Diode lamp shows darkness and daylight

Posted on Feb 28, 2010 in design | 7 Comments

This is a concept for a diode light unit which I sent in for a competition held by The Illuminating Engineering Society of Iceland and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (The Municipal Energy Grid). The final results of the jury are in and this concept got an honorary mention as being both technically and aesthetically pleasing. Although I didn’t win the main price I just wanted to show you the piece.

I will soon present few other things related to this basic idea. And also a kind of a sister piece which I am designing too. The pictures here are made in Illustrator and Photoshop.

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This is a concept for a diode light unit which I sent in for a competition held by The Illuminating Engineering Society of Iceland and Orkuveita Reykjavíkur (The Municipal Energy Grid). The final results of the jury are in and this concept got an honorary mention as being both technically and aesthetically pleasing. Although I didn’t win the main price I just wanted to show you the piece.

I will soon present few other things related to this basic idea. And also a kind of a sister piece which I am designing too. The pictures here are made in Illustrator and Photoshop.

The idea is an info-graphic panel showing the amount of daylight and darkness at a given latitude anywhere in the world. The light beams out of drilled holes on the panes. In each hole there is a diode light which colour and luminosity is controlled by the user who can select between built in presets. The built in settings as well as custom ones are controlled by a small control board on the side of the panel or by using a remote control or even with a phone.

You can choose between settings like showing only one day, where it also serves as a calendar, all the year at once, solstice, equinox or a clock and few other visual settings like running fast through every day of the year. Dial in a name of a city or latitude to get the correct visual representation of daylight at any given place.

The material use is brushed steel, acrylic or wood. Dimension for interior use is 800 x 800 mm.

Another version I have in mind is a huge panel on a good wall outside in a city at a public square or such. In this case the panel would be like 5 x meters. This would also mean that there could be many more diodes and thus more precision.

Here you have some of the mockup pictures I sent in. This is set up for Reykjavik, Iceland at 64° north. You see at the top of the circle how short the days are in December and how long they are in the summer. At the ecuador all the circles are of even width.

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7 Comments

  1. Kjartan
    01.03.2010

    Þetta er mjög fallegt verk.

  2. Hrundski
    01.03.2010

    Þetta er bara geggjað. Svakalega flott.

  3. Thorbjörn Ingason
    01.03.2010

    Til fyrirmyndar

  4. arnorhs
    03.03.2010

    Nice work. It looks stunning.

  5. Þórir Brjánn
    16.04.2010

    Mjög smart, skil ekki af hverju þú vannst ekki. Ég myndi hafa þetta uppi á vegg.

  6. Yannell Rodriguez
    30.07.2010

    Damn! this is sick! I love the idea, I love the concept, It looks ridiculously fantastic – Im drooling here, hehe. Great job! 🙂

  7. tyrone
    28.01.2011

    Has anyone approached you to have this manufactured? Would love to buy one if so 🙂

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