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  1. Gorgeous Heng Balance Lamp boasts unique magnetic switch mechanism Li Zanwen won the Red Dot Award 2016 for the HENG. The two balls in the wooden frames serve as switches of the lamps. As we raise the the lower ball, the two balls would be drawn together magnetically. They would float in the air and when they reach a balance, the light would be turned on. This new way of interaction brings joy to our monotonous life. It's a new and interactive way to brighten up your room!
  2. Osram LED pillars provide the basis for Smart City networking Modern LED City Light pillars equipped with the Street Light Control system and Einstone technology from Osram were installed in a city-wide intelligent network to form the basis for the Wipperfürth Smart City project. Luminaires transmit information via Bluetooth signal that is then recorded and processed by the new WippApp. Smartphone users that have downloaded the app can access a diversity of information such as offers from retailers, information about companies and much more. The town of Wipperfürth began to upgrade its complete road lighting across several construction stages to energy-efficient LED technology in 2010. Now the Hanseatic town in "Bergisches Land" has created a further pioneering project together with Osram. In addition to further LED modernisation, the project also aims at intelligently networking the urban road lighting. The photometric base unit for intelligent LED road lighting is modern City Light pillars from Siteco equipped with the efficient 540 Plus LED module. To make the nocturnal appearance of the town even more appealing, the pillars have a supplementary linear RGB module that can be individually controlled with the Street Light Control software. This enables specific coloured light scenarios to be created in the city centre. The complete software infrastructure is stored in a cloud. An Osram Einstone transmitter is also integrated in the lower area of the luminaire’s top unit. This emits a Bluetooth signal that is received by smartphones and can be used with a corresponding app. Einstone technology enables site-related services by linking it with the Wipperfürth app, and users of the app can simply and conveniently access location-specific special features, the offers of associated retailers and general information. "Street luminaires offer the ideal infrastructure for this because they’re distributed throughout a town or city in a tight grid," said Andreas Pickelein, Project Manager, Osram Lighting Solutions. "Power is also available. When the luminaires light up the road at night the Einstone battery recharges, enabling the device to have sufficient operating voltage during the day" he added. The extensive range of Smart City functions for urban lighting can also be expanded, for example by integrating environment sensors or sensors helping users when searching for parking spaces. Source: osram-group
  3. LEDs light up a homemade ice rink In 2016, a homeowner from Minnesota in the USA attempted to freeze waterproof LED lights in a backyard ice rink. The man who created the ice rink actually owns a flooring business and decided to convert his backyard tennis court into an ice rink during the winter. (Source) His wife pitched him the idea that it should have LED lights in the flooring. The man then went on to find LED lights and created an ice rink that illuminates different colours while skating. You can see a video of the ice rink below.
  4. Gorgeous Heng Balance Lamp boasts unique magnetic switch mechanism Li Zanwen won the Red Dot Award 2016 for the HENG. The two balls in the wooden frames serve as switches of the lamps. As we raise the the lower ball, the two balls would be drawn together magnetically. They would float in the air and when they reach a balance, the light would be turned on. This new way of interaction brings joy to our monotonous life. It's a new and interactive way to brighten up your room! More info: kickstarter
  5. The Wooden Light Bulbs I've been always fascinated with the warmth of wood and the brightness of light. The combination of those two can give only a beautiful effect. Here is a video showing the building process step by step. More info: instructables
  6. Rustic Live Edge Log Slice Lazy Susan with LED Lighting Doing some work on the raw log slices and adding a bearing and some led lighting gives the nice mix of rustic meets modern to make a Rustic Live Edge Log Slice Lazy Susan with LEDs! More info: instructables
  7. DIY LED Desk Lamp This cool desk lamp is made with LED strip lights and maple. It features a very simple design where the wood is really in focus and has a remote control that attaches to the back of the lamp. This lamp would be great in a lot of different settings, and of course you could use whatever wood you have on hand. More info: instructables
  8. Smart Bluetooth LED glasses EASE OF USE Download the CHEMION app to your iOS or Android device and turn on your glasses. Look for the pairing code in the app and you’re in! That’s just about all there is to pairing these guys. Once you have them paired you can control many features from the app or just use the power button to scroll through the presets on the glasses. The presets include hearts, waves, fireworks, GO!!! and a crazy triangle pattern. When you dig deeper into the app you’ll find you can make custom text, use the EQ, create drawings (tricky to do) and explore other users’ presets. Text mode is probably the easiest, just type in the text you want to appear on the glasses and tap it when done. The text will automatically transfer over to the glasses from the app. The EQ feature uses the mic on your phone to listen to the noise around you and show an LED EQ on the glasses, this is great where you have music at a party. The creator mode has you drawing things across a grid of pixels which represent the LEDs, which is a bit harder to master but could be fun if you do. Once you have something programmed in you do not have to have your phone on for it to work. Just program it and put your phone away. If you want to change things up, you will have to pull out the phone and enter new parameters. Overall, using the glasses isn’t hard at all, once you have them paired and you dig into the app for a bit, it all comes together quickly. Source: chemi-on
  9. RGB Shades: Programmable LED Glasses What are RGB LED Shades? They're programmable shutter shade sunglasses with an array of 68 full-color LED pixels on the front. The LEDs can show different colors by mixing levels of Red, Green, and Blue...just like the screen you're using to read this. Although the LEDs are very bright from the outside, they're almost invisible from the inside; you can see out just fine. A programmable microcontroller (Arduino-compatible) chooses the color of each pixel to display a wide range of colorful animations.
