Natural skies are non-uniform

Because natural skies look more like the picture on the right, a simulated sky such as in the virtual skylight benefits from a single lit edge. The unique Evonic material in the vs allows color stacking so the ideal design might place a warm 2700K edgelit panel on top of a 6500K panel lit from […]

Daylighting LEGOs and a virtual sky cupola

Virtual Skylighting is about to take a new twist: stackable daylighting LED rods that connect together like LEGOs. This will allow these thin rods of tunable white to be arranged as an assembly of up to six per power supply/battery pack. Imagine a circular arrangement of these around an interior cupola: at dawn the easternmost rod begins […]

Virtual Route

The beauty of a sun controlled luminaire such as the VS extends beyond the health and productivity benefits. For example, if you wish to turn the light on to maximum and to have that continuously you would open the phone app and set a virtual journey, one that follows the sun throughout the day and […]

VS Current Loop Control

Current loop is an ideal way to connect the sun to the VS, as it can run over long distances with little emi or interference, and doing this over CAT5 cable twisted pairs make this an economical analog connection. The VS2 prototype being assembled this week has three components and a single control: LED panel […]

Layout started

We are starting the PCB layout today which will be used in both the 2 foot square rigid Virtual Skylight, it has 36 warm white and 36 cool white Luxeon LEDs on a very narrow strip pcb. The same strips will be used on the flex version. Next up will be a cool video showing […]

Roll Up Virtual Skylight

Our customers are asking about a more portable VS, so we are building a roll up model that fits in a mailing tube. The material is clear PVC on a white retroreflective sheet. This also may be used for curved luminaires both convex and concave so should find numerous applications.