that range from practical to elegant to dazzling.

AuroraGlow Decorative Fixture for Solatube 290 DS


AuroraGlo

Command attention with the smooth, cascading lines and subtle beautry of AuroraGlo.

Avaliable in Solatube 290 DS and Solatube Smart LED System**.

 

 

QuadraFrost Decorative Fixture for Solatube 290 DS

QuadraFrost

Deliver stunning daylight with symmetry and style. QuadraFrost can be arranged to complement or contrast the lines of any room.

Avaliable in Solatube 290 DS and Solatube Smart LED System**.

 

 

VividShade Decorative Fixture for Solatube 290 DS

VividShade

The chic VividShade accents daylight with contemporary fabric.

Avaliable in Solatube 290 DS and Solatube Smart LED System**.

 

 

TierDrop Decorative Fixture for Solatube 160 DS & Solatube 290 DS

TierDrop

The low-profile TierDrop features a beautiful, cascading design for a classic look.

Available in Solatube 160 DS and Solatube 290 DS.

 

 

TierDrop Decorative Fixture for Solatube 160 DS & Solatube 290 DS

OptiView

The unique, dazzling lens of OptiView delivers artful views of the sky in a lo-profile design..

Avaliable in Solatube 160 DS and Solatube 290 DS.

 

JustFrost Decorative Fixture for Solatube 160 DS & Solatube 290 DS

JustFrost

Simply stunning, JustFrost showcases sunlight in a clean, contemporary design.

Avaliable in Solatube 160 DS and Solatube 290 DS.

 

 

Classic VusionTM DiffuserClassic VusionTM Diffuser

Featuring a classically stunning design, the Vusion Diffuser delivers radiant light that complements any room.

Avaliable in Solatube 160 DS and Solatube 290 DS.

 

 

*Selected Diffusers available in South Africa. Please check availability with your local dealer.

Lighting Just the Way You Want It

Each room in your home has a unique purpose and your lighting can affect how well that purpose is realised. A young child’s room, for instance, may benefit from a Daylight Dimmer for afternoon nap time while a hallway may require a Light Add-on Kit for nighttime navigation. With our unique line of accessories, you can get the functionality you want from your Solatube Daylighting System to meet the specific needs of your home.

Ventilation Add-On Kit for Bathrooms and Laundries

Bathrooms and laundry rooms are prone to high humidity.  The Ventilation Add-On Kit provides the dual convenience of ventilation with daylight.

Available for the Solatube® 160 DS, this innovative bathroom ventilation kit integrates fully into your Solatube® Daylighting System, offering a neat, stylish solution for lighting and ventilating your bathroom or ensuite.

The in-line fan motor extracts up to 52 litres of air per second and may be positioned up to 2 metres from the ceiling vent with the ducting provided. The System complies with all Australian Building Regulations on Ventilation & carries a 5 year electrical component warranty.

Plus, the attractive 2-in-1 design leaves your ceiling looking orderly and uncluttered.

For even more functionality, consider adding a Light Add-on Kit for a dynamic 3-in-1 unit. It’s supplied with a wall switch however, all electrical wiring must be undertaken by a suitably qualified person.

 

 

 

Skylight Light Add-On KitYour active life doesn’t slow down when the sun sets. For nighttime use, the Light Add-on Kit keeps your home bright with the convenience of a switched light so you can keep going long after nightfall.

 

Offering a neat and stylish all in one lighting solution what ever the time of day, the kit also reduces the need for two separate ceiling fixtures and can be fitted along with the Ventilation Add-On Kit to provide a dynamic 3-in-1 unit.

 

 

The light can be wired to any light existing or new light switch. Please be aware that our installers are not qualified to wire this light up to mains and you will need a qualified electrician to conclude this work for you.

Great for lighting up bedrooms, bathrooms, closet, hallways and more.

 

 

Daylight Dimmer

Control the amount of light entering a room with the convenience of a wall-mounted switch.
The Daylight Dimmer features our patented butterfly baffle and is a smart option for matinée movie watching in living rooms and media rooms or video gaming in games rooms.

Instead of skylight blinds, this Add On Kit provides a low voltage electric daylight dimmer, available for the Solatube® 160 DS and 290 DS, that allows you to block out as much or as little daylight as you want, all at the press of a switch!

The Solatube® daylight dimmer fits inside the tube, and butterfly valves, controlled via the low voltage wall-mounted switch, move to allow you to regulate the amount of daylight coming through the Solatube® Daylighting System – from fully open to fully closed, or any point in between.

Now you can create the mood you want at any time of day, and still utlise the benefits of natural light within your home!

The Solatube® electric daylight dimmer carries a 5 year electrical component warranty. Electrical wiring should be undertaken only by a suitably qualified person.

Used with a diffuser, the Effect Lens adjusts the light and offers choices to soften or warm the light colour. Options include:

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers Effects

Natural (Clear) Effect Lens

Provides brilliant white natural daylight. This lens comes standard.

 

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers

Warm Effect Lens**

Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers

Softening Effect Lens

Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.

