Parans Fiber Optic Skylights Bring Natural Light to Dark Spaces

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The interesting thing about fiber optic lighting is that it creates the ability to put natural light in places where there is none.  Generally, here’s how it works.  Using a building-mounted panel with computer-controlled, sun-tracking lenses, natural light is channeled through optical fibers to luminaires that diffuse the light (see diagram below).  Since early 2008, HUVCO Daylighting Solutions has been offering a fiber optic lighting system like this, or the Parans System, which was developed in Sweden.  Although light only travels about 60 feet through optical cables, the ability to direct light in this manner is quite interesting. (From Jetsongreen.com)

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2 responses to “Parans Fiber Optic Skylights Bring Natural Light to Dark Spaces

  1. interesting product, but i was thinking how could it start to affect the spaces, cause currently it just looks like a add on to the roof without any implication to the overall building.

    • yeah, agree… here the system is like building services right, almost like electric wiring… am looking into the more spatial conepts of manipulating light…

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