The Energy Care Optima enhancement is an option available for the BBA Certified Solatube Brighten Up Series (pitched or flat roof) to enhance the thermal and acoustic properties of the Solatube Daylighting System to those of Passive House standard.
Combine the Brighten Up Series with our Energy Care Optima enhancement for even better thermal & acoustic properties
U-value as low as 0.5W/m²K Improved acoustic efficiency
Meets passive house standards
5 additional components
Available for pitched & flat roofs 1
99.7% reflective tube material
Up to 15 sqm light coverage
The above innovations combined with the efficiency of the Brighten Up series systems lead the SolaTube Energy Care Optima to victory at the 2016 Build It Awards for Innovation in Insulation.
Included in the Kits ...
Double-glazed, polycarbonate (TpA rated) roof dome
Insulated roof flashing: twin-skinned upstand + flashing insulator (flat or pitched versions available)
Extension tubes (quantity as specified)
Two 0-30° adjustable angle adaptors (top and bottom sections)
Internal climate control lens
Double-glazed Vusion Diffuser
Solatube 160DS U-value = 0.5 W/m²K Acoustic value = 48 dB (Rw)
Light output (lumen) - Average 2228 Max 4086 - Lamp equivalent (subject to daylight conditions) - 50-220 watts
Solatube 290DS U-value = 0.7 W/m²K Acoustic value = 49 dB (Rw)
Light output (lumen) - Average 4541 Max 8193 - Lamp equivalent (subject to daylight conditions) - 100-450 watts
At roof level …
The Solatube inner dome, insulated flashing and flashing insulator combine to provide greater insulation at roof level.
In the tube …
The Solatube Climate Control Lens provides additional compartmentalisation to minimize air movement, and the multi-layer foil to BS/EN 12667 & ISO8302 (0.0345W/m2K) ensures the tube is highly insulated.
At diffuser level …
The Solatube Vusion ceiling diffuser is already double-glazed by means of the Effect Lens situated just above it.