 

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers Warm Softening

Warm Softening Effect Lens**

Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

 

 

**Warm Effect Lens and Warm Softening Effect Lens not available with AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost

Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tubes

Solatube Spectralight Infinity Extension TubesExtension tubes can be added in increments of 400 mm/16 in or 600 mm/24 in 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 9 m/30 ft m.

 

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension Tube

Solatube Spectralight Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension TubesThe 0-90 degree extension tube provides the ability to install around severe obstacles. With three built-in 30 degree angle adapters, this 0-90 degree extension tube gives you the flexibility to install just about anywhere. Using an innovative angle adaptor design, the 0-90 Degree Extension tube provides the superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match.
(Available in 23″ length)

 

Flashing Turret Extensions

Solatube Flashing Turret Extension Colour Installed
Solatube Flashing Turret ExtensionsUse 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 accomodate turret height. These are made to order as required

 

Flashing Insulator

Solatube Flashing InsulatorThis insulating material helps to reduce flashing 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

Solatube Dome Protection BandFor use on Class A, B, or C roofs to maintain fire rating.

 

 

Shock Inner Dome

Solatube Shock Inner DomeHigh Velocity Wind Zone areas such as South Florida require the Solatube Shock Inner Dome. This highly impact-resistant inner dome can also be added to any installation for extra protection from extreme forces.

 

Daylight Dimmer™ Switch

Solatube Daylight Dimmer SwitchDaylight Dimmer Switch Kit includes DPDT switch, wall plate and 4.5 m /15 ft of cable. Multiple Daylight Dimmers can be controlled by one switch.

 

 

Roof Vent Cap for Ventilation Add-On Kit

Solatube Roof Vent Cap for Ventilation Add-On Kit

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

For fast and easy installation, Solatube® flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection and create an attractive appearance on the roof. They’re fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leak-proof performance. Pitched flashings provide the optimal position for the dome to capture daylight on sloped roofs.

 

No Pitch

Solatube No Pitch FlashingUse on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing system.. Solatube Flashing No Pitch with Dome

 

 

Pitched

Solatube Pitched Flashing with no domeProvides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof

Solatube Pitched Metal Flashing with Dome

Metal*
*Order metal roof kit

Solatube Pitched Slate Flashing with Dome

Shake/Slate

Solatube Pitched Shingle Flashing

Shingle

 

 

 

 

Concrete Tile

Solatube Concrete Flashing with no domeSuitable for use with concrete tiled roofs with 160DS
Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS

 

 

Terracotta Tile

Solatube Terracotta Tile Flashing no domeSuitable for use with all Terracotta tiled roofs

 

 

Metal Trimdek Tile

Solatube Metal Trimdek Tile FlashingSuitable for use with ‘Trimdek’ style metal roofs with 160DS
Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS

 

 

Metal Corrugated

Solatube Metal Corrugated Flashing no domeSuitable for use with all typical Metal Corrugated roof types

Solatube Corrugated Flashing

Corrugated roofs

 

 

 

 

Universal Tile

* Patent #7,168,211

Solatube Universal Time FlashingUsed on any type of tiled roof in bush fire prone areas

Solatube Universal Tile Colour Flashing

Tile

 

 

 

 

Curb Mounted

Solatube Curb Mounted Flashing no domeUsed on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing for bush fire prone areas & non bush fire areas

Solatube Metal Curbmounted Flashing Colour

Metal

Solatube Standard Curb Mounted Flashing

Standard

 

Optiview

OptiView® Diffuser

The innovative design of our OptiView Diffuser delivers the cleanest, purest natural daylight imaginable. A matrix of individual Fresnel lenses offers a unique view of the sky above and also provides unrivaled and highly engineered diffusion.

Optiview

Prismatic Diffuser

Ideal for replicating the look and style of traditional troffers, the Prismatic Diffuser option blends into virtually any design to provide a bright, broad diffusion of natural light.

Ventilation Add-On Kit for Bathrooms and Laundries

Bathrooms and laundry rooms are prone to high humidity.  The Ventilation Add-On Kit provides the dual convenience of ventilation with daylight.

Available for the Solatube® 160 DS, this innovative bathroom ventilation kit integrates fully into your Solatube® Daylighting System, offering a neat, stylish solution for lighting and ventilating your bathroom or ensuite.

The in-line fan motor extracts up to 52 litres of air per second and may be positioned up to 2 metres from the ceiling vent with the ducting provided. The System complies with all Australian Building Regulations on Ventilation & carries a 5 year electrical component warranty.

Plus, the attractive 2-in-1 design leaves your ceiling looking orderly and uncluttered.

For even more functionality, consider adding a Light Add-on Kit for a dynamic 3-in-1 unit. It’s supplied with a wall switch however, all electrical wiring must be undertaken by a suitably qualified person.

 

 

 

Skylight Light Add-On KitYour active life doesn’t slow down when the sun sets. For nighttime use, the Light Add-on Kit keeps your home bright with the convenience of a switched light so you can keep going long after nightfall.

 

Offering a neat and stylish all in one lighting solution what ever the time of day, the kit also reduces the need for two separate ceiling fixtures and can be fitted along with the Ventilation Add-On Kit to provide a dynamic 3-in-1 unit.

