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Product Specifications

Tube Size (Diameter)

  • Solatube® 160 DS
    ≈10 in
  • Solatube® 290 DS
    ≈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.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
    160 in2
  • Solatube® 290 DS
    290 in2

Light Coverage Area

  • Solatube® 160 DS
    150-200 ft2
  • Solatube® 290 DS
    250-300 ft22

Potential Tube Length

  • Solatube® 160 DS
    20 ft+
  • Solatube® 290 DS
    30 ft+

Diffusers

  • For outstanding light diffusion that artfully blends to the ceiling plane, select the Vusion diffuser

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.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - JustFrost

JustFrost

Simply stunning, JustFrost showcases sunlight in a clean, contemporary design.

  • Solatube® 160 DS/ISn
  • Solatube® 290 DS/ISn
  • The unique dazzling lens of Optiview delivers artful views of the sky in a low-profile design.

OptiView

The unique dazzling lens of Optiview delivers artful views of the sky in a low-profile design.

  • Solatube® 160 DS/ISn
  • Solatube® 290 DS/ISn
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - TierDrop

TierDrop

The low-profile TierDrop features a beautiful, cascading design for a classic look.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - AuroraGlo

AuroraGlo

When the room demands a design element, AuroraGlo commands attention.

  • Solatube® 160 DS/ISn
  • Solatube® 290 DS/ISn
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - Square JustFrost

Square JustFrost

Clean and contemporary.

  • Solatube® 160 DS/ISn
  • Solatube® 290 DS/ISn
Only Compatible with Solatube® Square Systems.
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - Square OptiView

Square OptiView

Dazzling sky-view lens in a square design.

  • Solatube® 160 DS/ISn
  • Solatube® 290 DS/ISn
Only Compatible with Solatube® Square Systems

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.
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons Natural

Natural (Clear) Effect Lens

Provides brilliant white, natural light.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons for Warming

Warm Effect Lens**

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

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
**Warm Effect Lens and Warm Softening Effect Lens not available with AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons for Softening

Softening Effect Lens

Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • Solatube Lighting add-ons - Warming and Softening

Warm Softening Effect Lens**

Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect. Not available for AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
**Warm Effect Lens and Warm Softening Effect Lens not available with AuroraGlo or QuadraFrost.

Ventilation Add-On Kit

An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look. Roof Vent Cap sold separately.

  • the solar guys Ventilation Add On Kit
    Ventilation Fixture
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
Light Add-On Kit
When equipped with a LED Light Add-On Kit, the Solatube® Daylighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night time use.
  • the solar guys universal light

LED Light Add-On Kit w/ Medium Screw 3ase, 110V

Our maximum energy efficient LED fixture uses one dimmable 14-watt lamp for the 160 DS. Use one or two fixtures for the 290 DS

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys 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. Works with our Daylight Dimmer switch (sold separately).

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS

Flashings

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.

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.
  • Use on low pitched or flat roofs
    Flat
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS

Pitches

  • For roof pitches 4:12-12:12
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof.
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof.
    Shingle
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof.
    Shake/Slate
  • flashing pitched metal
    Metal*
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
*Order metal root kit

Universal Tile

  • Pitched or no pitch models are available.
  • Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base.
  • Universal Tile Solatube 160 DS
    Tile
  • Flat Tile
    Flat Tile
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS

Curb Cap

Curb cap is designed for use on all roof curbs for all roof types. Integrates with any pre-built wood or manufactured metal curb.

  • Curb cap is designed for use on all roof curbs for all roof types
    Mounted
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS

Accessories

  • the solar guys spectra light

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 without any significant light quantity or quality loss.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys 0 to 90 degree extension tubes

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 adapter design, the 0-90 Degree Extension tube provides the superior performance that flexible tubes can’t match. (Available in 23″ length)

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys spectra light

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 sizes:

  • 2 in/50 mm
  • 4 in/100 mm
  • 12 in/300 mm
  • 24 in/600 mm
  • 36 in/900 mm
  • 48 in/1200 mm
  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys 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.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys dome edge protection band

Dome Edge Protection Band

For use on Class A, B, or С roofs to maintain fire rating.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys 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.

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS
  • the solar guys daylight dimmer

Daylight Dimmer Switch

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

  • Solatube® 160 DS
  • Solatube® 290 DS

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Baker, Duval & Nassau Counties

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