Lighting Science’s “Good Night” Biological LED Lamp

Developed for NASA, a bulb that encourages melatonin production and restful sleep

Most of us are aware of the fact that there’s more to a good night’s sleep than an excellent mattress. In fact, there are so many tangential sleep industries—from pills, teas, apps and creams all the way to therapy. Until recently, however, countless people haven’t thought about the last thing they see before turning off the lights: the very beams emanating from the lightbulbs of …

Design Miami/Basel 2013: Casting Light

From artificial storms to electronic innovations, five works that cleverly play with light

It could be argued that it doesn’t matter what, or who, is in any room if the lighting isn’t right. The following pieces—seen among the other wares at Design Miami/Basel—emit, warp or interact with light in exotic ways. Each piece embeds functionality within artistic achievement and the future of lighting design manifests as far more than just bulb, fixture and shade. The “Fragile Future 3 …