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Brighten Up Series - Roof Dome 

Solatube Brighten Up Roof Dome
A unique filter helps keep the dome free of condensation. 
Controlled Light Delivery For Visual Comfort 
 
Intelligent, light-capturing technologies incorporated in the Solatube roof dome help control light delivery to prevent potential glare during summer months, whilst maximizing light capture all year round. Fresnel lenses control light transfer to ensure more consistent daylight delivery levels all day long, all year long.  
 
Choice of Polycarbonate or Acrylic Roof Dome 
 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Solatube acrylic Tp(b) rated roof domes are supplied as standard for all domestic applications unless otherwise specified. Sometimes referred to as PMMA, acrylic is stronger than glass and guaranteed against discolouration. Solatube acrylic domes are injection moulded for superior strength. 
 
Our polycarbonate and acrylic domes are fully interchangeable with each other. 
 
The curved shape of the roof dome ensures that its surface is cleaned by the elements so it is completely maintenance-free.  
Raybender 3000 Technology 
 
This patented technology consists of a series of Fresnel lenses moulded into the dome. They are located at critical locations inside the dome to redirect the daylight into the tube aperture at the steepest possible angle. This results in excellent light transfer even when the sun is low in the sky in the early morning, evening and during winter months. This technology ensures the Solatube roof dome will actively harvest much more light than a clear dome or a flat glass panel throughout the day. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
For north-facing or wall-mounted applications, we supply our patented LightTracker Reflector to deliver even more light into the tube. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
Solatube Polycarbonate dome 
Tp(a) rated, BBA Certified 
Solatube Acrylic dome 
Tp(b) rated 
INSTALLATION 
Supplied as standard for all commercial and 
public buildings. No restrictions apply. 
Supplied as standard for domestic buildings. Some restrictions may apply to roof position or if multiples systems are installed together. 
RATING 
Tp(a) fire rated*– does not sustain a flame and will self-extinguish. 
Tp(b) fire rated – does not self-extinguish. 
MANUFACTURING METHOD 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV  
inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
STRENGTH 
Superior strength – stronger than acrylic and significantly stronger than glass. 
Less impact resistant than polycarbonate, but stronger than glass. 
LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE 
Light transmittance 95%*. 
Light transmittance greater than polycarbonate. 
CLARITY 
Guaranteed against excessive discolouration. 
Guaranteed against discolouration. 
SUSTAINABILITY 
Recyclable. 
Recyclable. 
APPROVALS 
BBA Certificate*, Home Office approved. 
 
* BBA Certificate 08/4597 
For further information, please see contact us or, for regulatory advice, see B4 Fire safety: Approved Document B on the government planning portal.  
Both the Solatube acrylic and polycarbonate roof domes are fully impact tested and proven to be completely fit-for-purpose for all weather conditions. A correctly installed Solatube roof dome will not disappear in a high wind, nor allow water ingress during wet weather. The systems are designed to support an imposed snow load of 1.1 kN. 
 
But not all systems on the market are as high quality and robust … 
The left hand image below shows a competitor product that has suffered considerable damage following a hail storm. This Italian-manufactured product, which is available in the UK, has a vacuum formed acrylic dome. Vacuum-forming uses sheet material that is then stretched over a mould. This process produces thinner - and thus weaker - areas of the dome wall, thus rendering the dome susceptible to damage – especially during cold weather when the material becomes more brittle. 
 
To avoid potential damage we strongly recommend specification of injection moulded domes that use a material over 3mm thick throughout. 
Vaccum Formed Sun Tunnel
Vacuum formed 
Injection Moulded Sun Tunnel
Injection moulded  
With a U-value of 1.3 Wm²K, Solatube Daylighting Systems have excellent thermal and acoustic insulating qualities - this is better than many double-glazed windows. For even greater thermal/acoustic insulation up to 0.5 Wm²K please see our award-winning Energy Care Optima enhancement upgrade.  
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Solatube Brighten Up Roof Dome
A unique filter helps keep the dome free of condensation. 
Controlled light delivery for visual comfort... 
Intelligent, light-capturing technologies incorporated in the Solatube roof dome help control light delivery to prevent potential glare during summer months, whilst maximizing light capture all year round. Fresnel lenses control light transfer to ensure more consistent daylight delivery levels all day long, all year long.  
 
