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                     Updated – see link to Video below!

Now, you can have the beauty of multi-colored LED lights for a very affordable price at www.LEDinsider.com or www.Eaglelight.com.  Both sell this color changing Red-Green-Blue LED light with the wireless remote for under $32, which is the best price anywhere.  Even wholesalers in China are selling this light for more to the trade!  colors

This bulb has a standard base and fits a standard socket. It comes with an infrared remote that adjusts the colors, transitions and brightness levels.  If you’re like us, you will sit there and play with the light endlessly and show it off to your friends.  There are 16 colors including white, green, blue, red, orange, yellow and purple. I think you’ll love it!  It’s one of the best-selling LED lights that customers keep re-ordering and it always gets the highest ratings in reviews too.Multi-color LED light bulb with remote

Here is a very good video on YouTube showing how the color changing RGB LED light works and other showing the look of the colored spot lights

When I was in Shanghai last year, I was impressed with what the Chinese are doing with colored LEDs. The skyscrapers and night-scape of the City were beautifully illuminated in multi-colors with LED lights. The colors also changed from red to blue to green. It made the city look especially pretty against the night sky. On New Year’s Eve this year, we got to see more beauty in colored LED lights watching the ball drop in New York City. IMG_4679-1
I get my color changing LED lights from either LEDinsider.com or Eaglelight.com. Their prices rival the lowest prices on Amazon.

 

LEDs overall let you save 75% in your energy bill. They’re definitely the way to go, and now you can have that and save money too.

Multiverse, the largest and most complex light sculpture created by American artist Leo Villareal, may be seen and experienced by visitors as they pass through the Concourse walkway between the East and West Buildings of the National Gallery of Art. Commissioned by the Gallery and on view until November 2009, the work features approximately 41,000 computer-programmed LED (light-emitting diode) nodes that run through channels along the entire 200-foot-long space. The development of this LED project began in 2005, and the installation created by Villareal specifically for this location began in September 2008.  Here are some more great pictures of this exhibit.

Min_dc_led_light1Throughout the last four decades, a growing number of artists have explored the use of light to frame and create spaces in the built environment. These include Dan Flavin's space-defining fluorescent light sculptures, James Turrell's color-saturated voids, Jenny Holzer's LED-generated texts, and Felix Gonzales-Torres' strings of lightbulbs. While Villareal's art acknowledges these artistic forbearers, his concepts relate most closely to the instructional wall drawings of Sol LeWitt and the systems of Peter Halley's paintings.

Villareal's work features movement and light, qualities that make this installation particularly well-suited for the Gallery's underground walkway, an area through which thousands of people pass daily. Once the appropriate hardware was installed in the existing architecture, the artist programmed sequences through his custom-designed software to create abstract configurations of light. His programming both instructs the lights and allows for an element of chance. While it is possible that a pattern will repeat during a viewer's experience, it is highly unlikely. Still, the eye will seek patterns in the motion, a perceptual effect of the hypnotic trailing lights.

Born in 1967 in Albuquerque, NM, Villareal began experimenting with light, sound, and video while studying set design and sculpture at Yale University, where he received his BA. He earned his MPS in the design of new media, computational media, and embedded computing from New York University's pioneering interactive telecommunications program at the Tisch School of the Arts. He also learned the programming skills that enable him to push LED technology far past familiar commercial applications.

Based in New York, Villareal has been included in solo and group exhibitions, and has made numerous site-specific commissions throughout the world, at major cultural institutions such as P.S.1 MoMA, New York; Brooklyn Academy of Music; Albright Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY; and the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS.

What drew you to working with light?

I was working with technology and programming doing virtual reality research and I had this moment when I realized that I could make an interesting work of art with a small amount of information. Light allowed me to visually manifest the code I was writing and I wouldn’t have to work on a screen — there was no computer screen or projector.

What are some of the ideas and themes that your work engages with?

I’m very interested in rules and underlying structures, which all tie in with the code I’m writing. There are things in nature that inspire me, like wave patterns or natural systems that at first glance appear to be very complex, but when I study them further there are simple rules that govern them. That’s what I try to get at in my code — building simple rules that refer to some of these ideas. Laws are another thing I’ve been working on lately. I’m not a physicist, but I use rules to create software and in the software I’m able to play with parameters like gravity, velocity, friction. I’m able to use these parameters and access them as an artist and see what compelling things result.

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The Evolux

Evolux LED Light Bulb

This Evolux 13 watt bulb produces 1075 lumens of light, which is equivalent to a 100 watt incandescent. Very bright!  

http://www.LEDinsider will be releasing the Evolux  in 2009.  Evolux is a product of Advanced Lumonics, LLC