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Ageing Light

Kingston hackSpace


Project by Emma Hayward

Older seniors need up to 10 times more ambient light for comfortable reading than those in their 20s.

The ageing Light intelligently measures the illuminance level in the room. Depending on the setting chosen by the user, it will switch itself on and adjust the brightness according to the surrounding environment.

Copper is used to create the tactile top, tarnishing with use over time to emphasise the raging aspect of the design. The body is made from opal glass, diffusing the light whilst hiding its internal workings. To control the levels, the entire body rotates around a central potentiometer. This plastic component allows interaction without interrupting the light quality. Marble is used for the base, giving the product weight and a sense of timelessness.