Light + Art

Light + Art, Research

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.

Light + Art, Lighting Industry

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!

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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 resident made of her trip to Zoo Lights this year:

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Changing a Lamp with a Drone

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

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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 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 [...]

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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 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 [...]

Awards, Light + Art, Products + Technology

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 [...]

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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 [...]

Light + Art, Lighting Design

ESI Design Designs 8-Story Digital LED Installation for Wells Fargo Center

The most eye-catching building on the Denver skyline, the Wells Fargo Center, has become even more distinct, thanks to a stunning makeover by the Manhattan-based experiential design firm ESI Design. The three-year project, featuring an eight-story digital LED installation in the building’s glass atrium, opens this month. The Wells Fargo Center, designed by Philip Johnson [...]

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Mind-blowing LED Exhibit DMM.Planets Wows Tokyo

TeamLab’s DMM.Planets was a 3,000-square-meter exhibition taking place at “A World of Wonders” in Tokyo through the end of August. The exhibit was divided into four areas, each with its own look, atmosphere and visitor interaction. The most notable is “Wander through the Crystal Universe,” in which visitors walk through thousands of strands of LEDs [...]


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