The world’s brightest sun tube system. More light for your home, guaranteed.
The world’s brightest sun tube system. More light for your home, guaranteed. Tubular Daylight Systems Brighter by design A Solarspot1 is the brightest daylight tube and will deliver more natural light to your home than any other system available on the market today. Whether it’s the dome on the roof, the extension tubes and angles or the ceiling diffuser, every component of a Solarspot is designed to ensure maximum efficiency, so that you get more daylight into your home. We are the only manufacturer to publish the efficiency figures for our daylight systems. An efficiency figure is the only way that you, as a customer, can compare products to judge which is the best for your home. Other companies choose not to make this information available we’ll leave you to reach your own conclusion why that is. We won’t make comparisons to numbers of light bulbs, or try to bamboozle you with lux and lumen figures. What we will do is guarantee that, like-for-like, a Solarspot will give you more daylight than any other sun tube system. Why you should chose Solarspot: ■ Fully guaranteed for 10 years ■ Independently tested ■ Maintenance free ■ No heat loss or heat gain ■ 99.7% reflective – the most efficient tubing in the world ■ Full range of accessories ■ DIY or dealer installed - installers nationwide ■ Patented technologies ■ UV protected - no yellow domes ■ £ for £, more light than any other system Brighten your home with the world’s brightest tubular daylight system – Guaranteed 250mm diameter tubular daylight system At only 250mm (10ins) in diameter, the Solarspot® D-25 daylighting system is designed to fit between the closest rafters or joists and yet will deliver an astonishing amount of light – up to 75% more than that of its nearest competitors and at least 10 times more than a larger diameter flexible-duct system. The Solarspot® D-25 is so efficient that it equals, and even out-shines, systems in the 300 to 350mm sector. The Solarspot® D-25 lights spaces up to 12sqm and is ideal for; ● Bathrooms and en suites ● Cloakrooms and shower rooms ● Corridors and lobbies ● Landings and hallways ● Dressing rooms and walk-in wardrobes The technical bit Diameter Efficiency Light Coverage Maximum recommended length 250mm - 10 inches 55% (source CSTB) 12m2 - 130 sq ft 6m - 19ft 375mm diameter tubular daylight system It’s official, in tests at the independent Building Research Establishment (BRE) the Solarspot D-38 left the competition in the shade. The tests demonstrated that the superior patented technologies of the Solarspot delivered efficiency levels of at least 57%. Compare this to those of the Sun Pipe (44%) and Solatube (40%) and the Solarspot D-38 is the clear choice for larger domestic installations like kitchens and living rooms. At 375mm (15ins) in diameter, the Solarspot® D-38 system is designed to fit between rafters or joists with a gap of 380mm or more, and will deliver significant levels of daylight for residential and commercial spaces. Due to its exceptional levels of daylight delivery, the Solarspot® D-38 is comparable, if not superior, to systems that have significantly larger diameters. The Solarspot® D-38 lights spaces up to 22sqm and is ideal for; ● Bedrooms ● Wider corridors ● Toilet areas and larger bathrooms ● Kitchens and living spaces ● Offices and study areas ● Workshops The technical bit Diameter Efficiency Light Coverage Maximum recommended length 375mm - 15 inches 57% (source BRE) 22m2 - 230 sq ft 11m - 36ft So what is a tubular daylight system? All tubular daylight systems, or ‘sun pipes’, are basically the same; a protective cover on the roof, a reflective tube of some description in the middle and a lens at the ceiling to spread the light. But the design and materials used for these components have a big impact on the amount of light that will be delivered. The difference between the best system and some lesser offerings can be as much as 2,000% more daylight. RIRTM Light Funnel Using patented prism technology to capture and direct more light into the tube. The dome Solarspot1 is the only system that is proven to have a dome that actually captures light and harvests it into the mouth of the tube. This is done with our RIR3 reflector which not only reflects direct light into the tube but also refracts light from the back of the dome to maximise the performance on overcast and cloudy days. Convas® condensation control lens Prevention against condensation and increasing thermal efficiency. 10 YEAR GUARANTEE Convas1 anti-condensation lens Just beneath the dome is a second lens that seals the top of the tube to protect against condensation and to provide additional thermal efficiency. VegaluxTM extension tubes Vegalux reflective tubing TM To ensure that the maximum amount of captured light is delivered to the room below, all of the extension and angled sections of a Solarspot system are made using Vegalux super-reflective tubing. At 99.7% reflectivity, it is the most reflective material in the world. 