Trap Light

Gionata Gatto & Mike Thompson

Trap Light converts waste energy back into visible light

___ Trap Light proposes a radical new approach to lighting design. By utilising photoluminescent pigments to capture escaping light, Trap Light converts waste energy back into visible light.

 Photoluminesence is a process in which energy absorbed by a substance is gradually released as light. Using the Murano glass blowing technique, the designers were able to embed photoluminescent pigments into the glass body of the lamp. The addition of pigment to hand blown glass thus gives each Trap Light its own unique pattern and glow. Through this process, Trap Light becomes both shade and light source, emitting, absorbing, and re-emitting light. 30 minutes ‘charge’ of recycled light from a traditional incandescent or LED light bulb provides a few hours of ambient lighting.

With Trap Light, the designers illustrate, that by taking a fresh approach to traditional production methods and existing materials, they can create an engaging, new lighting experience whilst making the most of energy.

Stand & hang / Indoor & Outdoor : 180 x 180 x 380mm (Ceiling Box 120 x 120mm)
Color cages: blue, white, yellow