Any lighting designer knows that light can affect your mood and your body. Looks like science and technology are catching up to this trick of the trade in a discreet but fun way!
Here in New England, Seasonal Affective Disorder can come on pretty suddenly (especially after winters such as this!). Doctors have prescribed light boxes for years to help combat the symptoms. One company has shrunk down this technology to fit in our ears. That’s right – light shone in your ears can combat SAD and raise your energy levels. Valkee’s Earlight looks just like headphone earbuds, so you can help your SAD symptoms discreetly and on the go. (It claims it will also help with your jetlag!)
It reminds AvLt of how we can focus small but bright spots of light to raise the energy level of a particular part of an exhibit. Nice to see light harnessed in such a practically useful way!
A 3-D printer can make some pretty cool things, but a whole building? Looks like the Dutch are going to try. Maybe we should start making drawings for printable lighting fixtures….
Dutch architect plans world’s first 3-D-printed building
Most of the time when a LED flickers we cringe, but sometimes a flicker can be good. This Kenyan boy has come up with a way to stop neighboring lions from attacking his family’s cattle.
Kenyan Boy’s Invention Scares Off Lions
Are your circadian rhythms getting you down?
We all know how it feels when a day seems like an eternity and when it seems like it went by in a second. The idea that time is in the body of the beholder is the basis for the United Visual Artists project Always/Never. The project is a hypnotic sculpture showing how light, both natural and artificial, affects your everyday being.
Watch: A Hypnotic Sculpture That Depicts Time’s Passing
This is a great article that could have easily been written by any one of us here at Available Light. It is an excellent summation of our profession, where it should be headed and what we should all be thinking about.
A video about a renewable energy source generated by people.
This Renewable Energy Idea Is So Obvious I Smacked My Face
Why doesn’t magenta appear in a rainbow? In this video, Steve Mould demonstrates color mixing with light and explains why meganta is a mystery color.
Colour Mixing: The Mystery of Magenta