Have a bad view? Too close for comfort to your neighbor’s? Are you on bed rest or going through extensive therapy? Then SkyFactory has the product for you. SkyFactory designs and manufacturers “virtual” windows, ceilings and skylights so you can have the view you desire no matter where you live!
While most of their installations are in healthcare facilities, spas & wellness centers, they are starting to do more applications in residential sector. Using their patented technology, these products can be lit with fluorescents or LED lights-the LED has a thinner profile. What differentiates SkyFactory from its competitors is that they mimic the color temperature of natural daylight (6500 Kelvin) so that it reads like a REAL view instead of just a photograph AND what you are looking back is taken from the same PERSPECTIVE as if you were looking out a window. This makes for a congruent view which is easier for your eye to “read” & accept as “real”.
***All applications are dimmable so you can mimic different times of day!***
OK-more technical details, which is WHY SkyFactory is the industry leader in this category:
l No wide angle shots
l 65 megapixal digital camera takes images so they can be blown up with no distortion
l Correct perspective from where sitting
l 5000+ images to choose from: beach, streams, lakes, woods…
So why you ask, is this so important (especially in healthcare applications)? Being outside in nature actually lowers your blood pressure & heart rate which helps in recovery, especially after surgery or if you have to be in bed for long periods of time. SkyFactory does most of their installations in patient recovery rooms and nursing homes.
There are different products to choose from: the skylights for ceilings, virtual windows and the new eScapes. Each product offers 1 view so as to be congruent and easier for your eye/mind to process as “real”. So for the window, it is 1 picture that is divided into at least 2 windows…if you are sitting in a room of your home with multiple windows, you are seeing the SAME street but different angles and houses…this is what SkyFactory mimics.
There’s the new “EcoSlim LED edge-lit” light guide technology for more efficient, sustainable & perfect even illumination. This is a great eco-friendly, healthier option for those who are concerned about environmental issues. Free of toxic elements (zero mercury), high energy-efficiency, eco-friendly and virtually maintenance-free (50,000-100,000 hour life), this beautiful 1 ¾” aluminum housing allows for a flush installation or surface mounting (Luminous Virtual Window). From various wood trim options, you can choose your perfect “vista” from numerous styles up to 4’x5’. The SkyCeiling application uses image panels that are dropped into the SkyFactory patented support frame in less than 3.5”. The SkyCeiling is compatible with MRI and other RF-free environments and eliminates ceiling clearance limitations, making this ideal for renovation and retrofit installations!
The new eScapes, is a MOVING view with audio-digital cinema of Mother Nature right in your home! Each “movie” plays for up to 8 hours and is available in monitors up to 80”. This requires a 6” depth in your wall to install and is only available in a fluorescent, back-lit application (LED is coming which would be thinner). There are 8 scenes available which you can get all 8 to loop for variety, or choose your favorite to loop continuously. Audio is incredible-water rushing and bird singing…beautiful.
For more information: Contact SkyFactory at (641) 4721747
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