Choice of Polycarbonate or Acrylic Roof Dome 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Solatube acrylic Tp(b) rated roof domes are supplied as standard for all domestic applications unless otherwise specified. Sometimes referred to as PMMA, acrylic is stronger than glass and guaranteed against discolouration. Solatube acrylic domes are injection moulded for superior strength. 
 
Our polycarbonate and acrylic domes are fully interchangeable with each other. 
 
The curved shape of the roof dome ensures that its surface is cleaned by the elements so it is completely maintenance-free.  
Raybender 3000 Technology 
This patented technology consists of a series of Fresnel lenses moulded into the dome. They are located at critical locations inside the dome to redirect the daylight into the tube aperture at the steepest possible angle. This results in excellent light transfer even when the sun is low in the sky in the early morning, evening and during winter months. This technology ensures the Solatube roof dome will actively harvest much more light than a clear dome or a flat glass panel throughout the day. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
For north-facing or wall-mounted applications, we supply our patented LightTracker Reflector to deliver even more light into the tube. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
Solatube Polycarbonate dome 
Tp(a) rated, BBA Certified 
Solatube Acrylic dome 
Tp(b) rated 
INSTALLATION 
Supplied as standard for all commercial and 
public buildings. No restrictions apply. 
Supplied as standard for domestic buildings. Some restrictions may apply to roof position or if multiples systems are installed together. 
RATING 
Tp(a) fire rated*– does not sustain a flame and will self-extinguish. 
Tp(b) fire rated – does not self-extinguish. 
MANUFACTURING METHOD 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV  
inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
STRENGTH 
Superior strength – stronger than acrylic and significantly stronger than glass. 
Less impact resistant than polycarbonate, but stronger than glass. 
LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE 
Light transmittance 95%*. 
Light transmittance greater than polycarbonate. 
CLARITY 
Guaranteed against excessive discolouration. 
Guaranteed against discolouration. 
SUSTAINABILITY 
Recyclable. 
Recyclable. 
APPROVALS 
BBA Certificate*, Home Office approved. 
 
* BBA Certificate 08/4597 
For further information, please see contact us or, for regulatory advice, see B4 Fire safety: Approved Document B on the government planning portal.  
Both the Solatube acrylic and polycarbonate roof domes are fully impact tested and proven to be completely fit-for-purpose for all weather conditions. A correctly installed Solatube roof dome will not disappear in a high wind, nor allow water ingress during wet weather. The systems are designed to support an imposed snow load of 1.1 kN. 
 
But not all systems on the market are as high quality and robust … 
The left hand image below shows a competitor product that has suffered considerable damage following a hail storm. This Italian-manufactured product, which is available in the UK, has a vacuum formed acrylic dome. Vacuum-forming uses sheet material that is then stretched over a mould. This process produces thinner - and thus weaker - areas of the dome wall, thus rendering the dome susceptible to damage – especially during cold weather when the material becomes more brittle. 
 
To avoid potential damage we strongly recommend specification of injection moulded domes that use a material over 3mm thick throughout. 
Vaccum Formed Sun Tunnel
Vacuum formed 
Injection Moulded Sun Tunnel
Injection moulded  
With a U-value of 1.3 Wm²K, Solatube Daylighting Systems have excellent thermal and acoustic insulating qualities - this is better than many double-glazed windows. For even greater thermal/acoustic insulation up to 0.5 Wm²K please see our award-winning Energy Care Optima enhancement upgrade.  
 
Solatube Brighten Up Roof Dome
A unique filter helps keep the dome free of condensation. 
Controlled light delivery for visual comfort... 
Intelligent, light-capturing technologies incorporated in the Solatube roof dome help control light delivery to prevent potential glare during summer months, whilst maximizing light capture all year round. Fresnel lenses control light transfer to ensure more consistent daylight delivery levels all day long, all year long.  
 
