Designs for the Better World

ILLUMIO

The LED-Emotionalize your light! Design Contest is about the creation of new and innovative ideas and designs for LED light solutions with a “Wellness/Wellbeing” focus.
I was invited to the contest and am honored to take part in it. Here’s my idea:

ILLUMIO (illumination + emotion)

Emotion changes in various reasons. ILLUMIO is an abstract model of how a human feels in his/her human relationship and the environment.

ILLUMIO has a base with 16 holes and 4 light bulbs. The main body of the base is made of frosted glass, which reflects ambient light around a light bulb. The curved shape represents the earth and the shape of the light bulb implies a human being.

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ILLUMIO

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According to the position of the light bulbs, the color that the LED in a bulb emits changes. This shows a human feels differently when the surroundings change.
The arrangement of the bulbs means human relationships. There are numerous patterns of the bulb arrangements. Some examples are shown in the next image.

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Color Variation Examples
Robert Plutchik’s psychoevolutionary theory of emotion is one of the most influential classification approaches for general emotional responses. The colors that the lights change to are based on his color graph. In addition to color variations, the intensity of the lights also varies according to the lights’ positions. For example, if the “trusted” square is located in the corner, the intensity of the green light becomes weaker because the position implies “united but biased”.

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9 responses

  1. Anonymous

    That’s wonderful.

    June 1, 2009 at 12:19 am

  2. Неплохо, краткость – сестра таланта. Мне понравилось. Спасибо!

    June 1, 2009 at 7:29 pm

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  4. Bravo !
    Good job.

    I like it.

    June 3, 2009 at 9:31 pm

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  7. claudio cannella

    this remqinds meof a thing that was written in a booklet i read … about linking light and colours to emotions and memories thru sound … the book was “the telepatic”
    this work coul be reversed i think with an 8 array of bases each one with a single colour led …
    for the inventor : may i send this article to a couple of friends ???
    answer me by email so that i can ask you also some more questions …

    August 4, 2009 at 6:07 am

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