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Solatube Brighten Up Daylighting System

After we designed our original residential daylighting system, we realized it had great potential for commercial applications like corridors, storage rooms and small offices. The Solatube Brighten Up Series is a line of tubular daylighting devices that features Raybender Technology, a patented optical innovation built into our rooftop domes. With it, our systems effectively capture the sun’s rays at the roof level, then transfer them indoors through our highly reflective Spectralight Infinity Tubing. They can be used individually to illuminate small areas or in multiple configurations to attain predictable lighting results for larger spaces. They also can be used to create specific architectural effects like wall washes and soffit lighting. The Brighten Up Series is a brilliant solution for medium spaces with ceiling heights up to 10 ft. 

Architectural and environmental integration

We believe everyone has a right to experience the benefits of natural daylight. But capturing and transmitting the sun’s rays indoors does have its difficulties. Shifting light patterns, solar heat gain, and glare are typical commercial daylighting concerns that can have a negative impact on building occupants. Fortunately, the use of progressive engineering and advanced technologies in our Solatube Daylighting Systems enables them to overcome these challenges. As a result, they provide highly predictable light output, design flexibility, and peace of mind while allowing you to meet your architectural and environmental objectives. Read below to learn more.

 

Architectural and environmental integrationOptical controllability

The Brighten Up Series selectively redirects, reflects and delivers the visible spectrum of daylight to interior spaces. At the same time, it filters out infrared wavelengths to reduce daytime cooling loads, minimizing costs associated with air conditioning units. It also prevents ultraviolet light from entering the building, which can damage interiors and fade furniture and fabrics. Using selective optics, our commercial daylighting systems can even maximize capture of low-angle rays of light from the sky’s horizon and reject overpowering, high-angle rays of light from the noontime, summer sun for optimal and controlled annual daylighting performance. The result is a robust system that optimizes daylight delivery for superior comfort and light control.

Superior transmissibility

Along with delivering the highest quality daylight possible, Solatube Daylighting Systems produce minimal color / spectral shift of light. Known as high Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM), this characteristic ensures consistent color temperature throughput and stable color rendition across the visible light spectrum over the course of the year. Our systems also boast unrivaled Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE). This means they deliver maximum light throughput for greater output and enhanced multi-story daylight delivery. In short, Solatube Daylighting Systems are the pinnacle of light output, color consistency and quality of light delivery.

Performance predictability

Performance predictabilityWhen using sunlight for commercial lighting design applications, you want your daylighting solution to perform as planned. Solatube tubular daylighting devices feature patented optical technologies that deliver extremely consistent daylighting, hour by hour and season by season. A Solatube Design Specialist can even provide you with IES Photometry and tools to assist you in your design process. Whatever your building type or need, we have the tools that let you customize lighting to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Effortless attainability

Getting a Solatube Daylighting System is effortless because we have distributors all around the globe. You can find a Solatube dealer in your area using the “dealer locator” tool at the top of this page.

Extraordinary adaptability

A building’s use can change over its lifetime. That’s why Solatube Daylighting Systems are designed for adaptability. When a building is reconfigured or modified, our tubular daylighting devices can change along with it. Fixtures can be swapped out and new Effect Lenses or lighting controls can be added or removed to customize a space. Or, if a remodel demands it, the tubing can be easily rerouted to a new location. With such extraordinary adaptability, Solatube Daylighting Systems can be adjusted to conform to your building needs now as well as those in the future.

Affordable sustainability

Solatube products are engineered to reduce environmental impact while providing energy-efficient lighting that nurtures building occupants. By utilizing Affordable sustainabilitysustainable natural daylight, our systems eliminate the need for electric lights during the day as well as the utility needed to generate that power. This minimizes a building’s carbon footprint by reducing environmental CO2 emissions.

From a financial perspective, Solatube Daylighting Systems make good sense because they are cost-effective and reduce maintenance costs. In fact, they often have lower installation costs than other fenestration products. The end result is high-performance, eco-friendly commercial lighting at a price that fits your budget. 

Engineered reliability

We engineer our tubular daylighting devices for reliability with leakproof flashings, self-cleaning domes and UV / IR screening. The result is a commercial daylighting solution that withstands inclement weather, requires little to no maintenance, and delivers bright, beautiful daylight to occupants for years to come, giving you ultimate peace of mind.

 

Occupant productivity

Occupant productivity

When sunlight is allowed to enter a building, the people occupying it—whether they are working, studying, shopping or living—tend to be happier, healthier and more productive. We believe everyone deserves to experience the benefits that bright, beautiful natural lighting has to offer. The sustainable lighting design of our commercial daylighting products enhances occupants’ functionality so they can work and live at the highest levels.

Product Selection Guide

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  • Roof Flashings
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160 DS / 160 DSe

160 DS / 160 DSe

290 DS / 290 DSe

290 DS / 290 DSe

160 DS

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.

160 DSe

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)
160 DS / 160 DSe