Lighting Journal #42 – Golden Casket Light Sphere

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This is from 2011’s Brisbane Festival of Lights in Australia. The ball is made of 300 DuraVision convex mirrors and was placed within reflective gravel surrounded by 3000 LED lights.

I really wish I got to see this in person. It looks like the LED lights, based on the pictures, are simply around the border. It’s actually pretty trippy how the lights and the gravel end up looking when reflected in the mirrors, but it’s honestly gorgeous. Depending on what color the LEDs are, the gravel can end up looking like water ripples (as in the 2nd picture) or a magma pit (1st picture).  3000 LED lights though, that’s a lot.

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