Choice of Polycarbonate or Acrylic Roof Dome 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Solatube acrylic Tp(b) rated roof domes are supplied as standard for all domestic applications unless otherwise specified. Sometimes referred to as PMMA, acrylic is stronger than glass and guaranteed against discolouration. Solatube acrylic domes are injection moulded for superior strength. 
 
Our polycarbonate and acrylic domes are fully interchangeable with each other. 
 
The curved shape of the roof dome ensures that its surface is cleaned by the elements so it is completely maintenance-free.  
 
Raybender 3000 Technology 
This patented technology consists of a series of Fresnel lenses moulded into the dome. They are located at critical locations inside the dome to redirect the daylight into the tube aperture at the steepest possible angle. This results in excellent light transfer even when the sun is low in the sky in the early morning, evening and during winter months. This technology ensures the Solatube roof dome will actively harvest much more light than a clear dome or a flat glass panel throughout the day. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
For north-facing or wall-mounted applications, we supply our patented LightTracker Reflector to deliver even more light into the tube. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
Solatube Polycarbonate dome 
Tp(a) rated, BBA Certified 
Solatube Acrylic dome 
Tp(b) rated 
INSTALLATION 
Supplied as standard for all commercial and 
public buildings. No restrictions apply. 
Supplied as standard for domestic buildings. Some restrictions may apply to roof position or if multiples systems are installed together. 
RATING 
Tp(a) fire rated*– does not sustain a flame and will self-extinguish. 
Tp(b) fire rated – does not self-extinguish. 
MANUFACTURING METHOD 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV  
inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
STRENGTH 
Superior strength – stronger than acrylic and significantly stronger than glass. 
Less impact resistant than polycarbonate, but stronger than glass. 
LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE 
Light transmittance 95%*. 
Light transmittance greater than polycarbonate. 
CLARITY 
Guaranteed against excessive discolouration. 
Guaranteed against discolouration. 
SUSTAINABILITY 
Recyclable. 
Recyclable. 
APPROVALS 
BBA Certificate*, Home Office approved. 
 
* BBA Certificate 08/4597 
For further information, please see contact us or, for regulatory advice, see B4 Fire safety: Approved Document B on the government planning portal.  
Both the Solatube acrylic and polycarbonate roof domes are fully impact tested and proven to be completely fit-for-purpose for all weather conditions. A correctly installed Solatube roof dome will not disappear in a high wind, nor allow water ingress during wet weather. The systems are designed to support an imposed snow load of 1.1 kN. 
 
But not all systems on the market are as high quality and robust … 
The left hand image below shows a competitor product that has suffered considerable damage following a hail storm. This Italian-manufactured product, which is available in the UK, has a vacuum formed acrylic dome. Vacuum-forming uses sheet material that is then stretched over a mould. This process produces thinner - and thus weaker - areas of the dome wall, thus rendering the dome susceptible to damage – especially during cold weather when the material becomes more brittle. 
 
To avoid potential damage we strongly recommend specification of injection moulded domes that use a material over 3mm thick throughout. 
Vaccum Formed Sun Tunnel
Vacuum formed 
Injection Moulded Sun Tunnel
Injection moulded  
With a U-value of 1.3 Wm²K, Solatube Daylighting Systems have excellent thermal and acoustic insulating qualities - this is better than many double-glazed windows. For even greater thermal/acoustic insulation up to 0.5 Wm²K please see our award-winning Energy Care Optima enhancement upgrade.  
Solatube Brighten Up Roof Dome
A unique filter helps keep the dome free of condensation. 
Controlled light delivery for visual comfort... 
Intelligent, light-capturing technologies incorporated in the Solatube roof dome help control light delivery to prevent potential glare during summer months, whilst maximizing light capture all year round. Fresnel lenses control light transfer to ensure more consistent daylight delivery levels all day long, all year long.  
 
