The lamp »Lumnezia« is used to illuminate parks with its diffused light. It was conceived for the swiss light source producer (LED) company esave AG and their innovative concept of intelligent streetlights; park lamps can switch on and off providently, depending on the movement of the pedestrian.
»Lumnezia« is a logic consequence in the history of the streetlight – the lamplighter (historically, an employee of a town who lit street lights, generally by means of a wick on a long pole) becomes an antenna today.
»Because our fear of the dark knows no limits, we have devised a host of aids to compensate for our nocturnal insecurities. Artificial illumination of the night is the most prevalent means of overcoming this human primal fear.« (Anne Mikoleit, Moritz Pürckhauer. Urban Code, 100 Lessons for Understanding the City. gta Verlag, Zurich, 2011.) In the future the price of electricity will increase. Therefor »Lumnezia« lowers significantly the energy consumption and in the same time reduces the luminous pollution.
»Lumnezia« consists of a steel structure, covered by an elastic fabric adapted for exterior conditions. Its light structure facilitates the communication among park lamps and reduces production costs. The fabric not only performs technically, but creates a friendly/soft form as well. The lighting turns into an almost living organism and accompanies the pedestrians during their walk along the park.
materials: steel and technical fabric
light: LED, dimable
components: PIR-sensor, antenna and 'ilightcore' controller