Category: Light + Art

Philips’ Susanne Seitinger Talks Liberated Pixels

In a recent post at Edison Awards (not to be confused with the GE lighting awards), Philips Lighting’s Susanne Seitinger talks about illuminated drones used at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime…

In a recent post at Edison Awards (not to be confused with the GE lighting awards), Philips Lighting’s Susanne Seitinger talks about illuminated drones used at the 2017 Superbowl Halftime Show and other special events, a concept she calls “liberated pixels.” Combining LED lighting and control with drones creates new opportunities and challenges for outdoor event lighting.

Check it out here.

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Photographer Captures Light Beams

CBC recently reported that an Ontario man woke up in the middle of the night to see bright and colorful light beams shooting from the ground up to the sky….

CBC recently reported that an Ontario man woke up in the middle of the night to see bright and colorful light beams shooting from the ground up to the sky. He took a series of photos, which you can check out here.

According to NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, the photos depict a weather event known as light pillars, which appear when light reflects from ice crystals floating close to the ground. The extremely cold air formed ice crystals from the air, which reflected the city’s street and other lights.

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First Photograph of Light as a Particle and a Wave

Quantum mechanics tells us that light behaves as both a particle and a wave, and scientists have tried to observe both aspects at the same time. In 2015, scientists at…

Quantum mechanics tells us that light behaves as both a particle and a wave, and scientists have tried to observe both aspects at the same time. In 2015, scientists at the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland achieved a snapshot capturing both properties.

Learn more here.

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What the Lighting Industry is Really Thinking

LUX produced a hilarious video showing what the participants of a construction/lighting project are really thinking. Happy New Year to the lighting world!

LUX produced a hilarious video showing what the participants of a construction/lighting project are really thinking.

Happy New Year to the lighting world!

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Calgary Zoo Lights 2016

Taking the kids on our annual lighting pilgrimage to Zoo Lights at the Calgary Zoo tonight. Hope you’re finding your holiday season filled with light. Here’s a video a Calgary…

Taking the kids on our annual lighting pilgrimage to Zoo Lights at the Calgary Zoo tonight. Hope you’re finding your holiday season filled with light.

Here’s a video a Calgary resident made of her trip to Zoo Lights this year:

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LED Pendant Powered by Living Organisms

Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen has created Spark of Life, an LED pendant powered by bacteria. The bacteria are electrochemically active, producing sufficient current to power the LEDs and produce…

Dutch designer Teresa van Dongen has created Spark of Life, an LED pendant powered by bacteria. The bacteria are electrochemically active, producing sufficient current to power the LEDs and produce light. The vessels need to be cleaned and refilled with water, salt and vitamins periodically, while the bacteria remain in the electrode. Van Dongen is hoping to turn the idea into an environmentally friendly product.

Learn more here.

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Light, “One of the Great Impalpable Joys of Life”

Writing for THE GUARDIAN, feature writer Laura Burton describes humanity’s pursuit of light, writing: “Light lies a bedfellow of music, electricity, love, as one of the great impalpable joys of…

Writing for THE GUARDIAN, feature writer Laura Burton describes humanity’s pursuit of light, writing:

“Light lies a bedfellow of music, electricity, love, as one of the great impalpable joys of life, a cause for celebration and wonder, a source of endless desire.”

It is wonderful to see mainstream media publications writing about the joy of light. What we need more of is them writing about the value of how electric light can be shaped and controlled to beautify the built environment–lighting.

Click here to read the piece.

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LAMP 2016 Awards Showcase Light and Form

The Lighting Architecture Movement Project, or LAMP, was founded in 2013 by a group exhibition demonstrating light and form through architectural design. In 2014, it announced its first International Lighting…

The Lighting Architecture Movement Project, or LAMP, was founded in 2013 by a group exhibition demonstrating light and form through architectural design. In 2014, it announced its first International Lighting Design Competition. Focused on the theme of “Cosmic,” LAMP 2016 received 132 submissions from 27 countries.

The three winners are shown below. View all entries here. I love these creations.

Black Hole Lamp (Winner, Established Category)

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Antitesi (Emerging Category)

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Henyx (Student Category)

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