Sky Factory Luminous Virtual Windows™ transform enclosed interiors into more spacious feeling and memorable environments with photographic illusions of wild natural vistas in a window-like frame. Their slim profile (2 3/8"/60mm) allows for surface mounting or recessed flush installation. They come in several standard sizes, from 22"x40" to 34"x64", and can be ordered to custom dimensions. Several trim styles in various woods and brushed or powder-coated aluminum elegantly finish each unit.
To enhance the illusion of depth, we recommend installing Luminous Virtual Windows as pairs, or in groups, sometimes with the addition of a long horizontal clerestory Luminous Virtual Window on top of the arrangement. By creating spaces in the continuous photographic scene, the installation allows viewers’ imaginations to fill in the gaps, heightening the illusion of space beyond the window. A group of 64" x 18" clerestory windows are shown at left, with custom dimensions also an option.
How Luminous Virtual Windows Work
Trim frames come in several styles and woods, along with a contemporary aluminum option. The trim is easily removed for access to the image and lighting.
2. Image, Diffusion Panel
The high-resolution photographic image is printed onto a sheet of translucent media with pigment inks for superior color and durability. The image is then mounted onto a 1/8" acrylic diffusion panel.
3. Edge Lighting
Sky Factory's EcoSlim LED edge-lighting allows for the shallow depth of the unit while maintaining perfectly even illumination of the image.
4. Slim Case
The aluminum housing is approximately 2 3/8" (60mm) deep.
5. Wall Opening
Luminous Virtual Windows can be mounted directly to the wall, but are most often set recessed into a rough opening that allows for the trim to sit flush against the wall.