SunCentral Develops Indoor Lighting System That
Promotes Vitamin D Production
–Company Files Patent Application–
LOS ANGELES, – June 1, 2015 /PR Newswire/ – SunCentral, Inc., a leading innovator in bringing natural light to multi-story buildings, today announced that it has developed an indoor lighting system that promotes Vitamin D production and other health benefits from natural sunlight.
“Our goal was to develop an indoor lighting system that provides much of the sun’s health benefits, including boosting the body’s ability to produce Vitamin D, while reducing the intensity of wavelengths of ultraviolet (UV) light that are more harmful than beneficial,” said the system’s co-inventor, Lorne Whitehead, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of British Columbia and chief technology officer of SunCentral. “We have filed a provisional patent application in the U.S. for the product and expect to file additional patent applications in international markets.”
“The Vitamin D SunBeamer Skylight adds to and complements our SunBeamer product line – both are cutting edge technologies that bring natural sunlight indoors in an environmentally friendly and cost-efficient manner,” said Guthrie Cox, chief executive officer of SunCentral. “While our SunBeamer product line is a total indoor lighting system, the innovative Vitamin D SunBeamer Skylight streams filtered sunlight to a designated area, what we are calling a Vitamin D Sun Pool, within a building or structure. We believe the simple joy of being in sunlight, combined with its health benefits, give the SunBeamer Skylight broad appeal and will be of particular interest for medical buildings, gyms and spas, as well as structures in locations that are either too cold or too hot to be outside.”
The company said that it is taking orders now for the Vitamin D SunBeamer Skylight for shipment in 2016.
SunCentral began operations in 2010 to create a new era in the lighting industry and is a leading supplier of premium lighting and daylighting products for office, healthcare and retail facilities. SunCentral has a presence in Los Angeles, Santa Clara, and Vancouver, British Columbia. For more information, visit http://www.suncentralinc.com. Follow us on Twitter @SunCentral.
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