a virtual skylight
ATMOS recreates the appearance of a natural sun and sky in any environment day or night. Vivid beams of light are cast into the room from an ultra-bright distant 3D sun which appears to move in parallel with the viewer.
From sunrise to sunset, ATMOS changes the colors and intensities of the artificial sky throughout the day to replicate the effects natural light has on our circadian rhythm.
ATMOS can interface with most building lighting control systems and dimmers, including DMX512, DALI, 0-10V, ethernet, and mobile phone apps.
Large skylights of unlimited length and width can be created by tiling arrays of ATMOS units.
ATMOS’s slim profile allows it to be easily installed into almost any recessed ceiling or wall. When installed directly overhead, ATMOS requires 15 inches of ceiling depth when installed above. ATMOS can also be installed in a corner configuration without any loss of ceiling height or wall depth.
A bright distant sun can be seen when looking towards the sky. When one or two dimension arrays of ATMOS are installed each person in the room will always only see one sun. Just like real windows, the sun’s position in the sky is determined by your viewing angle rather than your position.
By reducing blue light in the evening, ATMOS can simulate sunset colors and help maintain a natural circadian rhythm.
At night, a distant moon illuminates the room with soft moonlight.
ATMOS provides over 2500 lux at full brightness. According to studies, this can be used to treat users with seasonal affected disorder (SAD), boost mood, and increase productivity.
Traditional artificial light treatments for SAD are partially ineffective because users must sit very close to bright light boxes for 1-2 hours a day.
ATMOS projects sunlight as a straight beam, allowing it to be placed over 6 feet away without diminishing the transmitted lux.