Light Matters

Edison’s Babel: new foto

Posted in A Design A Week, Bulb Ban by studiomakelight on November 19, 2009

Testing the new Osram Halogen energy saver bulb on Babel.

These bulb are essentially normal halogen light in Edison bulb glass. It is 30% more efficient than Edison bulb because filament is enclosed in halogen gas to allow it burns better while giving out light. Since halogen light is an improved version of Edison’s invention, it gives the same kind of warm light we are accustomed to.

Halogen energy saver is closer to a single point light source than Edison bulb. As a result, the shadow is more defined (see foto below).

In comparison to CFL, I prefer Halogen energy saver. It has better quality light in terms of colour temperature and light/ shadow effect. Unlike CFLs, there is no need to buy a even more expensive dimmable version, any Halogen energy saver bulb is dimmable.

Until cleaner and more sustainable lighting technology becomes available, for better light quality, I will use Halogen energy saver because I am concerned about the toxic mercury contain in the CFL.


Wed: Bulb Dress 02: Edison’s Babel

Posted in A Design A Week by studiomakelight on November 11, 2009

Was Edison’s Bulb his Tower of Babel?

Is the CLFs the new Babel Tower?

How many Babel Towers are we constructing so far……




Crystal Mesh by realities:united

Posted in Nice things by studiomakelight on November 10, 2009

Another project forwarded by Emu of Mesa.

The „screen“ facade is formed by a tessellated pattern made up by physical plastic bodies. A regular matrix of fluorescent lamps is superimposed onto (into) this idiosyncratic physical structure. That produces a display screen, which however is vividly distorted by the strong geometry of the individual light fixture and which is peppered by the regular perforations of the physical screen as well as by variations in the arrangements of the light fixture objects. Read more..

crystal mesh 1

crystal mesh 2

crystal mesh 3

Thanks Emu.

Edison Bulb BAN….??

Posted in Bulb Ban by studiomakelight on November 2, 2009


Some insights into the ban.