The Luminous Elliptical SkyCeiling – by The Sky Factory is not a real skylight, but rather an ingenious play with light that gives the illusion of a view to the outside. The Luminous Elliptical SkyCeiling, typically installed with 6500 K, T-5 fluorescent or optional 6000K RFfreeLux LEDs (for MRIs) lighting systems, provides daylight-balanced light (the same used to treat Seasonal Affective Disorder) for a rich color rendition of “natural” daylight.
The Sky Factory offers a variety of images to choose from or lets you compose your own, as well as options such as remote/manual dimming and programmability with fluorescent systems. The only downside is that the picture doesn’t change.
The Luminous Elliptical SkyCeiling doesn’t come cheap – it can cost up to $375/sq. ft. for RFfreeLux LED systems.
More information on the Luminous Elliptical SkyCeiling can be found on the Sky Factory webpage.
Iddo has a B.A. in Philosophy and Cognitive Science and an M.A. in Philosophy of Science from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He is currently writing his Ph.D. thesis on the relationship between the scientific community and industry. Iddo was awarded the 2006 Bar Hillel philosophy of science prize for his work on the relationship between science and technology. He is a member of the board of the lifeboat foundation and was the editor of several high-profile science and technology websites since 1999.