Lighting Design: New Projects
LED Backlit Poster Frame - Big Naked Wall
Big Naked Wall, an online art gallery that exclusively focuses on backlit art is announcing its official launch this week with the unveiling of their “Life is a Feeling” campaign.
Big Naked Wall is a provider of large, backlit, and interchangeable artwork. The backlit aspect of the artwork is new to the art industry and is currently unique to the marketplace.
“We feel our product will resonate with designers and art enthusiasts alike. It invokes an emotion and feeling and at the essence that is what designers are selling; feeling. Our contemporary art concept allows for flexibility in design at a modest investment” says Raymond Wali, Creative Director at Big Naked Wall.
Titled “Genesis” by Zouassi, this artwork is the same as previous. However, once the lights are dimmed, you can see the visual impact these backlit frames make on its environment.
In addition to the art being backlit, it is also interchangeable. This means a new piece of artwork can be purchased without the frame and the existing image can be replaced. Big Naked Wall works with popular artists around the world to provide limited edition pieces.
The frame and artwork are self-assembled on site so they are easily shipped and can accommodate larger sizes without special handling or shipping charges.
“Our backlit art provides a new depth and impact that traditional canvas art does not. Our frame system is unique, in that you can easily purchase additional art and swap it out as desired. These pieces look great in commercial or residential applications, we are excited to bring this to market” adds Raymond.
Titled ”Colored Spectacle” by Mark Lovejoy, this is an example of the differences shown when artwork is backlit vs non-backlit.
Titled “Astronaut in Space” by Zouassi. This is another backlit art piece that showcases the deep impact that the backlighting provides on its environment. The picture below is used to show the relative contrast of when the artwork is backlit vs non-backlit.
Source: dzinetrip, bignakedwall
360 pcs. of LT-200 LED tubes were used for a big art installation at the bridge of Port the Flandre, created by Light Designer Jean-Jacques Marotte. It was one of 11 artworks that lit up Brussels during the Bright Brussels Winter project that took place from 2 December 2016 to 5 February 2017.
Marotte had creative freedom to form his contribution to the project. It was important to him to celebrate this crossroads between two populations and the Brussels canal. He ended up with a concept of an illuminated bridge that connected the two sides of the river. Four lines of LED lights span the breadth of the water, spawning waves of light 15 metres in the air. He chose to LT-200 LED tubes from SGM:
“I was looking for a product that had a 360° viewing angle. It was also crucial with a solution that was IP65-rated because of the rainy and snowy weather circumstances and because of the fact that it had to stay outdoors for two months.”
Via WIFI, he was able to control the pixel mapping from a distance. Marotte has a long track record, using LT-100/LT-200 in his installations:
“Indeed, I know the product very well and have already used it several times in TV, where the actual output is very important. In this case, the clear advantage for me was that the product’s IP65-rating allowed me to control it without the need of any extra rain cover.”
Supply and installation: Christian Stenuit from CST
Preparation and technical follow-up: Didier Dewaele from CST
Products used for this project:
By Jamie A.
New LED lights on Niagara Falls
“We're lighting a world icon.”
“We believe this new lighting will attract repeat visitors and attract new visitors to come see the falls in a much more elaborate way.”
New lighting, which will illuminate the American falls, has already been installed in the lower gorge and work is almost completed on installing the new system to the illumination tower beside Queen Victoria Place which will focus on the Horseshoe Falls.
Also, light panels are being added to the top of Table Rock which will shed light on the lip of the Horseshoe Falls.
“We've been trying to shine light through the mist for many, many years,” Adames said. “Now, with the lights on Table Rock, we can provide an even light treatment of the Horseshoe Falls.”
Recent high profile events such as the Nik Wallenda high wire walk and Red Bull Crashed Ice – where organizer used their own equipment to illuminate the Falls - demonstrated how enhanced lighting could better showcase the falls at night.
“We could have continued to use the xenon lights,” Adames said. “However, LED technology has come a long way and it's only recently we were able to identify companies that could bring forward a lighting solution.”
