Day lighting series

Solatube® Brighten Up® Series Daylighting Systems are the cost-effective way to bring natural light to virtually any room of your home. These models feature our patented technology to deliver an Effective Daylight Capture Surface significantly higher than copycat products.

Product Specifications 160 DS 290 DS
Tube Size (Diameter) ≈ 250 ≈ mm
(10 in)
≈ 350 ≈ mm
(14 in)
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 250mm tube system has an EDCS of 78.5 square inches.
1032 cm2
(160 in2)
1871 cm2
(290 in2)
Light Coverage Area 14-19 m2
(150-200 ft2)
23-28 m2
(250-300 ft2)
Potential Tube Length 6 m +
(20 ft +)
9 m +
(30 ft +)
Bush Fire Kit (Click to download Manufacturers Statement) Yes Yes
Diffusers 160 DS 290 DS
Vusion Diffuser 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.
Yes Yes
OptiView Diffuser OptiView® Diffuser
Considered the ultimate in diffuser design, this technologically superior diffuser uses a Fresnel lens to deliver crystal clear daylight and a unique view of the sky.
Yes Yes
Designer Touches 160 DS 290 DS
Frosted Shade Frosted Shade
The Frosted Shade diffuser provides a clean contemporary look to any Solatube Daylighting System. The shade design provides a visual cutoff, producing a soothing comfortable light. The Frosted Shade can be optioned with either our OptiView® Diffuser or Vusion™ Diffuser.
Yes Yes
Stainless-Tone Trim Stainless-Tone Trim
Designed to complement any modern design, the Stainless-Tone Trim adds the visual edge to our Solatube Daylighting System. The Stainless-Tone Trim is designed to coordinate with metal-finished fixtures. The Stainless-Tone Trim can be optioned with either our OptiView® Diffuser or Vusion™ Diffuser.
Yes Yes
Effect Lenses
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 Natural (Clear) Effect Lens
Provides brilliant white natural daylight. This lens comes standard.
Warm Effect Lens Warm Effect Lens
Enhances natural daylight by warming the light creating a color comparable to incandescent bulbs (available Q4 2007).
Softening Effect Lens Softening Effect Lens
Creates a subtle, softer natural lighting effect.
Warm Softening Effect Lens Warm Softening Effect Lens
Similar to the Warm Effect Lens, but a softer glowing effect (available Q4 2007).
Yes Yes
Ventilation Add-On Kit Ventilation Add-On Kit
An integrated fan and lens design provides an attractive look.
Roof Vent CapRoof Vent Cap sold separately
(see below)
Additional Motor Booster Kit Additional Motor Booster Kit
is also available
(see below)
Light Add-On Kit Light Add-On Kit
When equipped with a Light Add-On Kit, the Solatube Day lighting System provides the convenience of a switched light for night use, all in one versatile illumination system. The Light Add-on Kit accepts a 75 watt incandescent lamp or a 26 watt compact fluorescent lamp.
Yes Yes
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)

* Patent #7,082,726
Yes Yes
Flashings 160 DS 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 No Pitch
  • Use on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing system
    For Roof Pitches 0:12-3:12
Yes Yes
  • Provides a horizontal opening on a sloped roof
    For Roof Pitches 4:12-12:12
*Order metal roof kit
Yes Yes
Concrete Tile Concrete Tile
  • Suitable for use with concrete tiled roofs with 160DS
    Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS
Terracotta Tile Terracotta Tile
  • Suitable for use with all Terracotta tiled roofs
Yes Yes
Metal Trimdek Tile Metal Trimdek Tile
  • Suitable for use with 'Trimdek' style metal roofs with 160DS
  • Universal tile flashing used for concrete roofs and the 290DS
Metal Corrugated Metal Corrugated
  • Suitable for use with all typical Metal Corrugated roof types
Corrugated roofs
Corrugated roofs
Yes Yes
Universal Tile Universal Tile
* Patent #7,168,211
  • Used on any type of tiled roof in bush fire prone areas

Yes Yes
Curb Mounted Curb Mounted
  • Used on low pitched or flat roofs in conjunction with over flashing for bush fire prone areas & non bush fire areas


Accessories 160 DS 290 DS
Spectralight Infinity Extension Tubes Spectralight® Infinity Extension Tubes
Extension tubes can be added in increments of 400 mm/16 in or 600 mm/24 in 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 9 m/30 ft m.
Yes Yes
Spectralight Infinity 0-90 Degree Extension Tube 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)
Yes Yes
Flashing 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 accomodate turret height. These are made to order as required

2 in/ 50 mm Turret Extension installed on a tile roof.
Yes Yes
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.
Yes Yes
Dome Edge Protection Band Dome Edge Protection Band
For use on Class A, B, or C roofs to maintain fire rating.
Yes Yes
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.
Yes Yes
Daylight Dimmer Switch Daylight Dimmer™ Switch
Daylight Dimmer Switch Kit includes DPDT switch, wall plate and 4.5 m /15 ft of cable. Multiple Daylight Dimmers can be controlled by one switch.
Yes Yes
Motor Booster Kit for Ventilation Add-On Kit 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 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.