The world of lighting is like an unstoppable express train. Technical innovations follow each other in quick succession. We sometimes forget that we mainly lit our homes with gas or oil up to the middle of the 20th century. And look where we are now.
We can’t wait to see what the next decades will bring. It is practically impossible to predict what the future of lighting will look like. But, on the basis of various trends, we may try our luck.
The Philips Hue is a revolutionary product. Unfortunately, most people think it is simply a series of coloured lights. Nothing could be further from the truth. Hue has a number of creative uses that are guaranteed to astonish you.
What if I asked you to name a dozen male designers, architects or artists? Chances are you’ll need only a few minutes to write down an entire list of names. But what if I would ask you to do the same for their female counterparts? Most probably, your list will be a whole lot shorter. That’s a shame, ’cause a bunch of the designs on the dmLights website wouldn’t have existed if it wasn’t for their female creators. That’s why we would like to pay tribute to the creative women behind some of the most iconic designs in our range.
If you do your best at college, sometimes you can get something extra, to reward you for your achievements, like graduating with distinction. It’s quite the same in the world of lighting. The only difference is that you don’t get a degree or a diploma, but an award. Over the years many lamps received awards. We’ve made a short selection.
La Jeune Rue in Paris could very well become the biggest design project ever. The ingredients sure are promising. Take 1 visionary millionaire, 20 of the world’s greatest designers and 25 shops in a Parisian neighbourhood waiting for a make-over. Mix these ingredients and the idea for “La Jeune Rue” is ready. It’s still a work in progress, but when the works will be finished, this will be a neighborhood that is second to none.
Year-end lists have become something of a tradition. We don’t want to question the tradition, but since december is quite a busy period for us, we’d like take a lookback now. Below is the list of the top 10 most frequently read blog posts of 2013. This is our look at the best from the world of lighting. We would also like to wish you the best for 2014! A year full of light and happiness.
The first incandescent light bulbs saw the light of day at the end of the 19th century. In the years that followed, compact fluorescent lamps were developed in the search for more energy efficient lighting and at the start of this century, LED lighting began making serious inroads. But what will come after LED? We throw a little bit of light on the subject.
“When I see the lights of the Scheldt, my heart beats a little faster.” Bobbejaan Schoepen puts it quite nicely in his song from 1952. Enchanting lights dancing on watercourses, particularly on cold winter nights, do something to you. I was recently on the Seine in Paris in early December, sampling the lighting scene in the city, and a week later I let myself succumb to the enchanting sight of the lights on Amsterdam’s Amstel river. The ‘Amsterdam Light Festival’ was also organised in this Dutch city of canals. A must for those who love cosy lighting and art.