Light Matters

Bulb Dress 13: HAT

Posted in A Design A Week by studiomakelight on January 25, 2010

What is shading….


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……




Wed: Bulb Dress 01

Posted in A Design A Week by studiomakelight on November 4, 2009

Bulb Dress project is a Tribute to the iconic Edison light bulb. Every Monday, A new “Bulb Dress” will be published here.

Bulb MarleyBulb Marley

Origami Magic Ball is folded from a single piece of paper.


  • any piece of paper in 1:2 ratio, e.g. 20cm x 40cm
  • a few hours (it gets faster after making a few)

The best origami Magic Ball instruction I found.

Edison Bulb BAN….??

Posted in Bulb Ban by studiomakelight on November 2, 2009


Some insights into the ban.