Diodome’s Animated Geodesic LED Dome

Diodome’s Animated Geodesic LED Dome

This 18ft geodesic dome has a special feature, it is covered in a rainbow of LED lights. Originally designed for the 2013 Burning Man, the Diodome is an interactive light installation with over 300 individually controlled LEDs. It is capable of creating a 3D surface of light and animation that encourages its viewers to participate. The Diodome’s displays include animations and various modes of interactivity with plans for a touch sensitive control dome in the works. With just a little JavaScript and their specially designed animation editor particpants can help the Diodome crew develop animations for the dome. To learn more visit their Indiegogo campaign and watch the video below. Video: Diodome Video...
San Francisco’s Lumina Fibre Optic Light Installation

San Francisco’s Lumina Fibre Optic Light Installation

MADLAB’s out of this world 27-foot tall light sculpture can be seen at the “W” in San Francisco, Calif.  The Lumina is a vibrant chandelier composed of glittering fibre optics, and once in the “W” head over to the hotel’s three-story entrance. Mimicking everything natural and sometimes unseen by the human eye, this chandelier commands its observers attention with the translucent fiberglass and fiber optic strands. Visions of bioluminescent masses, cosmic star clouds, jellyfish and the human body’s nervous system may come to mind as your gaze at this chandeliers awesome lighting components. Sure to be a gorgeous piece no matter how you look at, from below, from the side or even through a window...
Pablo Design’s Gloss Table Lamp

Pablo Design’s Gloss Table Lamp

Pablo Design’s Gloss Table Lamp introduces an innovative hybrid lighting fixture via its moveable dual lamp shades and halogen lights. There are two lamp shades in all, each with its own light source. Move them around to meet your lighting needs, because the light source follows. The direct dual-focused light source enables its users to independently satisfy both ambient and task lighting needs. This table lamp is capable of rotating on its center axis somewhere between 17-inches and 27-inches. An illuminating design with optimal...
MADLAB’s Living Breathing Bacterioptica Chandelier

MADLAB’s Living Breathing Bacterioptica Chandelier

MADLAB design studio’s Bacterioptica Chandelier breaks away from normal lighting designs with this futuristic chandelier that defies the boundaries of lighting design. Form meets function via this living breathing organism. Yes, it is alive, it does grow and it even breathes the same air that we do. This bio-design illuminates spaces with its fiber optic cables and petri dish filtration that are filled with living bacteria. Both weird and beautiful, this special design allows its users to harness bacteria by converting their waste products into clean, renewable energy. Via microbial fuel cells (MFCs) bacteria is encouraged to grow and create energy using a metabolic process that changes bacteria into organic waste, CO2, protons and electrons. All of this and more, allows for waste to produce the electricity needed to illuminate these...
Black Badger’s Glowing Isotope Light Ring

Black Badger’s Glowing Isotope Light Ring

Experimentation and life’s progression has brought the once native Canadian resident to his current home in Göteborg, Sweden and his experimentation with a wide range of design projects has brought new light to the jewelry market. Using new and innovative materials like the playful glowing NASA Moonglow, the owner and designer of Black Badger has brought an illuminating glow to a market that normally just uses light to shine onto the rings. This Isotope Titanium ring updates your style and hand with a brilliant light that will impress your friends and is bound to spark up conversations everywhere you go. Could you imagine replacing the wedding ring with this fun light ring? For more information visit: Black Badger Advanced Composites “Norrsken is the Swedish word for the Northern Lights, or Aurora Borealis. These mystical lights appear in the arctic skies and have been the subject of myth and legend since the time of the vikings. The Norrsken ring combines Glacier White Dupont Corian with a special “photoluminescent polycarbonate” called Moonglow. Moonglow soaks up ambient light (natural and artificial light) and glows bright green in low-light conditions for hours.” (Black Badger Advanced...
The Future of Light: Interactive Lighting Solutions

The Future of Light: Interactive Lighting Solutions

Can light react or interact with people? Is this the future of lighting? Can these types of advancements in technology benefit our day day-to-day experiences, and possibly help those in need? Experiments are already in the works, artists and designers are currently re-imagining how this new interactive technology can ease the strains of everyday life. Environmental challenges, energy reduction, safety and even preserving natural habitats, are just some of the topics these new technological advances are addressing. Here are a few examples of what some artists and designers have been up to. Current day examples of interactive lighting concepts: #1) In London’s Richmond Park a LumiMotion lighting system has been installed to protect the park’s bat population. The lighting from the outdated metal and concrete light fixtures was pushing the beneficial bat population out of the park, so environmentalists and lighting designers stepped in. In an effort to keep the park’s bat population around, they installed the Philips LumiMotion lighting systems within the park. The system was able to detect when a person approaches a park light at night and then increase the brightness accordingly. When unoccupied by humans the lights dimmed, leaving the park dimly lit and conducive to the bat’s natural dark state. The benefits include: after the person passes, the lights decrease in intensity curbing light spill energy savings energy reduction of light and the adverse effects on the bats #2) Another example of this interactive lighting trend is INAHO, an array of freestanding LED bulbs that have been shaped like golden ears of rice. As people approach this interactive light installation the rice glows and gently leans...