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US artists The Black Eyed Peas use one main benefit of LEDs, their size, to create an awe inspiring stage performance.


“Fergie’s leather catsuit was carefully integrated with 75 OLED panels. When illuminated, the panels were controlled remotely through a software program to orchestrate patterns and lighting sequences to the set-list, resulting in a truly innovative and integrated performance of music, lighting and technology.”


LEDs have opened up the world of lighting to new potential, and the technology of OLEDs is making that scope for opportunity even bigger. In the entertainment sector the LED is a revolution, offering a space saving, portable lighting system running on a very low wattage. However, although the light source seems to be seeping into all areas of lighting design, it is not something that all people are interested in embracing. Many architects are unimpressed with LED products because the product can end up looking too bright white, creating the wrong kind of atmosphere for in the home. Sally Storey, Design Director of John Cullen Lighting and Lighting Design International believes that although this is a very present issue, being able to review products before committing can help; “As


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with anything, new technology brings new solutions. It can also provide more disasters! Understanding how to play and design with these new LED light sources is key. Embrace the new light sources but always see samples and then you can design successful innovative new schemes.”


Many people are looking to generate the same warm tone of light that you get from a traditional bulb, but this isn’t necessarily something that can be achieved, although the technology is improving. “It is still difficult to get that warm candle light yellow effect with LEDs like tungsten halogen” explains Storey, “but by playing with different effects it is still possible to achieve an excellent result.”


Many of the designers who do not necessary embrace the technology of


LEDs long for the beauty of traditional filament bulbs. LEDs certainly do not have the same intricate aesthetic as a wound filament. Katy Dixey, Head of Lighting Design at Deltalight feels that LEDs offer a whole new opportunity for lighting; “People are looking at LED's to be a replacement to the tungsten lamps, when really LED it is a completely new light source for designers to use to create innovative interior and exterior lighting designs". LEDs should perhaps be considered as their own entity, rather than looking to them to be a direct replica of the traditional tungsten. “Part of the problem has been the quality of LED products coming from the Far East”, explains Duncan Mundy, Managing Director at Ace Lamps. “Until recent months, Ace Lamps felt that the LED’s being imported were not producing the


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