 

 

The light can be wired to any light existing or new light switch. Please be aware that our installers are not qualified to wire this light up to mains and you will need a qualified electrician to conclude this work for you.

Great for lighting up bedrooms, bathrooms, closet, hallways and more.

 

 

Daylight Dimmer

Control the amount of light entering a room with the convenience of a wall-mounted switch.
The Daylight Dimmer features our patented butterfly baffle and is a smart option for matinée movie watching in living rooms and media rooms or video gaming in games rooms.

Instead of skylight blinds, this Add On Kit provides a low voltage electric daylight dimmer, available for the Solatube® 160 DS and 290 DS, that allows you to block out as much or as little daylight as you want, all at the press of a switch!

The Solatube® daylight dimmer fits inside the tube, and butterfly valves, controlled via the low voltage wall-mounted switch, move to allow you to regulate the amount of daylight coming through the Solatube® Daylighting System – from fully open to fully closed, or any point in between.

Now you can create the mood you want at any time of day, and still utlise the benefits of natural light within your home!

The Solatube® electric daylight dimmer carries a 5 year electrical component warranty. Electrical wiring should be undertaken only by a suitably qualified person.

Used with a diffuser, the Effect Lens adjusts the light and offers choices to soften or warm the light colour. Options include:

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers Effects

Natural (Clear) Effect Lens

Provides brilliant white natural daylight. This lens comes standard.

 

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers

Warm Effect Lens**

Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers

Softening Effect Lens

Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.

 

 

Solatube Skylight Lens Covers Warm Softening

Warm Softening Effect Lens**

Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

 

 

**Warm Effect Lens and Warm Softening Effect Lens not available with AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost

Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tubes

Solatube Spectralight Infinity Extension TubesExtension tubes can be added in increments of 400 mm/16 in or 600 mm/24 in 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 9 m/30 ft m.

 

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension Tube

Solatube Spectralight Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension TubesThe 0-90 degree extension tube provides the ability to install around severe obstacles. With three built-in 30 degree angle adapters, this 0-90 degree extension tube gives you the flexibility to install just about anywhere. Using an innovative angle adaptor design, the 0-90 Degree Extension tube provides the superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match.
(Available in 23″ length)

 

Flashing Turret Extensions

Solatube Flashing Turret Extension Colour Installed
Solatube Flashing Turret ExtensionsUse 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 accomodate turret height. These are made to order as required

 

Flashing Insulator

Solatube Flashing InsulatorThis insulating material helps to reduce flashing 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

Solatube Dome Protection BandFor use on Class A, B, or C roofs to maintain fire rating.

 

 

Shock Inner Dome

Solatube Shock Inner DomeHigh Velocity Wind Zone areas such as South Florida require the Solatube Shock Inner Dome. This highly impact-resistant inner dome can also be added to any installation for extra protection from extreme forces.

 

Daylight Dimmer™ Switch

Solatube Daylight Dimmer SwitchDaylight Dimmer Switch Kit includes DPDT switch, wall plate and 4.5 m /15 ft of cable. Multiple Daylight Dimmers can be controlled by one switch.

 

 

Roof Vent Cap for Ventilation Add-On Kit

Solatube Roof Vent Cap for Ventilation Add-On Kit

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

For fast and easy installation, Solatube® flashings are available for nearly all roof types and pitches. The flashings provide complete protection and create an attractive appearance on the roof. They’re fabricated as a single, seamless piece to ensure leak-proof performance. Pitched flashings provide the optimal position for the dome to capture daylight on sloped roofs.

 

No Pitch

Solatube No Pitch FlashingUse on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing system.. Solatube Flashing No Pitch with Dome

 

 

Pitched

Solatube Pitched Flashing with no domeProvides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof

Solatube Pitched Metal Flashing with Dome

Metal*
*Order metal roof kit

Solatube Pitched Slate Flashing with Dome

Shake/Slate

Solatube Pitched Shingle Flashing

Shingle

 

 

 

 

Concrete Tile

Solatube Concrete Flashing with no domeSuitable for use with concrete tiled roofs with 160DS
Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS

 

 

Terracotta Tile

Solatube Terracotta Tile Flashing no domeSuitable for use with all Terracotta tiled roofs

 

 

Metal Trimdek Tile

Solatube Metal Trimdek Tile FlashingSuitable for use with ‘Trimdek’ style metal roofs with 160DS
Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS

 

 

Metal Corrugated

Solatube Metal Corrugated Flashing no domeSuitable for use with all typical Metal Corrugated roof types

Solatube Corrugated Flashing

Corrugated roofs

 

 

 

 

Universal Tile

* Patent #7,168,211

Solatube Universal Time FlashingUsed on any type of tiled roof in bush fire prone areas

Solatube Universal Tile Colour Flashing

Tile

 

 

 

 

Curb Mounted

Solatube Curb Mounted Flashing no domeUsed on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing for bush fire prone areas & non bush fire areas

Solatube Metal Curbmounted Flashing Colour

Metal

Solatube Standard Curb Mounted Flashing

Standard

 

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