250mm and 350mm diameter BBA Certified Solatube Brighten Up systems are ideal for residential use and smaller spaces in commercial applications.
The Solatube 160 DS is ideal for introducing daylight to areas up to 10 square metres such as bathrooms, dressing rooms, hallways, corridors and landings. Optional accessories include electric light-kit, electric daylight dimmer, bathroom ventilation and the widest range of ceiling fittings — including glass.
The Solatube 290 DS delivers around twice the light output of the Solatube 160 DS and is ideal for larger areas up to 18 square metres. Optional accessories for this system include electric light-kit and daylight dimmer system, as well as our full range of ceiling fittings.
All the benefits of the Brighten Up Series plus the Energy Care Optima enhancement is an option available for the Brighten Up Series to improve the thermal and acoustic properties of the Solatube Daylighting System to those of the Passive House standards.
Unrivalled daylight delivery all day long, all year long, plus thermal insulating properties achieving up to 0.5W/m2K; and Acoustic insulating properties to 49 Rw (dB)
530mm diameter for commercial applications such as offices, classrooms, healthcare, retail, factories, schools
740mm diameter systems for expansive areas such as sports halls, large storage facilities and distribution centres
Only Solatube® uses Fresnel lenses in the dome to refract light into the top of the tube, actively harvesting daylight into the system.
It also employs a simple reflector system, LightTracker™, to catch light that hits the dome from lower angles. In real terms, this could mean as much as twice as much light entering the top of the tube than on any other system.
This represents the surface area of the dome that collects and redirects sunlight. As a comparison, a clear dome with no lens on a typical 10 inch tube system has an EDCS of 78.5 square inches, as opposed to the 160 square inches of the Solatube® 160 DS
We offer a wide range of BBA approved, fully tested Solatube roof flashings ensure watertight performance and straight-forward installation for virtually any UK roof type and pitch.
In addition to the standard flat and pitched roof flashing kits, a number of bespoke flashings are available for more challenging roof types such as standing seam, metal roof tile, wall-mounted and sedum (green roofs)
These tubes are manufactured with a material called Spectralight® Infinity, the most reflective material in the world.
At 99.7% reflectivity, no other system will deliver as much light into your home. And even though some competitor systems boast figures of up to 98%, in a typical installation, this could mean that 30% of the original light volume is lost, compared to around 6% in a Solatube, while cheaper, flexible-duct systems would be losing around 90% of the original light.
With a choice of four diffuser styles, you’re guaranteed to find a design to complement your home.
Solatube diffusers not only distribute the light evenly around the room, they are double-glazed to ensure that they don’t heat the room up in summer or let heat out in the winter.
They are also UV shielded to help prevent fading of you carpet and furnishings.
Enhance your Solatube Kit with these optional extras.
The Electric light kit offers the convenience of a switched electric light for night time use and, because it integrates neatly into your Solatube Daylighting System, and reduces the need for two separate ceiling fixtures. The Electric Light kit requires (within the tube) a minimum install distance of 400mm.
At times, it may be necessary to reduce the amount of daylight entering a space. The Daylight Dimmer fits inside the Solatube and allows you to block out some or all of the daylight at the press of a switch.
Innovative and efficient, this kit integrates fully into your Solatube Daylighting System offering a neat, stylish solution for lighting and ventilating bathrooms or en-suites through one ceiling fitting.
The optional Electric Light kit can be combined to provide a truly multi-functional system and can be supplied with Vusion, OptiView diffuser or glass ceiling fittings. It is supplied with a pull cord switch and a fascia/soffit exit vent as standard.