Imagine daylight emulation embodied in skylights intended for spaces that cannot access daylight. They look, feel and act exactly like a skylight, capturing the variation of color and intensity throughout the day to mimic daylight. Daylight is known to contribute to improved worker mood and productivity as well as more enjoyable shopping environments resulting in higher foot traffic and sales, reduced patient recovery time and improved student comprehension.
We can now have indoor “skylights” that mimic sunlight, blue sky, or cloudy sky more faithfully than has been achieved before. These lighting systems provide a sensation of distance between the sky and the sun and some mimic the natural scattering process that occurs in the Earth’s atmosphere.
What does the future hold for LED based daylighting?