In addition to the Lighting Studio provided by the Visual Resources Collection, the school has a Daylight Simulation Lab, located in WMB 2.104. It is available between 8a and 10p between Monday and Friday, and from 1p to 5p on Saturday and Sunday.
To access the space, please see reception in the dean's office, GOL 2.308. To report issues with the equipment, please submit a report.
The HPD 126 heliodon is a sun emulator that has seven rings that represent the sunpaths for the 21st day of each of the months, which can be rotated to simulate the time of day. The cradle that supports the rings can be rotated 90 degrees to simulate all latitudes from the equator to the poles. The time of year is selected by a rotary switch with 12 positions for the 12 months.
Mirror-box Artificial Sky
Fitted with 'de luxe daylight' lamps (5400° K), the Artificial Sky provides an illuminance in excess of 3500 lux and good colour rendering for photography. It has a brightness distribution that closely approximates to the CIE Standard Overcast Sky and provides a way of testing scale models, usually between 1:20 and 1:100 scale, both quantitatively (i.e. by Daylight Factor distribution) and qualitatively by direct observation and photography, under realistic lighting conditions.