new image-based app for Lighting designers
Philips and Light Collective offer a new crowd-sourced and image-based app for Lighting designers to share inspiration.
The Light Collector App is based upon two lighting design fundamentals: the desire to be inspired and the need to store the things that inspire us so we can use them when required. Light Collector is an opportunity to create a crowd-sourced global image collection for the professional lighting industry to share to aid greater knowledge, ease of working and collective creativity.
As explained by Martin Lupton and Sharon Stammers from the lighting consultancy Light Collective “We know how often we trawl our image library to find the perfect image to illustrate our concept to our client. We know that somewhere, in the depths of our not-quite-adequately filed hard drive we have that photograph we once took, in that city we once visited, of daylight transmitted through a stained glass window and creating an explosion of color on the floor. Finding the image allows us to explain what we are trying to achieve in our design. Light Collector is a resource for collecting these light based images.”
‘’We loved the idea of an inspirational light and lighting database as a way to spark and share creativity for each design challenge. We hope to support the design community in creating better and more ground-breaking solutions harnessing light that impact people lives through this shared inspiration.’’ Matthew Cobham, responsible for lighting application at Philips Lighting.
The result is an easy to use App, which will enable lighting and design professionals to speed up their image searching requirements and to feed their creative need for inspiration. As a mobile enabled tool, it allows use of the App while on the go on both Apple and Android platforms. The App is the key to initial involvement in Light Collector but the web interface is equally important.
Download the App for Android in the Google-Play store: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.philips.li.lightcollector
Download the App for iOS in the Apple app store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/lightcollector/id575141043?ls=1&mt=8