LED Light Sculptures & Interior Lighting
by James Lehman




          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.