On stage at Euroluce 2017 the first and only representation of the night sky... indoors
The Moon, enchanting muse for artists of all times, is present at Euroluce 2017. CoeLux® Moon, first and only technological indoor representation debuts in the 29° edition of International Lighting Exhibition.
Savoring a glass of red wine and enjoying a candlelit dinner in the moonlight, fall asleep in the fascinating atmosphere of the night light, experience the peace and tranquility of the universe indoor. This is the emotion CoeLux® Moon. Always. Whenever there is a need to enter in contact with the universe and to stop the time even when outside the world runs. CoeLux® Moon demonstrates how the ability of artificial light for generating comfort and relaxation is comes from delivering the experience of an infinite space, even before illuminating. The comfort produced by CoeLux® Moon, in fact, is not lower than the one generated by the systems CoeLux® which reproduce the sun in the sky, although the intensity of the light is here thousands of times less.
In 1937 M.G.J. Minnaert published the first edition of his book entitled Light and Color in the Outdoors . This became a significant backdrop for the development of the CoeLux® artificial skylight systems. The book elaborates upon the fact that so much of what we see is biologically determined by both how our eyes see and by how light and the atmosphere affects what we see. Consider this quote on pg. 133 of the latest 1993 edition from none other:
“Green and blue are invariably accentuated in the half-shadows; yellow and red and white in the lighter parts” - Leonardo da Vinci, Trattato
Furthermore Mr. Minnaert describes on the same page:
“If you can find a red and a blue in a picture gallery that appear to be equally bright by day, you will see that, in the twilight, the blue becomes by far the brighter of the two, so much so that it seems to radiate light.
These are examples of the Purkinje effect. It is caused by the fact that in normal illumination our eyes observe with the cells in the retina called cones, but with the cells known as rods in the very weak illumination. “
Through examples too numerous to expound upon in one article, we also find that the colors in the atmosphere are the result of light scattering of the sun’s rays in atmosphere, at elaborated in Lord Rayleigh’s Laws on p. 263. From here we see that there is also a biological interaction between the sunlight, the mix of particles in the atmosphere and the angle (or length of atmosphere in which sunlight travels) of the sun during different times of the day. Because of this, during the middle of the day we see is “sky blue” (which is actually more violet in color than blue, but because of our eyes we see more blue) and later towards the end of the day we see more yellow and red colors.
This is, in large part, why Professor di Trapani (CoeLux’ founder) chose the path of using nanoparticles to accurately reproduce the same sun and blue-sky; since, this biological solution allows
1. a more faithful replication of how the sunlight and blue sky and
2. allows the biology of our eyes to see the sky we’ve known since birth.
Bottom line, CoeLux® is using the equivalent of 10 kilometers of atmosphere in a fused “window” panel for producing the same Rayleigh light scattering we see on sunny days outside; and are reducing the scale so that it will fit in your home or commercial applications.
Please stay tuned for our next article where we explore how what we’re learning about the Circadian System may benefit from what we know about CoeLux®.