happy LED life! - a design competition for Gwangju International Design Biennale 2015

Halo - wearable lighting

Halo - wearable lighting by Nan ZhaoYoav Reches from usa

designer's own words:

Light is fascinating, charming, and exciting. We decorate our bodies with noble metals and stones for their reflection. We use pigments on our faces to create highlights and shadows. We established a language of light and colors that communicate mood and context. Halo is a personal lighting device that celebrates the beauty of the human body, of modern manufacturing, and of solid-state lighting. Small, low power, multicolor LEDs make wearable lighting possible that alter appearance and perception. Halo is designed to illuminate the face, augment emotion, and adapt to match the situation, feelings, and outfit.

A wire bend circlet functions as the base. A flexible circuit board curves gracefully around the frame, delicate as jewelry. Translucent solder mask, copper, and translucent dielectric material assemble a decorative pattern. Ten RGB LEDs are positioned on the bottom layer to achieve a variety of lighting effects. Lighting compositions can be set manually using a Bluetooth enabled device, such as a smart phone, our automatically using the on board motion sensor. Halo explores opportunities for wearable lighting. It is a personal object for a colorful, mobile, expressive, mosaic like society.

Halo – wearable lighting

Lighting composition example 1.

Halo in close up.

Lighting composition example 2.

Collage of impressions from Halo in-the-wild.

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