Illumination in new ways jacob rader

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Illumination in new ways jacob rader

  1. 1. Providing Illumination In New Ways
  2. 2. Current Lighting Design• Pole Mounted• Sconce (Wall Mounted)• Ballard• A box the gives off light – Based off old, inefficient technology
  3. 3. LED• The “New” Technology• Is The New Form Factor Being Utilized to it’s fullest potential?• “Innovative design always develops in tandem with innovative technology” – Dieter Rams
  4. 4. Potential of LED• Completely new form factors – Diversity – Tiny point of light• Cheaper – Energy – Cost – Maintenance
  5. 5. Problems With LED• Heat – Need for lots of thermal dissipation – Limiting the size of the fixture• Glare – The same amount of light in a smaller form factor
  6. 6. Glare• Harsh light – Hard to look at, harsh shadows• Concentrating light at one source – Pole lighting• How do we soften the light? – Spread it out – More sources – Reflectors/Diffusers
  7. 7. How do we limit and reduce Glare• Spread the light out – More poles? – Hanging Line Systems – Ideal: perfectly uniform light levels• More sources – Vary the type of light• Change the tone of the light – Diffusers/Reflectors• Reduction of the required light levels
  8. 8. Next Generation Luminaries• Responsive Systems (system design) – Systems that can read the environment and can adjust dynamically – Self adjusting light levels – Systems that can talk to each other – Emergency Systems – Systems that can adjust to the individual• New Materials
  9. 9. Lights Without The Pole• Making a lighting system that can’t be seen – You can only see the light – Designing “invisible” fixtures• Systems that integrate into existing infrastructure• Modular systems• OLED – Flexible light sources• Drone lighting systems
  10. 10. Natural Considerations• Integration with nature• Fixtures that allow the integration of Nature• Solar/Wind Power• Thermal Power – Recycling thermal energy from the fixture• Bioluminescence• Biomimetic Considerations
  11. 11. The Potential of Bioluminescence• Biological systems that feed off of our waste and provide us light – A parking garage light that makes the air better while providing a warm green glow• Self sustaining and self powered systems• Target Pollution Control• Light Graffiti/Eco Art• Free Form Lighting Design• Genetically engineered light trees

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