Tube Size (Diameter)
Solatube 160DEe, 160DS: ≈10 in (250 mm)
Solatube 290DSe, 290DS:
≈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.
Solatube 160DEe, 160DS: 160in2 (1032 cm2)
Solatube 290DSe, 290DS: 290 in2 (1871 cm2)
Light Coverage Area
Solatube 160DEe, 160DS: 150 - 200 ft2 (14 - 19 m2)
Solatube 290DSe, 290DS: 250 - 300 ft2 (23 - 28 m2)
150 - 200 ft2
(14 - 19 m2)
250 - 300 ft2
(23 - 28 m2)
30% Federal Tax Credit Eligible
Solatube eChoice products exceed the performance standards established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 that require skylight products to meet a maximum U-Factor rating of 0.30 and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) of 0.30. For more information visit our Federal Tax Credit Information Center
(Available on Solatube 160DSe and 290DSe models only)
Potential Tube Length
Solatube 160DEe, 160DS: 20 ft+ (6 m+)
Solatube 290DSe, 290DS: 30 ft+ (9 m+)
The following accessories are available for all Brighten Up Series Solatubes.
Classic Vusion™ Diffuser
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.
NEW Glass Distractions Decorative Fixtures™
Simply stunning, JustFrost showcases sunlight in a clean, contemporary design.
The unique dazzling lens of OptiView delivers artful views of the sky.
Cascading. Classic. Beautiful.
When the room demands a design element, AuroraGlo commands attention.
Deliver stunning daylight with symmetry and style. QuadraFrost can be arranged to complement or contrast the lines of any room.
The chic VividShade accents daylight with contemporary fabric.
Used with a diffuser, the Effect Lens adjusts the light and offers choices to soften or warm the light color. Options include:
Natural (Clear) Effect Lens
Provides brilliant white natural daylight. This lens comes standard.
Warm Effect Lens
Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs.
Softening Effect Lens
Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.
Warm Softening Effect Lens
Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect.
Ventilation Add-On Kit
An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look. (Roof Vent Cap sold separately.)
Roof Vent Cap sold separately (see below)
Additional Motor Booster Kit is also available (see below)
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.
Compact Fluorescent Light Add-On Kit
Add a compact fluorescent fixture to use the Solatube Daylighting System as a recessed light fixture at night. Accepts (1) 26-watt compact fluorescent lamp (GX24q-3 Base, 26W 4-pin). Meets California Title 24 bath light requirements. (2) fixtures may be used with the 290 DS.
Universal Light Add-On Kit with Medium Screw Base, 110V
Add on a light fixture to use the Solatube Daylighting Device as a recessed light fixture at night. The 160 DS Light Add-On Kit accepts (1) 100-watt lamp. The 290 DS Light Add-On Kit accepts (2) 100-watt lamps. Up to 26-watt compact fluorescent lamps may be substituted.
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)
* Patent #7,082,726
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.
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 6 in/150 mm for areas prone to heavy snow loads and on commercial roofs.
For Roof Pitches 4:12-12:12
- Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof
Metal (order metal roof kit)
- Patent #7,168,211
- Pitched or no pitch models are available.
- Use standard pitched or standard no pitch flashing as a base.
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.
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)
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 accomodate 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.
2 in/ 50 mm Turret Extension installed on a tile roof.
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.
Dome Edge Protection Band
For use on Class A, B, or C roofs to maintain fire rating.
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.
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.
Motor Booster Kit for Ventilation Add-On Kit
Ventilation Booster Motor Kit. Use with Ventilation Add-On Kit when extended duct requires additional air velocity.
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.