Meet Synlight – The World’s Largest Artificial Sun On Earth

Meet Synlight – The World’s Largest Artificial Sun On Earth

We always wanted to create an artificial sun and since the sun is the most vital thing that keeps our planet alive, we wanted to have our own sun light. On 23 March 2017, the DLR Institute of Solar Research initiated operations at the Synlight facility, a globally unique system. Each of its 149 Xenon short-arc lamps has the output of a large cinema projector.Together, they produce a light intensity that corresponds to more than 10,000 times the incident solar radiation on Earth’s surface. The massive wall of light consists of 149 xenon short-arc spotlights which are the same spotlights used on movie sets. It produces light about 10,000 times the intensity of natural sunlight on Earth – all pointing to a tiny 8-inch by 8-inch patch at a temperature of 3,500C.