Feature series: Directional Lighting

Different "Daylight" moods for the Orb

Different "Daylight" moods for the Orb

Having introduced the Orb last week as our solution for providing a new kind of light experience, we want to focus on a specific attribute of the product now in order to explain the ideas behind it in a deeper and more understandable way: Directional lighting.

When analyzing the consumption of light in 21st century homes, it is a quick realization that the majority of light sources in private households spread their luminance in one of three directions. In this case that would be an upper zone as you can find in a lot of pendants focusing on the ceiling, a middle zone as usually used in standard-lamps, and a lower zone as depicted in most of the table lamps.

Through the Orb you can create professional light experiences, highlighting the ceiling through a dramatic uplight, or creating a cosy atmosphere by focusing the light towards the dining room table. 

Each of the zones is usually defined by the shade surrounding the light bulb that usually defines through which of the zone(s) the lamp is spreading its light. In order to change the dependence on a shade for the direction and escape the limitations of being tied to a zone, SHADE developed a light source that can spread the colors in all three of the zones simultaneously or individually. 

Additionally, the upper and lower zones are able to display yellow (warm light) to blue (full daylight) light in any intensity up until the level of 100 Watts in an incandescent light bulb, whereas the middle zone is able to display multiple thousand color variations. This enables the user to create any kind of mood or atmosphere in for the different zones and provides a maximum of adaptability. 

Different "Night-time" moods for the Orb

Different "Night-time" moods for the Orb

The Orb can be used by itself as displayed above, but could also be surrounded by semi- or translucent shades. The possibilities aren't limited and the choice is in the consumer's hands to create the ideal light for everyone's surroundings.