How do I make a piece of art that I can hold in one hand
that can also fill up a whole room?
My favorite aspect of
LED sculptural design
is that there are
two distinctly different artforms that are intrinsically related.
There is the physical sculpture itself, which might provide a great deal
of direct light stimulation to the eye of the viewer
There is also the room filling, spatial design of colored
light spots and washes blended together that the individually
positioned LEDs project onto the surrounding walls, floors and ceilings.
I also really enjoy the high-tech aspect of LED interior lighting design.
With all of the benefits associated with LED lighting, there is no doubt in my mind that
LEDs will, in most cases, completely replace conventional incandescent and fluorescent lighting
for interior design in the coming years.
Typical incandescent lighting fixture designs have to accommodate certain factors:
dealing with heat and avoiding a fire hazard, protecting people from burns from contact
with hot light bulbs and protecting the glass bulb from damage.
These are the governing design constraints that define all
conventional lighting assemblies.
With LED lighting fixture design, none of these limitations exist.
LEDs give off no noticeable heat. They can be surrounded by materials that will
not withstand any amount of heat much above room temperature without causing any
damage or degradation to the material and without posing any possibility of fire, burn injury,
or electric shock hazard.
LEDs are not fragile. They can be exposed to fairly rough,
direct handling and if properly insulated, LEDs are completely waterproof.
In addition to these features, LEDs are designed to last for many years lit continuously
and they produce more light with less electricity so, in the not-so-long-run,
they are considerably more economical and environmentally friendly.