he solar spectrum is the breakdown of sunlight into different wavelengths, ranging from infrared to ultraviolet light, which is seen as a rainbow of colours when sunlight is broken down through a prism.
The solar spectrum, with its diversity of wavelengths extending from about 400 nm in the violet region, has a direct impact on the rhythm of people’s lives as it interacts with the earth’s surface and our biology.
The wavelength of sunlight, particularly blue light, influences our circadian patterns and the production of melatonin, a key hormone in the regulation of sleep. Exposure to different wavelengths throughout the day not only affects our biological rhythms, but also affects our mood and general well-being, contributing to a healthier rhythm of life in harmony with natural cycles.
An innovative and sustainable solution
In the constant search for solutions that improve the quality of life and energy efficiency in our living spaces, the implementation of solar spectrum light sources has become a key factor in innovative architectural projects.
In this context, Actilum incorporates false windows with light or decorative false windows with solar spectrum technology into the interior of a home, with the aim of transforming dark environments into welcoming and sustainable places.
Throughout this tour, we explore solutions implemented in the kitchen and living room of one house, which demonstrate how the combination of decorative faux windows with solar spectrum can make a difference to the design and energy efficiency of our homes.
LED faux window with solar light and Luxpanel panels
In the case of the kitchen, we were faced with the challenge of a window that faced a dark inner courtyard and provided no value. The solution we implemented was the installation of Luxpanel solar spectrum panels with diffuser that mimic the outside light instead of conventional window panes.
We incorporated a fake decorative window that mimics the appearance of a real window, in order to simulate natural light.
As can be seen in the photographs and video, the result demonstrates that solar spectrum light can transform spaces into more lively, natural and welcoming environments.
Artificial decorative LED windows and energy efficiency
In the living room, we opted to use highly energy-efficient technology in conjunction with LED lights that emulate the solar light spectrum. We incorporated two lightboxes in a false ceiling only 10 cm thick, together with a false window with light.
In addition, we created an accessible register to facilitate access to the electronics in the event of an incident, allowing the power supplies and controllers to be manipulated.
Saving energy with Solar Spectra
The result is natural lighting that simulates the effect of two independently controlled skylights using a remote control and a wifi mobile app. Two wall switches were also included for more conventional control.
These decorative fake windows mimic the appearance of real windows, but in reality, they are a source of artificial light using the solar spectrum.
This solution is characterised by its high energy efficiency, which can translate into energy savings of up to 50% in loss of brightness.
If you are interested in advice for similar architectural projects, we can help you transform your kitchen or living room with no access to natural light into cosy, smart and highly energy-efficient spaces, even including decorative false windows in the design.