From all the possible color nuances and temperatures, solar light is the best there is. Eyes don’t get tired in natural light as they do under artificial light conditions, and also there are very few environments that can work well for photos, other than direct sun light.

However, it seems that science did one more breakthrough. Italian company CoeLux developed a complex LED system that provides “natural” light for cut-off spaces. Scientists figured out how to simulate the Rayleigh scattering phenomenon which naturally happens when sun rays touch the atmosphere. The process is replicated using a thin coating of nano-particles through which light is passed.

According to producers, the simulation is so advanced that it tricks unaware subjects into believing that they are actually looking at natural sunlight. This happens, as CoeLux states, because not only light is simulated properly, but also the atmosphere is set accordingly, this way providing a full range of physical feeling.

This technology seems the perfect solution for photographers working in studios. Such a realistic simulation of sun light could replace currently used projectors and refractory screens, especially as CoeLux says further improvements will include changing position of the “sun” and dynamic changes of light color.

[adsense300gray]Are we about to see pictures taken solely under “natural” light conditions? Not very soon. With all its complexity and quality of service, CoeLux systems aren’t ready yet to be used at a large scale in households as the price is quite high: $61,000 for the product and around $7,600 to install. While most have only checked this system in photos provided on the CoeLux website, the producer insists that pictures were not altered in any way or digitally rendered, and that they reflect the actual quality the LED panel provides.

What do you think? Would you add such a system to your home, replacing classic light bulbs?

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