Following a Request for Qualifications and a Request for Proposal process, a consortium of firms comprised of ECCO Electric Ltd., Salex Inc., Mulvey & Banani Lighting Inc., Sceneworks and Stanley Electric was selected in February. Construction began in September.
Financial support for the multi-million dollar project came from both government and local tourism stakeholder groups in both Canada and the United States.
“We are very fortunate to have community stakeholders on both sides of the border who have supported our vision since the project was first proposed,” said Mark Thomas, chairman of the Niagara Falls Illumination Board and western district director of the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historical Preservation.
“The improvement to the nightly illumination of the Falls will encourage visitation to Niagara and we appreciate the stakeholders recognizing the importance of this project for the destination.”
Niagara Falls Coun. Wayne Thomson, chairman of Niagara Falls Tourism, said he's been pushing for new lighting for the past seven years.
“I'd be having dinner at the falls with my wife and my wife and other people would look over and asking when the lights come on... they had been on for two hours. All you saw was a little bit of grey and the mist in the centre. It was very unimpressive.”
His began campaigning for enhanced lighting in early 2009 after he drove across the Rainbow Bridge and noticed the Horseshoe Falls were bathed in bright light.
“It was phenomenal,” he recalled. “The falls were lit up like you wouldn't believe.”
Thomson later learned the lights were particularly bright that night because local magician Greg Frewin was on site filming a television special.
Thomson said the new lighting will be a “huge game changer” for the city.
“People come here to see the falls and the parks system and all the other attractions in the region and they all want to go down and see the illumination of the falls in the evening,” he said.
“(The illumination) has been totally unimpressive for many years. The new lighting, in my opinion will bring worldwide publicity and will draw people here from around the world.”
An official lighting ceremony is scheduled for Dec. 1.
The new lights were originally to be unveiled during the Winter Festival of Lights launch Nov. 19.
More information: niagarafallsreview.ca
By Jamie A.
Jason Bruges Studio were commissioned by GLComm to design and build a multi-sensory experience for LG Electronics that was a living, breathing representation of the new LG SIGNATURE range. This took place from the 1st September at IFA 2016 in Berlin.
Drawing on the experience of blending architecture with interaction design, we carefully crafted a multisensory and dynamic experience that reinterpreted each of the product’s essence into lighting, movement and sound to convey nature in art.
The luminous, mixed media, suspended canopy called Pixel Constellation, was created by a series of expressive physical pixels. The different typologies were inspired by the four LG Signature product types; refrigerator, washing machine, air purifier and OLED television and the variety of pixels created a light and sound symphony inspired by a series of natural phenomena.
By Jamie A.
Dimensions: x6 3m tall by 60cm wide and 20cm deep granite structures
‘Back to Front’, consists of an array of monolithic granite structures that sense changing levels of light within the park in real-time. People walk through the park, trees shift and the sun moves across the site, casting dynamic shadows onto the monoliths. These shadows are sensed by the artwork and transferred through the depth of the granite structure to reveal animated silhouettes on the opposite side. Images are revealed by controlling an array of LED lights, which are diffused by glass lenses embedded within the stone. The aim is to create an enjoyable and dynamic experience for pedestrians, which reflects the changing weather fronts that envelop the city.
Unique analogue electronic printed circuit boards (PCBs) have been developed for use inside the artwork. Each individual LED/sensor node across the face of the granite monolith works autonomously, both sensing and emitting unique levels of light simultaneously. Imagery emerges from the combined behaviour of each individual LED node.
The installation is able to detect static shadows from buildings, light and shade resulting from different times of day and seasonal changes, as well as dynamic movement from surrounding people and trees. The studio took inspiration from the characteristic lake effect ‘weather fronts’ experienced in Toronto; weather boundaries that separate two masses of air of different densities, that dramatically affect the city’s climate all year round.
ABOUT JASON BRUGES STUDIO
Formed in April 2002, Jason Bruges Studio designs and builds interactive and engaging installations across the sectors of architecture, art and brands. Based in London, and recently expanded to include a team in NY, the Studio is a multi-disciplinary and experienced collective of creative types: architects, lighting designers, engineers, programmers, industrial designers and a high calibre management team, who all collaborate to develop highly innovative and pioneering spaces for clients. Each unique space combines high levels of environmental awareness and technical skill and connects people with their surroundings.