Choice of Polycarbonate or Acrylic Roof Dome 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Solatube acrylic Tp(b) rated roof domes are supplied as standard for all domestic applications unless otherwise specified. Sometimes referred to as PMMA, acrylic is stronger than glass and guaranteed against discolouration. Solatube acrylic domes are injection moulded for superior strength. 
 
Our polycarbonate and acrylic domes are fully interchangeable with each other. 
 
The curved shape of the roof dome ensures that its surface is cleaned by the elements so it is completely maintenance-free.  
 
Raybender 3000 Technology 
This patented technology consists of a series of Fresnel lenses moulded into the dome. They are located at critical locations inside the dome to redirect the daylight into the tube aperture at the steepest possible angle. This results in excellent light transfer even when the sun is low in the sky in the early morning, evening and during winter months. This technology ensures the Solatube roof dome will actively harvest much more light than a clear dome or a flat glass panel throughout the day. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
For north-facing or wall-mounted applications, we supply our patented LightTracker Reflector to deliver even more light into the tube. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
Solatube Polycarbonate dome 
Tp(a) rated, BBA Certified 
Solatube Acrylic dome 
Tp(b) rated 
INSTALLATION 
Supplied as standard for all commercial and 
public buildings. No restrictions apply. 
Supplied as standard for domestic buildings. Some restrictions may apply to roof position or if multiples systems are installed together. 
RATING 
Tp(a) fire rated*– does not sustain a flame and will self-extinguish. 
Tp(b) fire rated – does not self-extinguish. 
MANUFACTURING METHOD 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV  
inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
STRENGTH 
Superior strength – stronger than acrylic and significantly stronger than glass. 
Less impact resistant than polycarbonate, but stronger than glass. 
LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE 
Light transmittance 95%*. 
Light transmittance greater than polycarbonate. 
CLARITY 
Guaranteed against excessive discolouration. 
Guaranteed against discolouration. 
SUSTAINABILITY 
Recyclable. 
Recyclable. 
APPROVALS 
BBA Certificate*, Home Office approved. 
 
* BBA Certificate 08/4597 
For further information, please see contact us or, for regulatory advice, see B4 Fire safety: Approved Document B on the government planning portal.  
Both the Solatube acrylic and polycarbonate roof domes are fully impact tested and proven to be completely fit-for-purpose for all weather conditions. A correctly installed Solatube roof dome will not disappear in a high wind, nor allow water ingress during wet weather. The systems are designed to support an imposed snow load of 1.1 kN. 
 
But not all systems on the market are as high quality and robust … 
The left hand image below shows a competitor product that has suffered considerable damage following a hail storm. This Italian-manufactured product, which is available in the UK, has a vacuum formed acrylic dome. Vacuum-forming uses sheet material that is then stretched over a mould. This process produces thinner - and thus weaker - areas of the dome wall, thus rendering the dome susceptible to damage – especially during cold weather when the material becomes more brittle. 
 
To avoid potential damage we strongly recommend specification of injection moulded domes that use a material over 3mm thick throughout. 
Vaccum Formed Sun Tunnel
Vacuum formed 
Injection Moulded Sun Tunnel
Injection moulded  
With a U-value of 1.3 Wm²K, Solatube Daylighting Systems have excellent thermal and acoustic insulating qualities - this is better than many double-glazed windows. For even greater thermal/acoustic insulation up to 0.5 Wm²K please see our award-winning Energy Care Optima enhancement upgrade.  
 
Solatube Brighten Up Roof Dome
A unique filter helps keep the dome free of condensation. 
Controlled light delivery for visual comfort... 
Intelligent, light-capturing technologies incorporated in the Solatube roof dome help control light delivery to prevent potential glare during summer months, whilst maximizing light capture all year round. Fresnel lenses control light transfer to ensure more consistent daylight delivery levels all day long, all year long.  
Polycarbonate or Acrylic - we offer both 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Choice of Polycarbonate or Acrylic Roof Dome 
Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) rated roof domes may be installed without restriction as to their roof position on all UK public, commercial and residential buildings. The injection moulded Solatube polycarbonate dome is extremely robust – stronger than acrylic and many times stronger than glass – and it is BBA Certified. With all polycarbonate materials, some slight discolouration may occur over time, however this will have little effect on the amount of daylight delivered by the system. Solatube polycarbonate Tp(a) domes are supplied for all commercial applications, unless otherwise specified. 
 
