Osher Rainforest Biodome
Step Into The Rainforest
Experience the many wonders of the rainforest through this 4-story exhibit at Cal Academy.
With over 1,600 different
species of plants and animals, this 90-foot-diameter glass dome is the largest in the world.
Housing a variety of different species, the lighting transition from 1000W metal halides to LED needed careful
and planning. Considerations were needed for the proper spectrums of the plants as well as the safety of the
and birds. With its varying mounting heights and locations, the Cielux W2K was the proper solution with its
interchangeable reflectors. The Cielux W2K’s compact size also fulfilled the lighting design concept of
natural light patterns and cycles experienced in nature, in an indoor setting. This exhibit continues to be a
favorite for its ability to transport you into the rainforest.