It’s always fair weather with SkyCeilings

  • Tuesday, December 30, 2008 1:44pm
  • Life

What: How many times have you wished for blue skies only to look out the window and see gray? Now you can control the weather while also adding light to windowless rooms with Luminous SkyCeilings by The Sky Factory. Lit from behind by specially designed fluorescent or LED lights, these photographic illusions on acrylic or polycarbonate panels are already installed in many health care facilities, including Island Hospital in Anacortes and Northwest Hospital &Medical Center in Seattle.

Advantages: Luminous SkyCeilings, designed to fit easily into 2-foot-by-2-foot or 2-foot-by-4-foot drop-ceiling grid systems, also can be custom made to any size or shape. SkyCeilings can be ordered with programmable lighting to simulate daily and seasonal changes. Virtual windows are also available using similar technology.

Limitations: If you aren’t familiar with electrical wiring, you may need a licensed electrician to help with installation. Installation requires 9 inches of overhead clearance from the bottom of the drop-ceiling grid to the hard ceiling deck.

Cost: Prices start at $105 per square foot. Installation and shipping are not included.

Where: Find a SkyCeilings designer by calling 866-759-3228 or see

Learn more: See for an image gallery.

By Herald Writer Sarah Jackson

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