Originally published in Interiors & Sources

07/01/2008

Parting Pick: Serene Scene

 

SkyCeiling installations in MRI suites feature RFfreeLux LED systems, which give the illusion of nature, helping relax patients. (larger image)

Need a change of scenery? The Sky Factory's Luminous SkyCeilings™ and Luminous Virtual Windows™ are photographic illusions of real skies and natural scenery that fit into standard ceiling grid systems and walls. The windows and ceilings use fluorescent or LED lighting that illuminates the images from behind to trigger relaxation.

Luminous SkyCeilings are available in large elliptical, rectilinear, and circular shapes, as well as smaller, personal ceiling sections for individual workstations. They come in a variety of sizes and can be used in both institutional and commercial environments. One special type of ceiling, the MRI Luminous Ceiling, expands the confined atmosphere of the MRI suite in a hospital into a comfortable healing environment. Combining the effects of natural imagery with the therapeutic quality of bright RFfreeLux™ LED lighting, the ceiling helps calm patients during the radiological procedure.

Virtual Windows transform windowless walls into depictions of natural beauty. They are designed for flush installation, surface mounting, or double facing for viewing from two sides. A unique edge-lighting system allows for a slim design (1¾ inches thick) with even light distribution, and several styles of wood and aluminum trim elegantly complete the window illusion. The printed image is sandwiched between the diffusion panel in back and the protective acrylic covering on the front. Edge lighting with either daylight-balanced T-5 fluorescents or RFfreeLux LEDs allows for the unit's shallow depth while maintaining even illumination of the image.

For more information, visit: www.theskyfactory.com


Above: Luminous Virtual Windows are often configured in pairs or sets, enhancing the 3-D effect. (larger image)
Below: Luminous Virtual Windows are available in many landscape images as well as such specialty subjects as deep space.

 

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When choosing a metal-clad building for your next construction project, consider Morton Buildings, Inc., and their designBUILD team, we’ll make your dream a reality.

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Wood construction is both cost and energy efficient. Check out Morton Buildings and our designBUILD team online today to discover all the benefits of post-frame construction.

We Can Help You Reduce Energy by 30%

Our mission is to help our customers manage their buildings' energy costs, improve reliability, and enhance performance while having a positive impact on the environment.
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Mitsubishi Electric’s H2i R2-Series heat pumps provide 100% heating capacity down to 0° F and simultaneous heating and cooling down to -4° F delivering year-round comfort, regardless of climate zone.

 
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