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Artificial Skylight - JoeStrout - 03-11-2015

Check out this article: Making a Second Sun: Scientists Make Artificial Skylight That You Won't Believe.

It describes a new technique for making a very realistic skylight.  The designers have in mind to apply it to underground rooms, or interior rooms in large buildings.  But I wonder if something like this, scaled up considerably, could serve as an artificial sky within a space colony?

[Image: Screen-Shot-2015-02-08-at-11.07.32-AM.png]

What do you think?

RE: Artificial Skylight - Pye-rate - 09-18-2015

The problem is lumens. The farther from the light source the more lumens needed. I cannot see this being usable past 3 meters. The idea is good, but something that does the same at a greater level. Stadium lighting is the closest we have now. My random rambling around science pages the stuff in lab is amazing, it will come.

RE: Artificial Skylight - LisaPuig - 06-19-2018

Artificial skylight is the new way to brighten up a dark and windowless room that may be at underground where the sunlight can’t reach directly. It utilizes nanotechnology to simulate natural light – right down to the color and temperature – to create the convincing illusion of sunlight. This becomes a common method now.  I think it’s a better idea to illuminate dark rooms.