Mike Thompson’s crazy/cool lighting ideas

Art & Design

Artist? Designer? Genius? Mike Thompson has ideas about lighting. Really cool, future-forward, crazy ideas about lighting. He’s created a light called Blood Lamp that requires users to use their own blood to operate the light, in order to drive home the question of whether or not you really need to be using up that energy for lights. Then there’s Trap Light and Trace Light, which utilizes photoluminescent…oh, heck, let him explain:

“The Trace series of outdoor lamps sees designers Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson revisit the same theme as last year’s Trap Light, this time with a completely new material investigation and design. Using photoluminescent pigments in combination with polyurethane rubbers, hand-made photoluminescent skins are developed to convert waste energy back into visible light. As darkness descends, a ghostly trace of light is revealed as the high concentration of photoluminescent pigments radiate recycled light energy as an intense, ambient glow. Trace S and Trace M, are charged either by the provided 5 watt LED light bulb or natural solar energy. Harnessing the natural power of the sun’s rays, and indeed any light in close proximity, Trace L shuns the use of electricity altogether, creating an intense ambient glow from recycled sunlight.”

Whoa. See more on Mike Thompson’s website.

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  1. Brian GadgetSponge

    Apr 19, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    What cool ideas. Love the “blood lesson” idea of the need vs. the want of energy.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Apr 19, 2012 at 4:30 pm

      Me too!

      • Germaine Pierson

        May 21, 2012 at 11:11 am

        Amazing technology out there now, but how long will it take for it to hit stores

      • Adrienne Breaux

        May 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm

        Not sure. Cool crazy technology always takes awhile to become mainstream, but it usually happens eventually.

  2. LampClick.com

    May 22, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    Wow this is pretty amazing! I’d like to know if this can by done DIY style, if so, where’s the guide!? Anyway, high five to Mr. Mike Thompson! =P

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