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The Big Bulb

The giant industrial-style deco LEDcollection has smoky grey glass and a thin single vertical LED filament. read more

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Light-up pedestrian crossing

An interactive crossing designed for roads that would respond to people’s changing movements throughout the day has been prototyped in South London. Starling Crossing has been created by urban design consultancy Umbrellium, and works by lining roads with a material embedded with LED light technology. The project was commissioned by car insurance company Direct Line.This is accompanied by two cameras at either end of a crossing area, which are “not for surveillance” and do not store images, says Usman Haque, founding partner at Umbrellium, but instead are “effectively the equivalent of motion sensors”. Crossings appear and disappear As people approach...

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Tate Britain installation by filmmaker Cerith Wyn Evans

    An installation by filmmaker Cerith Wyn Evans titled Forms in Space … by Light (in Time) is on view at the Tate Britain in London through Aug. 20. The artwork, created for the annual Tate Britain Commission, is made of nearly 2 kilometers (6,561 feet) of neon tubes suspended from the ceiling of the museum’s Duveen Galleries. Arranged in three sections, the sculpture of straight lines, sweeping curves, and spiraling forms finds its starting point in a single neon ring and ends in a maze of neon lines. Evans’ “drawing in space” takes its inspiration from the precise...

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Lasers Keep Cyclists Safe at Night

  New BLAZE Bike Light Uses Lasers to Keeps Cyclists Safe at Night As bike use rises around the world, cycling injuries and fatalities have increased as well. British design student Emily Brooke was concerned to hear that 79 percent of accidents in the UK occur when bikers are riding at night and are hit by turning vehicles because the driver can’t see the bicycle. So she created a bright green LED bike light called BLAZE that projects a laser image of a bicycle onto the road up to five meters (16.4 feet) ahead of cyclists to alert drivers. BLAZE...

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The world’s first Neon & Light-Art Gallery

On my next visit to London I will definitely be giving the Lights of Soho gallery a look.   Lights of Soho says'Lights of Soho is London’s brightest art gallery and members' lounge, operating as a cultural hub for Soho’s creative community and the global home of creative neon and light art formats. We also provide a daytime meeting space for Soho’s cultural connectors, influencers and creative community.' 35 Brewer St, Soho, London W1F 0RXOpen to the public until 6pm, six days a week. https://lightsofsoho.com  

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