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New daylighting diffusers come in three shape options

New daylighting diffusers come in three shape options

Solatube, a California manufacturer of Tubular Daylighting Devices, releases a new line, its OptiView Shaping Diffusers.

The OptiView Narrow, for highlighting specific objects in a space.
The OptiView Narrow Daylighting Diffuser, from Solatube

VISTA, CALIF. (July 7, 2021) — Remaining committed to delivering the most advanced, energy-efficient daylighting technology on the market, Solatube International Inc., the worldwide leading manufacturer and marketer of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs), has introduced its newest technology innovation to its commercial product line, the OptiView Shaping Diffusers.

The OptiView Shaping Diffusers next-generation lens technology uses a state-of-the-art micro­replicated lens technology with pseudo-randomized lens orientations that precisely guide and control nature's dynamic light source – delivering highly diffused, evenly spread natural light with no glare, aberrations, or flash.

This allows the architect or designer to modify the lens patterns to achieve differing light distribution spreads for different visual effects.

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The OptiView Wide is recommended for ambient illumination or wall washing lighting.



Keeping things simple isn't always easy, especially when working with sunlight, but with the new OptiView Shaping Diffusers, keeping ceiling planes simple is a given. The OptiView diffusers provide a contemporary frost-like look that blends harmoniously to the ceiling plane and to each other.

This new technology can also be combined with the Solatube Integrated LED Light Kit, allowing for the integration of natural light and high-efficiency LED lighting from a single fixture.


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The OptiView Superwide is designed for extraordinary wall washing and volumetric daylighting.



Available options with the new OptiView DaylightShaping technology include:

  • OptiView Wide – For ambient illumination and/or wall washing lighting
  • OptiView Superwide – For extraordinary wall washing and volumetric daylighting
  • OptiView Narrow – For highlighting specific objects in a space and for creating pools of high illuminance

 “Having the ability to apply distinctly-unique daylight distribution patterns to create different layers of daylight for a tailored daylit visual environment all while maintaining a consistent, visually-optimized look across the ceiling plane is a groundbreaking innovation for the design community,” said Neall Digert, PhD, MIES, vice president of Solatube International.

Cost-effective, energy-efficient and eco-friendly, a Solatube TDD harvests daylight at the rooftop, transfers it down a highly reflective tube and distributes it evenly into an interior space through a diffuser at the ceiling — on both sunny and cloudy days — with virtually no maintenance. Solatube is proud to offer the highest Light Transfer Efficiency (LTE), the most consistent Color Temperature Maintenance (CTM) and the best light-to-solar heat gain ratio of any daylighting system on the market.


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Top view of the OptiView Shaping Diffuser, from Solatube International.



The first Solatube product was sold in 1991; today, more than 2 million people have improved their residences with Solatube TDDs, and millions more have enjoyed the benefits at department stores, schools, hotels, hospitals, grocery stores, offices, and athletic facilities. Well-known Fortune 500 brands have enhanced their customers’ experiences while reducing their corporate energy costs by incorporating Solatube products into their stores, offices, and facilities.

For more information, visit: www.solatube.com/commercial.



Solatube International, Inc., has earned worldwide acclaim for its ability to transform interior spaces with natural light. Based in California, the company is the leading manufacturer and marketer of tubular daylighting devices (TDDs) for residential and commercial applications, and residential energy-efficient home ventilation systems. Solatube continues to innovate with groundbreaking products that were among the first to receive the “Solar Impulse Efficient Solution” Label from the Solar Impulse Foundation. Solatube is celebrating its 30th anniversary.

For more information, visit www.solatube.com.

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