Ignite light is an interactive light fixture that is sensitive to its environment.

In Copenhagen, we are constantly surrounded by hygge, a Danish concept that is best described by muted colors, chunky sweaters, and good friends. Ignite Light was inspired by small candles that are the saving grace of the biting Danish winters.

Unlike ordinary light fixtures, Ignite Light react to touch, wind, and occasionally sound, similar to the dance of flames that occur with hearty laughter. Holding certain shapes turn the lights on and off.

The underlying magic is carried out by an Arduino and homemade sensors made of aluminum foil and 8-ohm speakers embedded in the shapes. Small vibrations from touch and wind are captured by the speakers and control the flickering of the lights. The twelve lights are divided into four groups, each group with its own set of sensors.



Physical Computing 2012, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design with Massimo Banzi and David Cuartielles.

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