Interactive Lighting Fixture
This piece was designed for the white round lacquer dining table with stark white walls in my living room. It's an ambient piece, good for late night conversations, music playing around and most likely drinks. The light turns on and off by loud ambient noises. This could be a shout, a laugh, a hard hit on a surface.
natural and optical phenomena called solar halos. Tiny ice crystals in the Earth's atmosphere create this effect when they hit direct sunlight. The halos are caused by both refraction-splitting of light, and also by reflection - glints of light from ice crystals. To imitate this effect I turned to dichroic film and addressable LED strip lights.
The light piece is made up of addressable LED's, an Ardunio Uno programmed in Arduino software, a microphone used a sensor to listen to noise above a certain threshold. Please visit this link to view a step by step video of how this lamp was made.