WHY DO WE LOVE BLUE SKIES?
Do you ever wonder why looking up at a bright, blue sky can give you a positive mood change? Taking the time to look up and experience the vast, open sky can give you a sense of awe, the intense feeling of concurrent wonder and awareness. The feeling of “awe” has several benefits to the human mind, some of which include elevating moods, clearing a cluttered mind, and boosting overall thinking & imagination.
The science of replicating true daylight boils down to mimicking an alteration process known as Rayleigh scattering. Rayleigh scattering is responsible for why the sky is blue, and appears so far away.
What if the psychological effects of the blue skies could be replicated into a lighting solution that additionally performed the functions of a regular functional indoor light?
Introducing Coelux Systems
Developed by an interdisciplinary team at the University of Insubria over the course of 10 years, Coelux has more than 150 IP rights spread throughout their collection of artificial skylight systems. By scattering light from a white LED in a pattern that mimics the Rayleigh Effect, Coelux has successfully created an artificial daylight system that truly mimics a window facing an infinite blue sky.
Coelux was awarded at the European Innovation Prize for Retail 2017 for revolutionising artificial daylight. The applications for Coelux are endless, as it is not only an awe-inspiring decorative lighting solution.
Using an artificial daylight like Coelux may be important in countries where skylight is scarce, or in buildings that may extend multiple stories underground. As we continue to innovate space-saving solutions, Coelux can help us recreate the natural daylight that humans miss when spending all of their time indoors.