Archive for the ‘Light + Art’ Category

Light Art by Hannu

Some amazing long-exposure light art for your Friday. Enjoy!

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. 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 […]

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 the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne in Switzerland achieved a snapshot capturing both properties. Learn more here.

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!

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 resident made of her trip to Zoo Lights this year:

Changing a Lamp with a Drone

Funny effort to change a household light bulb with a drone. Thank you, Internet.

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

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 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 […]

Vermeer: Master of Light

Johannes Vermeer was a Dutch painter in the 1600s who mainly produced paintings of domestic interior scenes. He is most celebrated for his extraordinary use of light in his paintings. Light, typically daylight, permeates his scenes, beautifully rendering his subjects using light and shadow. Check out this documentary about Vermeer’s work and his brilliant use […]