  10. More information: Macetech LED Matrix Shades: http://www.macetech.com/blog/node/128 Macetech RGB Shades: http://www.macetech.com/blog/node/127 https://learn.adafruit.com/ledshades?view=all https://learn.adafruit.com/celebration-spectacles?view=all http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Teach-an-LED-Goggles-Workshop/?ALLSTEPS
  11. JARDINS DO PALACIO Cristal 30 vertical light tubes were place along the margin of the lake and different light composition were pre-program. The result was a set of different light/shadow animated sequences that interact with the natural elements of the surrounding space. Source: lednews.lighting
  12. This illuminated arch rises up out of the water and surrounds a foot bridge in Austin, Texas East Side Collective, a co-working design studio featuring co-founder Tim Derrington and member Wilson Hanks, along with Drophouse Design have recently worked together to create a temporary installation as part of the Waller Creek Conservancy’s “Creek Show“, in Austin, Texas. “Deep Curiosity” is an illuminated arch that rises up out of the water and surrounds a foot bridge over the Waller Creek to create the illusion of a never ending circle that inspires imaginative thought and an appreciation for both the natural and man-made elements found in and around the same area. The light installation is made from strips of curved steel that have been welded and formed into a curved arch. The arch is made up of sections that were constructed in a warehouse and were later assembled on site in the water and above the bridge. The partially submerged circular form combines reality with the power of illusion to encourage people to think about and appreciate the complexity of the creek and celebrate the possibility of future perfection in the Waller Creek area. Original: contemporist
  13. Ken Burns Bridge Located over a lake that teems with swimmers and boaters during the summer, the Ken Burns Bridge can be viewed by motorists, boaters, swimmers and residents around the lake. Elegant, curved arches are enhanced with color-changing light below deck, while above deck, four 50' tall sail-shaped gateways become color-changing nighttime icons, celebrating holidays, seasons, sports victories and special events. The bridge opened to great acclaim, winning the hearts of residents and becoming a local landmark. In addition to the pre-programmed events, the lighting has been used to express solidarity with France after the terrorist attacks there and to mourn Prince's untimely death. Transparent during the day and visible from all angles at night, the gateway sails welcome motorists and pedestrians to the City of Worcester and Town of Shrewsbury. By way of a custom user interface and pre-programmed events, the owner can create both static and kinetic color-changing events. Source: lednews.lighting
  14. Brainrave is an interactive audiovisual installation BRAINRAVE BY LATE INTERACTIVE Brainrave is an interactive audiovisual installation which lets you control generative music and visuals using your brain alone. Boasting almost 4,000 addressable RGB LEDs, Brainrave seeks to demystify Brain Computer Interfaces (BCIs) and make something that seems like science fiction become science fact. When you wear the EEG headset, an algorithm processes the raw EEG waves into meaningful data, in this case the level of concentration/relaxation. The installation includes a concentration meter in the form of an LED ring which helps you control your concentration better. In order to raise the concentration level, you can focus on the meter, perform complex mathematics in your head or simply focus really hard on one thought. On the other hand, relaxation can be achieved by closing your eyes, letting your muscles loose and zoning out the surrounding environment. This attention level extracted from the headset is then used to manipulate and generate music and visuals through software programmed specifically for this installation. The resulting music is then blasted from a PA system and the visuals are displayed onto the huge array of LEDs for everyone to enjoy... that is until you take off the headset. Brainrave is suited for all audiences. We aim to tour music, light, science and art festivals with it as well as schools and hospitals. Brainrave was originally commissioned by Science in the City, Malta in September 2016. Source: lednews.lighting
  15. CLUSTER it's a real-time interactive Light and Sound installation made by Playmodes Studio The installation was comissioned by Mira Festival to be part of a launch event for Adidas in Madrid in November 2016. Source: lednews.lighting
  16. Audiovisual installation ‘After the Storm’ The rumbling sounds of approaching thunder introduce Storm. This immersive audiovisual installation recreates the thrill and excitement of watching a storm as it moves from dark and foreboding to booming explosions of light as the gale approaches. Commissioned for Newcastle Gateshead Initiative's Enchanted Parks 2016, Storm is Output Arts' most ambitious audiovisual installation to date: constructed from 108 separate triangular panels with a total of 4320 LEDs, 335 metres of cabling and a dozen computers. The event saw 30,000 visitors across six nights. Storm uses a recording of a thunderstorm from the British Library Sound Archive, contributed by wildlife sound recordist Simon Elliot; Output Arts are grateful for his kind assistance. Source: lednews.lighting
