Fiber Optic lighting
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June 29th, 2008 by: Paul Strauss How’d you like one of these organic glowing orbs hanging from your ceiling? The intricate Laluna chandelier uses brightly lit, intertwined strands of fiber optics to light up your room.
Made by 1.5mm Fiber Optic cables, and by bending the optical fiber, the area is illuminated outside of the immediate area of the light, creating a very soft light. The brightness is adjustable by the size of the curve. AMAZING! It doesn’t say how much it costs, but you can contact them for more info (in English) here . And their website is here.
When I think of fiber optic lighting, all that comes to mind are those awful 1970s starburst lamps. So I was so thrilled when I came across these beautiful organic designs which use the same basic lighting technology that begat such ugliness in the first place. (w/pics) Created by Torbjörn Lundell of Sweden’s GloFab , these unusual fixtures radiate an ethereal glow as light courses through their fibrous veins. I like to think of GloFab like an illuminated textile.