Brighten Up® Series
Solatube® 160 DS and 290 DS Daylighting Systems

Bring Every Room to Life

The Solatube 160 DS and 290 DS Daylighting Systems set 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.

Great for Bathrooms, Hallways, Kitchens, Great Rooms, Laundry Rooms, Home Offices, Dining Rooms & Closets.

  Daylighting System

 

 

 
Solatube
160 DSe
Solatube
160 DS
Solatube
290 DSe
Solatube
290 DS
Product Specifications        
Tube Size (Diameter)
approximate 10 in
(250 mm)
approximate 10 in
(250 mm)
approximate 14 in
(350 mm)
approximate 14 in
(350 mm)
EDCS (Effective Daylight Capturing Surface)
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
(1032 cm2)
160 in2
(1032 cm2)
290 in2
(1871 cm2)
290 in2
(1871 cm2)
Light Coverage Area
150-200 ft2
(14 - 19 m2)
150-200 ft2
(14 - 19 m2)
250-300 ft2
(23 - 28 m2)
250-300 ft2
(23 - 28 m2)
Potential Tube Length
20 ft+
(6 m +)
20 ft+
(6 m +)
30 ft+
(9 m+)
30 ft+
(9 m+)
Classic Diffusers
160 DS
160 DS
290 DS
290 DS
Opti Classic Vusion™*
For outstanding light diffusion that artfully blends to the ceiling plane, select the Vusion diffuser. The fresh design harmonizes with most décors, yet provides the radiance of natural light.
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NEW Glass Distractions Decorative Fixtures™
160 DSe
160 DS
290 DSe
290 DS
JustFrost
Simply stunning, JustFrost showcases sunlight in a clean, contemporary design.
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OptiView®*
The unique dazzling lens of OptiView delivers artful views of the sky.
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TierDrop
Cascading. Classic. Beautiful.
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AuroraGlo
When the room demands a design element, AuroraGlo commands attention.
   
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QuadraFrost
Deliver stunning daylight with symmetry and style. QuadraFrost can be arranged to complement or contrast the lines of any room.
   
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VividShade
The chic VividShade accents daylight with contemporary fabric.
   
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Add-Ons
160 DSe
160 DS
290 DSe
290 DS
 

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. Options include:

natural effect Natural (Clear) Effect Lens
Provides brilliant white natural daylight.
warm effect Warm Effect Lens**
Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.
soft Softening Effect Lens
Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.
warm soft effect 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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Vent Kit

Ventilation Add-On Kit
An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look. (Roof Vent Cap sold separately.)

Vent Kit Roof Vent Cap sold separately
(see below)
   
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Light Add-On Kit
When equipped with light add on kit, the Solatube Daylighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night time use.

Light Kit 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.
Light Kit Universal Light Add-On Kit with Medium Screw Base, 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 230 volt light kit is also available.
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Daylight Dimmer

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.

Daylight Dimmer Switch Works with our Daylight Dimmer switch (sold separately)


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Flashings
160 DSe
160 DS
290 DSe
290 DS

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
For Roof Pitches
0:12-3:12

No Pitch

  • Use on low pitched or flat roofs. Available in 4 in/100 mm or 6 in/150 mm heights.
  • Use 6 in/150 mm for areas prone to heavy snow loads.
Vusion Flat
   
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no pitch
For Roof Pitches
4:12-12:12

Pitched

  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof
Vusion Shingle
Vusion Shake/Slate
Vusion Metal*
*Order metal roof kit
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no pitch

Universal Tile

  • Pitched or no pitch models are available.
  • Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base.
Vusion Tile
Vusion Flat Tile
 
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no pitch

Curb Mounted

Vusion Standard
Vusion Metal
 
   
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Accessories
160 DSe
160 DS
290 DSe
290 DS
Extension Tubes

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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0-90 Extension

Spectralight® Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension 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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Turret Extensions

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.

Vusion
2 in/ 50 mm Turret Extension installed on a tile roof.

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Flashing Insulator

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 Ring

Dome Edge Protection Band
For use on Class A, B, or C roofs to maintain fire rating.

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Shock Inner Dome

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
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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Vent Kit

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.

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  *ENERGY STAR® qualified products and practices help you save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by meeting strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. EPA and U.S. DOE. The ENERGY STAR label also designates superior energy performance in homes and buildings.

Solatube International, Inc. is proud to offer our customers products with the ENERGY STAR label.

The Solatube 160 DS (10 in/250 mm Daylighting System) and the Solatube 290 DS (14 in/350 mm Daylighting System) with the Classic Vusion™ Diffuser or OptiView® Decorative Fixture are ENERGY STAR rated.