  17. The rumbling sounds of approaching thunder introduce Storm. This immersive audiovisual installation recreates the thrill and excitement of watching a storm as it moves from dark and foreboding to booming explosions of light as the gale approaches. Commissioned for Newcastle Gateshead Initiative's Enchanted Parks 2016, Storm is Output Arts' most ambitious audiovisual installation to date: constructed from 108 separate triangular panels with a total of 4320 LEDs, 335 metres of cabling and a dozen computers. The event saw 30,000 visitors across six nights. Storm uses a recording of a thunderstorm from the British Library Sound Archive, contributed by wildlife sound recordist Simon Elliot; Output Arts are grateful for his kind assistance. Source: artputouts
  18. Turn your LED floor into a tool for informing and inspiring people Luminous carpets – invisible integration of LED lighting in carpets and vinyl flooring. Invisible integration of LED lighting in carpets and vinyl flooring that come to life with moving messages or images to greet and guide visitors and guests. Luminous carpets are easily connected to your electrical and IT infrastructure to run pre-programmed displays. Or you can simply use your tablet or smartphone to create these special messages. Furthermore, luminous carpets can be connected to the fire alarm system so that, in case of a fire, it will show you the safest way out of the building. Luminous carpets – wayfinding in the floor Click here to see film about Luminous carpets One simple installation. Infinite ways to make an impression Want to make your mark on visitors and guests? Luminous Carpets let you welcome, attract and guide them in ways they have never seen before. Touch your tablet, and lights under your feet brightly display graphics and words. Touch your smartphone, and dynamic moving images show a personal welcome to your expected guest. Your floor becomes a tool for informing and inspiring people. Luminous Carpets integrate cutting-edge LED lights and high performance carpets. They will: Welcome visitors to your office, with a personal message Enhance your brand, providing the right information in an innovative way Draw in crowds at tradeshows, with eye-catching floor displays Greet and guide hotel guests, making them feel welcome Go hand in hand with the aesthetics of your building, with high-quality carpet material that looks good even when the lights are off. Fresh technology that helps you stand out from the crowd Luminous Carpets give you the power to create truly memorable experiences in your building. Combining luxurious carpets with cutting-edge LEDs, the technology connects easily with your electrical and IT systems. With one simple setup, you can display personal messages or subtle signage - whenever and wherever you want. Luminous Carpets can be easily integrated with other connected lighting and internet-related technology. By interacting with your visitors in new and inspiring ways, you will create a lasting impression on everyone who enters your building. Where can you use Luminous Carpets? The materials we use are so resilient, and the LED units so robust, that Luminous Carpets can be used almost anywhere in your building. For example, you can… Show personalized greetings in hotel rooms Display attention-grabbing signs and animations at tradeshows Direct visitors towards your front desk in lobby areas Display live information feeds in waiting areas, e.g. news headlines Use hallways floors to direct people to toilets, exits and meeting rooms. During an emergency, the lights can help people to find an alternative escape route. More information: https://www.luminous-carpets.com
  19. A heady synthesis of modern technology, Buddhist philosophy and visceral experience, Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything open at the MCA. Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything is Miyajima’s first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos. Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan.
  20. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything A heady synthesis of modern technology, Buddhist philosophy and visceral experience, Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect with Everything open at the MCA. Tatsuo Miyajima is one of Japan’s most renowned contemporary artists, known for his sculptures and room-scale installations incorporating light and numbers. Tatsuo Miyajima: Connect With Everything is Miyajima’s first exhibition in the Southern Hemisphere. It encompasses his sculptural works, rooms and environments, and performance videos. Time and its passage are explored through the works and represented visually by multiple, small digital counting devices. Miyajima developed his first customised digital counters in the late 1980s, using light emitting diodes or LEDs. These ‘counter gadgets’ remain central to his art today, their red and green palette expanding in the mid-1990s to include blue, then white, as LED technology developed in and beyond Japan. More information: tatsuomiyajima