Specifications & Technical Details

SEE HOW YOU CAN INCORPORATE SOLATUBE INTO YOUR PROJECT

Posted by Chris Teel

  160 DS 290 DS
PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

TUBE SIZE (Diameter)

≈10 in ≈14 in

EFFECTIVE DAYLIGHT CAPTURING SURFACE (EDCS)

This represents the surface area of the dome that collects and redirects sunlight. For comparison, a clear dome with no lens on a typical 10-inch tube system has an EDCS of 78.5 square inches.
160 in² 290 in² 

LIGHT COVERAGE AREA

150-200 ft² 250-300 ft²

POTENTIAL TUBE LENGTH

20 ft+ 30 ft+
DIFFUSERS

CLASSIC VUSION

For outstanding light diffusion that artfully blends to the ceiling plane, select the Vusion diffuser. The fresh design harmonizes with most decor, yet provides the radiance of natural light.
   
ADD-ONS

EFFECT LENSES

Used with a diffuser or decorative fixture, the Effect Lens adjusts the light and offers choices to soften or warm the light color. 
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Natural (Clear) Effect Lens

Provides brilliant white, natural light.
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Warm Effect Lens**

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

Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect
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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.
   
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VENTILATION ADD-ON KIT

An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look. image description Roof Vent Cap sold separately. (See below)
   

LIGHT ADD-ON KIT

When equipped with a Light Add-On Kit, the Solatube Daylighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night time use.
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Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit

Our energy efficient fluorescent fixture uses one 26-watt lamp for the 160 DS. Use one or two fixtures for the 290 DS.
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Universal Light Add-On Kit w/ Medium Screw 3ase, 110V

Our universal fixture accepts fluorescent lamps, medium base 23-watt maximum, with a total maximum length of 4 3/4 in (120 mm) for the 160 DS and 290 DS. A 230V light kit is also available.
   
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DAYLIGHT DIMMER

Because you don't need 100% of the light 100% of the time, the innovative Solatube Daylight Dimmer™ easily controls the amount of daylight entering a room with the convenience of a switch. Our patented* variable butterfly baffle controls the light output.

image descriptionWorks with our Daylight Dimmer™ switch (sold separately)

   
FLASHINGS

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.

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NO PITCH

  • For roof pitches 0:12-3:12
  • Use on low pitched or flat roofs. Available in 4 in/100 mm or 6 in/150 mm heights.
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PITCHED

  • For roof pitches 4:12-12:12
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof.
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* Order metal root kit
   
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UNIVERSAL TILE

  • Pitched or no pitch models are available.
  • Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base.
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CURB MOUNTED

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ACCESSORIES
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SPECTRALIGHT® INFINITY EXTENSION TUBES

Extension tubes can be added in increments of 16 in/400 mm or 24 in/600 mm 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 30 ft/9 m.
   
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SPECTRALIGHT® INFINITY 0-90 DEGREE EXTEN5ION TUBE

The 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)
   
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FLASHING TURRET EXTENSIONS

Use 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 accommodate turret height. Available in 2 in/50 mm, 4 in/100 mm, 12 in/300 mm, 24 in/600 mm, 36 in/900 mm and 48 in/1200 mm sizes.
   
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FLASHING INSULATOR

This 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.
   
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DOME EDGE PROTECTION BAND

For use on Class A, B, or ะก roofs to maintain fire rating.
   
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SHOCK INNER DOME

High 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.
   
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DAYLIGHT DIMMER"' SWITCH

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