Zeno by Luceplan — Artificial Natural Light


Been a while since we mentioned the idea of getting sunlight into spaces bereft of windows, via lightwells, or lightpipes. After two years of research Italian designers, Diego Rossi and Raffaele Tedesco, created the Zeno light for Luceplan, which works on much the same principle. Optical conduits collect exterior light and convey in a "direct and controlled way" to the fittings. What makes this light different from other lightpipes is that it can also integrate other light sources into the design, like compact fluorescent bulbs, HID Metal-Halide and halogen lamps. This allows for an interfacing of "efficiencies, temperatures, colours and chromatic yields." The team are looking at technologies which will make it "possible to distribute direct light from the sun and subdivide the cost of the system amongst the tenants of an apartment block." Aside from the Zeno, Luceplan have embraced "environmental compatibility" for their operations as a whole (investigating materials choice, manufacturing processes, finishes, design-for-disassembly, packaging, and so on.) ::Luceplan via Youthxchange