Saturday, May 9, 2009

Here are some unique lights/luminaries I found while searching about. They are pretty inventive if you ask me...I want one of each!

These are also very cool, but a little...wacky. You'd have to be entertaining a crowd that has a good sense of humor!

Lighting Types

LED Lighting
-normally used for small color lighting
-not cost efficient

Halogen Lighting
-warmer, brighter light

Cold Cathode Lighting
-used mainly for adding color
-creates neons
-cold light

Incandescent Lighting
-widely used in homes and more intimate spaces
-warmer light

Fluorescent lighting
-used for even, controlled light
-widely used in schools and hospitals

HID Exterior Lighting
-used in outside stadiums
-not energy efficient
-lets out bright, voluminous light

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sketch Series 3

Photos taken of fabric samples at 4 different places throughout town that use different kinds of lighting. Photos used to compare color and texture appearance in each lighting scenario.

@Jackson Library March 12, 2009
Lighting: Fluorescent & Natural
Reaction: Colors seem faded and very light

@ my house March 3, 2009
Lighting: CFL bulbs
Reaction: colors seem dull compared to other forms of lighting

@ Harris Teeter March 3, 2009
Lighting: Fluorescent
Reaction: Colors seem very bold and rich

@ Barnes & Noble March 10, 2009
Lighting: Incandescent
Reaction: Colors seem very bright and lively

(Pay no attention to the time/date, my camera is a time machine)

Sketch Series 2

Photos taken at 3 different places around town: a restaurant, a retail store, and an art museum. Photos used to compare the lighting quality, type, and patterns.

@ Target February 13, 2009
Lighting: Fluorescent
Reactions: Smooth, uniform lighting throughout the space is
key for retail stores that sell a variety of products.
Recommendations: small, subtle brightness of light
directed toward key products
@ Ham's on Friendly, February 15, 2009
Lighting: Incandescent, LED, and Natural
Reactions: the mixture of so much light is distracting.
Too much light on one side and not enough on the other
Recommendations: Lower the light fixtures above the tables to
create a more intimate space, control the glare from the
windows while still letting the natural light flow in.

@ Weatherspoon Art Museum, February 23, 2009
Lighting: Incandescent task lighting
Reactions: creates the dynamic focus on each
piece that is necessary in a museum
Recommendations: none. light patterns are simple and
correct for the space

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Sketch Series 1

Photos are taken at different times on different days throughout 3 months of the same location. Photos use to determine the change in daylighting throughout the day and year.

Taken @ 12:00 pm on January 31, 2009

Taken @ 11:00 am on February 16, 2009

Taken @ 4:00 pm on March 16, 2009

(pay no attention to timestamp on camera is a time machine)

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Lounge Lizards

My group evaluated the student lounge (2nd floor of studio), and this is what the general feelings are: