Category: Light + Art

How Fireworks Work

Earlier this month, America celebrated Independence Day with plenty of fireworks. This video, produced by the American Chemical Society, describes how they work to dazzle the night sky.

Earlier this month, America celebrated Independence Day with plenty of fireworks. This video, produced by the American Chemical Society, describes how they work to dazzle the night sky.

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The Lighter Side: Ukrainian Dance Crew Light Balance

Ukrainian dance crew Light Balance on America’s Got Talent in 2017. The crew combined dance with stunning lighting effects to wow the audience. Check out the video.

Ukrainian dance crew Light Balance on America’s Got Talent in 2017. The crew combined dance with stunning lighting effects to wow the audience.

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Preciosa Wows with Playful Light Installation

Preciosa Lighting’s design concept, “Breathing New Life Into Light,” displayed at 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan, allowed visitors to interact with the lighting installation, which was shaped like a cloud of luminous bubbles. The bubbles brighten or dim as users walk around them. They can also blow into custom orbs at the edges of the installation, allowing users to affect the pattern of light and ambient music.

Preciosa Lighting’s design concept, “Breathing New Life Into Light,” displayed at 2018 Salone del Mobile in Milan, allowed visitors to interact with the lighting installation, which was shaped like a cloud of luminous bubbles. The bubbles brighten or dim as users walk around them. They can also blow into custom orbs at the edges of the installation, allowing users to affect the pattern of light and ambient music.

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Light Art Distinguishes Chicago Building

Created by ESI Design, a New York City-based studio, a novel light art installation creates a wide range of lighting animations on the building front of 1 North Dearborn. Click to watch the video.

Created by ESI Design, a New York City-based studio, a novel light art installation creates a wide range of lighting animations on the building front of 1 North Dearborn.

Using 30,000 LED lights and an infinite mirror effect across 72 feet of windows, the installation features 50 animations, one of them being silhouettes in the shape of people pulsing towards the entry during the morning rush, and moving away from the building at the end of day.

Check it out here:

1 North Dearborn, Chicago by ESI Design for Beacon Capital Partners from ESI Design on Vimeo.

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Houston to Host Neon and Plasma Art Installation

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft will present “Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action,” featuring artists who create a spectacle of light, color, and movement through neon and plasma sculpture and performance.

Houston Center for Contemporary Craft (HCCC) (4848 Main Street, Houston) will present “Light Charmer: Neon and Plasma in Action,” a group show curated by Kathryn Hall and featuring artists who create a spectacle of light, color, and movement through neon and plasma sculpture and performance.

Opening reception is Friday, February 9, 5:30 – 8:00 PM. Otherwise open Wednesday through Saturday, 10 AM – 5 PM, and Sunday, 12 – 5 PM. Holidays: Closed Easter, July 4th, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Admission is free.

Learn more about the exhibition and artists here.

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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.

light pillar

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