Adaptive Lighting

Kjell Yngve Petersen, Jesper Kongshaug, Karin Søndergaard

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Abstract

Adaptive Lighting

Adaptive lighting is based on a partial automation of the possibilities to adjust the colour tone and brightness levels of light in order to adapt to people’s needs and desires. IT support is key to the technical developments that afford adaptive control systems. The possibilities offered by adaptive lighting control are created by the ways that the system components, the network and data flow can be coordinated through software so that the dynamic variations are controlled in ways that meaningfully adapt according to people’s situations and design intentions.

This book discusses the investigations of lighting scenarios carried out in two test installations: White Cube and White Box. The test installations are discussed as large-scale experiential instruments. In these test installations we examine what could potentially occur when light using LED technology is integrated and distributed differently into an architectural body. We also examine what might occur when light is dynamic and able to change colour, intensity and direction, and when it is adaptive and can be brought into interaction with its surroundings. In short, what happens to an architectural space when artificial lighting ceases to be static, and no longer acts as a kind of spatial constancy maintaining stability and order? Moreover, what new potentials open in lighting design?

This book is one of four books that is published in connection with the research project entitled LED Lighting; Interdisciplinary LED Lighting Research. The research project has been a three-year collaboration between The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation and The IT University of Copenhagen.
Translated title of the contributionAdaptivt Lys
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationCopenhagen
PublisherThe Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, School of Architecture
Number of pages102
ISBN (Print)978-87-7830-361-5
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7830-361-5
Publication statusPublished - 30 Apr 2015

Keywords

  • adaptive
  • lighting
  • experience

Artistic research

  • Yes

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