Solatube acrylic Tp(b) rated roof domes are supplied as standard for all domestic applications unless otherwise specified. Sometimes referred to as PMMA, acrylic is stronger than glass and guaranteed against discolouration. Solatube acrylic domes are injection moulded for superior strength. 
 
Our polycarbonate and acrylic domes are fully interchangeable with each other. 
 
The curved shape of the roof dome ensures that its surface is cleaned by the elements so it is completely maintenance-free.  
Raybender 3000 Technology 
This patented technology consists of a series of Fresnel lenses moulded into the dome. They are located at critical locations inside the dome to redirect the daylight into the tube aperture at the steepest possible angle. This results in excellent light transfer even when the sun is low in the sky in the early morning, evening and during winter months. This technology ensures the Solatube roof dome will actively harvest much more light than a clear dome or a flat glass panel throughout the day.. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
For north-facing or wall-mounted applications, we supply our patented LightTracker Reflector to deliver even more light into the tube. 
Raybender 3000 Technology
 
Solatube Polycarbonate dome 
Tp(a) rated, BBA Certified 
Solatube Acrylic dome 
Tp(b) rated 
INSTALLATION 
Supplied as standard for all commercial and 
public buildings. No restrictions apply. 
Supplied as standard for domestic buildings. Some restrictions may apply to roof position or if multiples systems are installed together. 
RATING 
Tp(a) fire rated*– does not sustain a flame and will self-extinguish. 
Tp(b) fire rated – does not self-extinguish. 
MANUFACTURING METHOD 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
Injection moulded, incorporating UV  
inhibitors, over 3mm thick. 
STRENGTH 
Superior strength – stronger than acrylic and significantly stronger than glass. 
Less impact resistant than polycarbonate, but stronger than glass. 
LIGHT TRANSMITTANCE 
Light transmittance 95%*. 
Light transmittance greater than polycarbonate. 
CLARITY 
Guaranteed against excessive discolouration. 
Guaranteed against discolouration. 
SUSTAINABILITY 
Recyclable. 
Recyclable. 
APPROVALS 
BBA Certificate*, Home Office approved. 
 
* BBA Certificate 08/4597 
For further information, please see contact us or, for regulatory advice, see B4 Fire safety: Approved Document B on the government planning portal.  
Both the Solatube acrylic and polycarbonate roof domes are fully impact tested and proven to be completely fit-for-purpose for all weather conditions. A correctly installed Solatube roof dome will not disappear in a high wind, nor allow water ingress during wet weather. The systems are designed to support an imposed snow load of 1.1 kN. 
 
But not all systems on the market are as high quality and robust … 
The left hand image below shows a competitor product that has suffered considerable damage following a hail storm. This Italian-manufactured product, which is available in the UK, has a vacuum formed acrylic dome. Vacuum-forming uses sheet material that is then stretched over a mould. This process produces thinner - and thus weaker - areas of the dome wall, thus rendering the dome susceptible to damage – especially during cold weather when the material becomes more brittle. 
 
To avoid potential damage we strongly recommend specification of injection moulded domes that use a material over 3mm thick throughout. 
Vaccum Formed Sun Tunnel
Vacuum formed 
Injection Moulded Sun Tunnel
Injection moulded  
With a U-value of 1.3 Wm²K, Solatube Daylighting Systems have excellent thermal and acoustic insulating qualities - this is better than many double-glazed windows. For even greater thermal/acoustic insulation up to 0.5 Wm²K please see our award-winning Energy Care Optima enhancement upgrade.  
 
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