Glowing street lighting


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  • Summary

    We want to create beautiful glowing "street lights" in a neighborhood of the Borderland by setting up 30 unique lamps with color changing LEDs.

    Full description of the concept

    The dream is pretty simple. The last 2 years we have been experimenting with lighting up the area around the [re]connect camp with glowing LEDs and this year we would like to make it grander, so the whole neighborhood has beautiful "street lights".

    We want to construct 30 lamps with a color changing LED light in each. We want to make them quite big (1,5+ m tall). We will either lasercut the lamps or build frames in wood. The final decision on this will depend on the time consumption for laser cutting and the funding for the project.
    - The most time consuming and expensive version implies lasercutting and constructing intricately patterned lamps.
    - The least time consuming and expensive version implies using scrap would and old fabric to create pyramids (as the ones we prototyped last year - see picture).
    - An in between option would be to make simple frames and cover them with fabric to create something that resembles large "paper lamps".

    How can other burners co-create with you?

    People are very welcome to participate. If you have ideas for efficient and beautiful designs for the lamps it is most welcome.

    Grant application details

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    We will buy 30 20w LED lamps for the project. As it is a lighting project it is impossible to do it without these. We imagine that the lamps (or at least the LEDs and cables) will be repurposed many times at future burns. We always need more lights.

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    • Do you need electricity from the grid? How much in Watts? Yes. 30x20w = 600w

    • Will there be light? The thing is illumination during the night, so yes.

    • Safety implications The only potential risk would be badly insulated cables/connectors. We will buy safe cables and will make sure that everything is water proofed.

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