philips lightcollector app   a visual lighting resource philips lightcollector app   a visual lighting resource
feb 11, 2013

philips lightcollector app a visual lighting resource

philips lightcollector app’s web interface is like a virtual moodboard



in collaboration with philips, light collective has developed a creative platform in the form of the lightcollector app, which invites individuals to capture and share visuals – from urban to architectural to natural lighting scenarios –  which are compiled into an crowd-sourced image bank.


the development of the app comes from wanting to offer lighting and design professionals a way to speed up their image searching requirements, as well as find stimulus for their work. available for both apple and android, lightcollector is accompanied by a web interface which acts as a continuously changing mood-board of images which can be used for quick visual references. the photos which are uploaded, are categorized under such headings of: architectural, artificial, classic, decorative, effect, functional, light art, or natural which allow users to easily find material which is relevant to their various searches.  


the main features of light collector includes its ability to recognize geo-tagged images so that you are able to view pictures captured from your surroundings, or search by place through maps. a simple ‘follow’ function allows one to see other users’ photo streams.



each thumbnail can be clicked on to reveal more information about the lighting project on hand



creatives from all over the world can upload their visual lighting stimulus sharing them with others in the industry



images can be uploaded into a range of categories making it easy to search for visuals related to your research



how does the lightcollector app work?
video courtesy of philips

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