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.