99.7% reflective tubing. No other system is as efficient or gives more daylight. Diffuser Solarspot diffusers are designed to fit neatly and inconspicuously into your ceiling whilst providing a barrier to any heat gain or loss, and distributing the daylight evenly around your room. They are also UV safe so you won’t get any fading of carpets or soft furnishings. Perlato Diffuser Evenly distributes the light whilst protecting from heat loss or gain and harmful UV rays. “The Solarspot daylight system has transformed a dark interior bathroom space into a room with as much light as any other room in the house that has an outside window.” Solarspot1 crystal dome and RIRTM light capture technology. Capturing more light into the dome so you get more light into your home. Overhead light Low-level light Over-cast days When the sun is directly overhead, the vast majority of the light passes straight through the clear top of the dome and into the tube. Direct light that hits the back of the dome is captured and reflected in by the RIR for maximum efficiency. At the beginning and end of the day, and during winter months, light hits the dome from a low angle. The RIR captures this light to ensure that the system is delivering the maximum performance all day long and throughout the year. The RIR also has the same effect when the dome is mounted on a northfacing roof, capturing light that is lost on other systems. On cloudy days, light hits the dome from all angles. Even light that hits the back of the dome is captured through refraction. Contrary to some websites, you can’t increase the light - we just capture more than other systems. The crystal dome and RIR lens combine to ensure that the maximum amount of light is captured regardless of the conditions helping to guarantee more light into your home than any other light pipe system. Vegalux reflective tubing In order to ensure that the maximum amount of light is delivered to the room below, you need the most reflective tubing. All Solarspot extension tubes are manufactured using Vegalux, the most reflective tubing in the world. At 99.7% reflective, no other material is more effective at transmitting light. This means that as the light is bouncing its way down the tube, only a tiny 0.3% of energy is lost each time it hits the surface. Compare this with a system that is only 98% efficient where at least 2% is lost. After only 20 bounces the 98% efficient tube will have lost around 33% of its light compared to around 6% in the Solarspot. Compare this to a flexible system and the light loss over a 2m length will be around 90%. Global Efficiency figures - the only comparison you can trust Solarspot residential systems are independently rated as 55% and 57% (D-25 & D-38). Independent tests of competitor systems include; Solatube 290DS 40%, Solatube 160DS 35%, Sunpipe 450 43%, Velux Suntunnel flexible system 3%, SolaSkylights flexible 1.5%. Source BRE UK & CSTB, France. What’s included in the kit All Solarspot systems are custom built using our modular system components so the kit that we supply is complete with everything you need. 10 YEAR GUARANTEE The starting point for your system will be the base kit which includes a top tube with crystal dome, RIR reflector and Convas lens and bottom tube with white ceiling ring and Perlato diffuser. It will also include the roof flashing to suit your roof type. We will then ask you to tell us the distance through your loft, or roof void, so that we can recommend the best arrangement of straight extensions and adjustable angles. Accessories & options 0-30, 0-60 & 0-90 degree angled extensions Avoid ceiling clutter and use your Solarspot to double up an electric light for night time use. The unit is suitable for any ES lamp rated up to 75w. For situations that require a more convoluted configuration these VegaluxTM adjustable angles allow for almost any installation to be possible whilst the 99.7% reflectivity ensures that minimal light is lost. x Integrated electric light kit Daylight dimmers This electrically operated unit fits into the Solarspot system to control the amount of light that is emitted. The damping blade is controlled by a wall mounted 230v switch. Manual blind (not illustrated) This manually operated unit is ideal for using with wall-mounted systems or those on sloping ceilings that can be easily reached. Leak-proof flashings Regardless of roof type, there’s a Solarspot® flashing to suit your roof. For pitched roofs flashings are available in parallel and angled versions to give you maximum light delivery. If you can tell us the pitch of your roof and the aspect we can recommend the best option. Rain channels direct water down and back onto the roof One-piece seamless flashing base for a guaranteed leak proof performance All flashings are formed as a single section and guaranteed leak-proof. 1. Spun aluminium flashing for flat roofs. 2. Angled flashing for slate roofs (parallel version also available). Foam perimeter strips resist driving wind and rain whilst also preventing bird and insect ingress Malleable self-adhesive weathering strip forms to tiles and holds the flashing base in place 3. Angled flashing for plain and interlocking tiles. 4. Parallel flashing for plain and interlocking tiles. 1. 2. 3. 4. Installation Authorised Solarspot® Installers We have a network of installers that cover the majority of the UK that can do the job for you. Simply call us and tell us your postcode and we’ll see who we have in your area. Local trades people and handymen Solarspot systems are straightforward to install and the work can usually be done by any professional tradesman, property maintenance company or handyman. We also offer a full telephone technical advice service so, even if your tradesman hasn’t fitted on before, we can advise them before they start. Why not do it yourself? Many competent DIY enthusiast opt to fit their Solarspot system themselves. The top and bottom sections are supplied as pre-assembled units and come with full fitting instructions. In most situations systems can normally be put in without any need for structural alterations. Please do be aware that you will need to get onto your roof to install this system. Delivering more light throughout your home than any other system… … and that’s our promise Call us today for information and prices 0333 772 0137 Calls to 03 numbers cost no more than a national rate call to an 01 or 02 number and count towards any inclusive minutes in the same way as 01 and 02 calls. Solarspot systems are distributed in the UK by Syneco Limited, Suite 138/A, The i:Centre, Howard Way, Newport Pagnell MK16 9PY T: 01908 299117 F: 01908 299124 www.solarspot.co.uk Tubular Daylight Systems
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