July 18, 2024

Brighten Up Series – Commercial Skylights

After we designed our original residential daylighting system, we realized it had great potential for commercial applications like corridors, storage rooms and small offices. The Solatube Brighten Up Series is a line of tubular daylighting devices that features Raybender Technology, a patented optical innovation built into our rooftop domes. With it, our systems effectively capture the sun’s rays at the roof level, then transfer them indoors through our highly reflective Spectralight Infinity Tubing. They can be used individually or in multiple configurations to attain predictable lighting results in interior areas. They also can be used to create specific architectural effects like wall washes and soffit lighting. The Brighten Up Series is a brilliant solution for medium spaces with ceiling heights up to 10 ft.

Architectural and environmental integration

We believe everyone has a right to experience the benefits of natural daylight. But capturing and transmitting the sun’s rays indoors does have its difficulties. Shifting light patterns, solar heat gain, and glare are typical commercial daylighting concerns that can have a negative impact on building occupants. Fortunately, the use of progressive engineering and advanced technologies in our Solatube Daylighting Systems enables them to overcome these challenges. As a result, they provide highly predictable light output, design flexibility, and peace of mind while allowing you to meet your architectural and environmental objectives. Read below to learn more.

Optical controllability

The Brighten Up Series selectively redirects, reflects and delivers the visible spectrum of daylight to interior spaces. At the same time, it filters out infrared wavelengths to reduce daytime cooling loads, minimizing costs associated with air conditioning units. It also prevents ultraviolet light from entering the building, which can damage interiors and fade furniture and fabrics. Using selective optics, our commercial daylighting systems can even maximize capture of low-angle rays of light from the sky’s horizon and reject overpowering, high-angle rays of light from the noontime, summer sun for optimal and controlled annual daylighting performance with minimal glare and a consistent light distribution pattern. The result is a robust system that optimizes daylight delivery for superior comfort and light control.

Superior transmission

Along with delivering the highest quality daylight possible, Solatube Daylighting Systems produce minimal color / spectral shift of light. Known as high Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM), this characteristic ensures consistent color temperature throughput in the daylight delivered through the system and stable color rendition of interior surfaces across the visible light spectrum over the course of the year. Our systems also boast unrivaled Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE). This means they minimize seasona variations and deliver maximum light throughput for greater output and enhanced multi-story daylight delivery. In short, Solatube Daylighting Systems are the pinnacle of light output, color consistency and quality of light delivery.

Extraordinary adaptability

A building’s use can change over its lifetime. That’s why Solatube Daylighting Systems are designed for adaptability. When a building is reconfigured or modified, our tubular daylighting devices can change along with it. Fixtures can be swapped out and new Effect Lenses or lighting controls can be added or removed to customize a space. Or, if a renovation demands it, the tubing can be easily rerouted to a new location. With such extraordinary adaptability, Solatube Daylighting Systems can be adjusted to conform to your building needs now as well as those in the future.

Performance predictability

When using sunlight for commercial lighting design applications, you want your daylighting solution toperform as planned.Solatube Daylighting Systems feature patented optical technologies that deliver extremely consistent daylighting, hour by hour and season by season. A Solatube Daylighting Expert can even provide you with IES Photometry and tools to assist you in your design process. Whatever your building type or need, we have the tools that let you customize your solution to achieve your aesthetic goals.

Affordable sustainability

Solatube products are engineered to reduce environmental impact while providing energy-efficient lighting that nurtures building occupants. By utilizing sustainable natural daylight, our systems eliminate the need for electric lights during the day as well as the utility needed to generate that power. This minimizes a building’s carbon footprint by reducing environmental CO2 emissions.

From a financial perspective, Solatube Daylighting Systems make sense because they are cost-effective andreduce maintenance costs associatedwith electric lighting. In fact, they oftenhave lower installation costs than otherfenestration products. The end result is high-performance, eco-friendly commercial lighting at a price that fits your budget.

Effortless attainability

Getting a Solatube Daylighting System is effortless because we have distributors all around the globe that are factory trained in all aspects of the product, from initial design through final installation. You can find a Solatube Daylighting Expert in your area using the “locator” tool at the top or bottom of this page.

Engineered reliability

We engineer our tubular daylighting devices for reliability with leakproof flashings and curb caps, self-cleaning domes and UV / IR screening. The result is a commercial daylighting solution that withstands inclement weather, requires little to no maintenance, and delivers bright, beautiful daylight to occupants for years to come, giving you ultimate peace of mind.

Occupant productivity

When sunlight is allowed to enter a building through Solatube Daylighting Systems, the people occupying it tend to be happier, healthier and more productive. Research has shown that daylighting improves productivity, increases employee retention, reduces absenteeism, and improves students test scores. We believe everyone deserves to experience the benefits that bright, beautiful natural lighting has to offer. The sustainable lighting design of our commercial daylighting products enhances occupants’ functionality so they can work and live at the highest levels.