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This year's 14th Venice Architecture Biennale saw an exhibition used LED lighting to replicate daylight.
Perhaps the most successful approximation to natural light yet created, this CoeLux optical system (developed by Italian physicist Paolo Di Trapani) uses LEDs and light-scattering nanoparticles to mimic the appearance of the sun moving across a daytime sky.
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The potential applications of this technology are enormous. Subways, offices, hospital rooms, homes--every room suddenly with a view. And most impressive of all, the system boasts the ability to replicate the color temperatures from Nordic, Mediterranean and tropical suns.
You may remember our guide to lumens and color temperature as it applies to LED lighting? Daylight color temperatures can reach up to 10,000K and beyond, making them much warmer than the type of modern lighting used in the home today.
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Regardless, there are a handful of daylight-mimicking products currently on the market. Take Koncept Lighting's Gen 3 series of LED lamps. They mimic daylight at an interior-friendly 4,250K-4,750K color temperature, giving you all the brightness of daylight you'll ever need indoors!
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