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Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Posted By Tafline Laylin On April 13, 2011 @ 9:47 am In carousel showcase,clean tech,Green Lighting,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments

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Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd [2] has created a spectacular interactive installation of energy efficient, emotion-reading lights for the Salone del Mobile 2011 exhibition in Milan [3]. Designed by Ferruccio Laviani [4], the lighting installation, composed of new LED products [5], OLED panels, spotlights, and spatial sensors, reflects Panasonic’s intensive research into sustainable energy solutions [6]. Scattered in individual displays throughout three levels of the Minguzzi Museum, the new products are among the world’s most low energy [7], efficient, and compact lights. They also have some qualities that might creep you out.



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Aiming for compactness of form, essential design, and ease of use and maintenance without compromising energy efficiency [9] or quality of illumination, Panasonic shows just how far lighting can go. Equipped with special sensors that can adjust lighting depending on the number of people in a room, many of their products can even pick up on the “emotional” environment.

Like the tonal range of music (this year’s theme is piano-forte), Panasonic’s lighting can be expressed in a variety of ambiences. The lights will be able to sense whether the mood is bright or somber and adjust the coloring [10] accordingly. Visitors can interact and experiment with the installation and, in Laviani’s words, “experience [the products] at first hand and thus understand them better”.

+ Panasonic Electric Works Co. Ltd [2]

+ Ferruccio Laviani [4]

+ Milan Furniture Fair


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[1] Image: http://inhabitat.com/panasonics-emotion-reading-interactive-led-and-oled-lights-debut-in-milan/pana1/

[2] Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd: http://pewa.panasonic.com/

[3] Salone del Mobile 2011 exhibition in Milan: http://inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair/

[4] Ferruccio Laviani: http://www.laviani.com/

[5] new LED products: http://inhabitat.com/led-light-fixtures-create-the-illusion-of-daylighting/

[6] sustainable energy solutions: http://inhabitat.com/solar-park-transforms-old-viaducts-into-eco-education-centers/

[7] low energy: http://inhabitat.com/21-origami-influenced-flux-chairs-can-be-stacked-to-a-height-of-just-1-foot/

[8] Image: http://inhabitat.com/panasonics-emotion-reading-interactive-led-and-oled-lights-debut-in-milan/panasonica-standard3/

[9] energy efficiency: http://inhabitat.com/pixel-pad-an-energy-efficient-ipad-alternative/

[10] adjust the coloring: http://inhabitat.com/ironic-twist-of-fate-the-color-green-is-toxic/

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