CoeLux: The $40,000 Artificial Skylight Everyone Will Want
Dallas integration firm HomeTronics is first in the U.S. to install CoeLux optical panels, which simulate sun and sky for ambience, hospitality and health benefits.
The Italian firm CoeLux, exhibiting at Light + Building in Frankfurt next week, makes an artificial skylight that integrators and their clients will savor. It’s an LED panel that almost perfectly simulates the sun and sky, making closed-in spaces appear bathed in natural sunlight.
HomeTronics, a high-end audio, video and home automation integrator in Dallas, apparently is the first in the U.S. to install CoeLux, having trained five employees in January.
“This is a disruptive technology,” says HomeTronics principal Greg Margolis. “It will change the way spaces are designed and lit.”
Margolis says architects not only like the practical lighting aspects of CoeLux, but also how the product can transform the design of the space.
“Multiple panels completely change the look of the ceiling,” he explains. “You almost think you’re in an outside space as opposed to being inside.”