Gallery: COLD LIGHT – Fiberoptic lamp brings sunlight indoors

Cold Light, Fiber Optics, Sun Mirrors
Cold Light, Fiber Optics, Sun Mirrors

The Cold Light, a new fiberoptic sunlight tranport device, is the main attraction on display in Vienna at the Haus der Forschung. Called “0-24 Licht,” the design is the combined work of an architect and an artist named Angelo Stagno and Andrea Van der Staeten, who have won a design competition run by BIG, a development company in Austria. “0-24 Licht” is simple in concept: it uses a system of mirrors to focuses natural daylight through a fiber optic cable which can then be applied to many different lighting designs – producing interior lighting without any extra heat, hence the moniker Cold Light.

Cold Light

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  1. Greasycog March 1, 2007 at 7:42 pm

    A comment to Eva’s question. Fiber optic cable does filter the UV rays out of the sunlight. I don’t think this filtration would affect the benefit of using something like this for SAD. From my understanding it is more intensity based.

  2. Cj February 28, 2007 at 9:48 am

    wow i never knew that Eva in NL, very interesting. I do lik the idea but i know that it isnt a new concept, furthere backing sean!

  3. Eva in NL February 27, 2007 at 9:34 am

    Am I right in thinking that this (unfiltered) light might also help those people suffering from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder)? Currently a lighting system that mimics natural daylight is used to to trigger chemicals in the brain that helps them with this condition.

    Eva in NL

  4. sean February 27, 2007 at 2:44 am

    this is no different from the fiber optic solar lighting made by Parans.

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