Among the Studio’s international portfolio are projects such as an interactive lounge at San Diego Airport, interactive artwork in a shopping mall in Shenyang, China and four Olympic Games installations in London.
Exciting new public art commissioned by Tridel for the 300 Front Street West community in the heart of downtown Toronto. Entitled "Back to Front" and designed by Jason Bruges Studio, these black monoliths are actually reactive light installations that reflect movement and changes in the surrounding environment.
By Ольга Мартынова
Всем уже давно известно, что на сегодняшний момент многие города развитых стран активно продолжают внедрять светодиодное освещение в жизнь, и город Чико в штате США - Калифорния - не исключение.
"Полная модернизация всех осветительных приборов города обойдется бюджету в порядка 181,497$. Тем не менее, по приблизительным подсчётам экономия только за год составит 98,747$", - сказал Эрик Густафсон, действующий директор общественных работ города Чико.
Густафсон также уверен, что все затраты будут полностью компенсированы примерно за 1,84 года, что менее 2-х лет.
"Расходы за электричество являются одним из самых больших расходов, с которыми сталкиваются все города," - добавил Эрик. "За последние 20 лет мы заплатили за него около 23 млн долларов , так что если у нас есть шанс сократить расходы, мы воспользуемся им. Дополнительная экономия заключается в том, что жизнь светодиодных ламп составляет 20-25 лет по сравнению со старыми лампами".
Среди зданий, в которых будет заменено освещение, есть шесть пожарных станций, гаражи, аэропорт, департамент полиции и городского совета.
По оценкам Густафсона работа будет завершена в течение одного месяца.
By Ольга Мартынова
В городе Ченканго в Нью-Йорке местная областная школа предложила экономить энергию, чтобы сократить свои затраты.
Учащиеся в школе решили установить светодиодное освещение во всём районном здании. В добавок к сокращению расходов на электроэнергию чиновники заметили, что свет от таких ламп намного приятнее для глаз. Свет может регулироваться персоналом в случае надобности.
"Допустим, учитель ведет урок, и в это время для каких-либо нужд в определённом месте необходимо ограниченное количество света", - сказал Лойд Пек, районный смотритель. " Вы в состоянии настроить свет в передней или задней части кабинета. В общем, где и как вам необходимо. Если вы занимаетесь чем-то позади класса, и вам нужен свет там, так настройте его. Теперь это не будет проблемой."
Также Пек отметил, что подобное нововведение сократит затраты на $100,000 в год.
Сама инновация выйдет бюджету в 3,7 млн $. Район оплатил 100.000$, $250,000 были получены от фирмы NYSEG. Остальные же расходы покрыло государство.
Большинство приборов освещения будут установлены до сентября 2015 года.
By Julia Cialpuk
Еще недавно инновационным искусством считали создание цифрового рисунка, 3D-графику и 3D печать. Казалось, что же еще! И оказалось - что это световые инсталляции. Скульптуры из пучков света на протяжении августа украшают ряд городов Северной Америки. Свободные выставки привлекают огромное внимание людей - от стара до мала. Яркие насыщенные фигуры авторства американской художницы Janet Echelman становятся поводом для совместных переживаний, взаимодействия и диалога.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=29dqHKvwrf8 В Сиэтле, Бостоне, Монреале выставлены (или подвешены!) наиболее пышные экспонаты. Все они имеют лёгкий, прозрачный натяжной каркас, а основную художественную работу выполняют LED lights. Некоторые произведения освещены статично, другие - имеют управляемую с помощью компьютера хореографию. Ранее работы радовали жителей и гостей Денвера, Сиднея, Амстердама и Сингапура. Для размещения выбирали открытые пространства в центральной части городов, стараясь влиться в местную архитектуру. Реализовать подобные идеи может каждый - у себя под потолком или между тремя деревьями в саду. Главное выбрать что и как подсветить.
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