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.
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.