LED technology is revolutionizing lighting; artists and designers continue to find wonderful new ways of using them. Designboom points to the work of Architect and artist Daan Roosegaarde, who has created wireless LED crystals that are powered by a magnetic induction mat.
CRYSTAL are hundreds of crystals of light which brighten when you touch them. People can play and share their stories of light. Artist and architect Daan Roosegaarde calls them “Lego from Mars”. The name refers not only to its futuristic design, but also to its endless potential to play.
Each Crystal contains LEDs that are wirelessly charged via a magnetic floor. Once visitors start adding, moving or sharing Crystals, the basic breathing of the Crystals changes. The lighting behavior of crystals moves from ‘excited’ to ‘bored’, keeping visitors curious.
Here, Daan has used the crystals as an art installation; imagine if your house worked this way, just pick up your light source and move it around anywhere without having to plug it in. Pile them up for extra light. This could be fun.