Cree Lighting today announced its architectural-grade Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience is now available for order. Another industry first from the LED lighting pioneer, the Cadiant™ Dynamic Skylight is a daylighting solution that recreates the experience of being under a natural sky with remarkable realism.
"Cree Lighting continues to lead the way in innovative LED lighting with the Cadiant™ Dynamic Skylight," said Craig Atwater, general manager and senior vice president, Cree Lighting. "We created a game-changing lighting experience that mimics the arc of a day while offering superior light quality and color, sure to enhance architectural designs with visual impact and dramatic scene setting."
Featuring an innovative, proprietary design with individual sun and sky features, the Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience creates the sensation of natural sunlight and a blue sky in interior spaces. Using advanced lighting control and color changing technology, separate sun and sky panels create the east-to-west arc of the sun. A top LED panel represents the sky and can vary from the extreme blue of a clear day to the gray blue of overcast conditions. Inner LED side panels shift between warm and cool color temperatures, mimicking the sun’s natural dawn-to-dusk movement of the day.
Evidence suggests mood, sense of well-being, productivity and cognition might all benefit from lighting that tracks the solar day. The Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience provides a valuable sensory connection to the outdoors in spaces where access to natural lighting through windows is improbable, impractical or impossible. Whether people are in conference rooms, interior offices or open spaces in commercial offices; waiting rooms, chemotherapy and dialysis treatment spaces, or nurses stations in healthcare facilities; or classrooms, cafeterias or library spaces in educational facilities, they can feel the effects of natural sunlight despite being indoors.
"A survey of 1,614 North American employees conducted by HR advisory firm, Future Workplace, found that access to natural light and views of the outdoors are the number one desired attribute of the workplace environment, more valued than cafeterias, fitness centers and on-site childcare," said Kathryn Caspar, vice president, indoor product marketing, Cree Lighting. "With the Cadiant™ Dynamic Skylight, employees can create a connection to the outdoors and the natural rhythm of the day."
The Cadiant™ Dynamic Skylight is a standalone system enabled by Cree Lighting’s SmartCast® Technology to help lighting designers control the theater of the sun and sky. The advanced lighting controls interact, connect and harmonize with other fixtures to create an overall scene that fits the needs of any space.
The standalone system eliminates IT hassles and specification roadblocks, while the code-compliant controls and SmartCast® automated set-up and commissioning make it easy to specify. Using an intuitive, wall-mounted SmartCast® touchscreen with a clean graphic interface, users have three options: they can choose to let the sun follow the natural east-to-west course of the day; or choose from standard presets — Dawn, Morning, Midday, Afternoon and Evening; or easily create and save their own presets with simple fingertip control over the light levels and colors profiles.
"The positive feedback and anticipation we have heard about the Cadiant™ Dynamic Lighting Experience since we first introduced the concept has been overwhelming," said Caspar. "Whether it is new construction or an upgrade project, the luminaire’s 2’x2′ form factor allows unlimited possibilities for architects, lighting designers and specifiers to achieve the visual impact and natural benefits of a real skylight without the associated high costs or construction limitations."
The Cadiant™ Dynamic Skylight is available to order now through Cree Lighting sales channels in the United States and Canada. Visit www.creelighting.com/cadiant to learn more.
Cree Lighting, A company of IDEAL INDUSTRIES, is a market-leading innovator of LED lighting fixtures, lamps and commercial lighting solutions for interior, exterior, and intelligent lighting applications. Cree Lighting’s cutting-edge technology delivers proven value for municipalities, as well as for education, automotive dealership, industrial and healthcare customers. The Cree Lighting team is committed to transforming the way people experience light through innovative technology and intelligence platforms that help make buildings more efficient and businesses more profitable. Visit www.creelighting.com for more information.