Perfecting sunlight through invention with Solatube
We didn’t invent the sun. We just improved it. Solatube Daylighting Systems are engineered to efficiently capture the sun’s rays and pipe them into your home. The result is brighter, more colorful rooms that cost nothing to light. And because installation can usually be done in about two hours with no structural changes, it’s the fastest and simplest solution to a more beautiful home.
More natural light
Sunlight in your home can transform a dark room into one that is bright and full of natural light. It can also highlight textures, and bring out the vibrant colors of your furniture. And that’s a beautiful thing.
Solatube flashings are ingenious little devils. Engineered to work with all roof types—including shingle, slate, tile and metal—their seamless, one-piece steel construction eliminates the possibility of leaks. Plus, their circular design allows rain and debris to bypass the rooftop dome, making them virtually maintenance-free.
Quick, easy installation
Traditional skylights can take days to install. Solatube Daylighting Systems take just a couple of hours, thanks to our patented fastening and tube telescoping system. Attic obstructions aren’t a problem either. Our angle adapters and extension tubing make it easy to skirt around rafters and joists for quick, easy installation.
Reduced energy use
We all love free stuff. With an energy-efficient Solatube Daylighting System, you can light your home for free during the day using no-cost sunlight. That means you can spend less on electricity and more on you.
No structural changes
We like to keep things simple. That’s why our Solatube Daylighting Systems require no structural changes during installation. Rather than cutting into obstacles like rafters and joists, our products are designed to go around them.
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.
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)
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.
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)
Light Add-On Kit
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.
Our daylighting systems don’t just deliver sunlight to interiors. They do it with style. Our Solatube Decorative Fixtures enhance the look of any interior with options that range from practical to elegant to dazzling. For even more customization, our specially designed Effect Lenses let you select the specific light color and intensity. It all adds up to maximum output with maximum flexibility.
Choose your effect
Solatube Effect Lenses can be paired with one of our Decorative Fixtures or Diffusers to alter the light color, intensity or both. Whatever your preference, we have an option that lets you achieve just the look you want.