Samsung's technology incubator C-Labs has provided extensive support to startup SunnyFive, which develops ersatz windows capable of generating sunlight-like light. Interest in such projects arose from an analysis of the problems that the COVID-19 pandemic brought. Forced to stay at home, people massively complain about the lack of sunlight, and similar window systems could solve this problem.
At their core, SunnyFive windows are deeply redesigned light therapy lamps that are used for seasonal affective disorder. The human body needs sunlight to produce vitamin D, so the lamps do not reproduce an abstract glow, but the full spectrum of our star's natural light. However, it does not carry the risk of sunburn or the development of cancer.
The advantages of SunnyFive are the new interface, which turns the lamp into an analogue of a window. For example, the brightness of the light changes during the day to simulate the natural cycle, and its source is rotated to create realistic shadows. You can set a demonstration of complex effects, such as twilight or bright dawn, apply various scenarios, use a luminous window as an alarm clock, etc. There are so many possibilities that Samsung is planning to add these windows to its SmartThings smart home system.