CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain

CoeLux: Artificial Sunlight That’s Real Enough to Trick Your Camera and Brain:

There’s an innovative new light technology that’s trying to shake up the way people think about “artificial light.” In Italian company called CoeLux has developed a new light source that recreates the look of sunlight through a skylight so well that it can trick both human brains and cameras.[…]

[…]People who have had a chance to experience the skylight so far have been fooled into believing that there was an actual hole in the ceiling, and the sample photos on the CoeLux website come with a cautionary note: “The photographs on this site are real and unretouched. They are not computer renderings.”

I saw this tech presented at a trade fair and it was amazing. The presenter highlighted some of the differences. First off sunlight casts shadows that are bluish in tone. Secondly sunlight is multidirectional. This ‘fake’ skylight does all that and more.

I really wish that I could have seen it in person. The cost is prohibitive though.

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