A light bulb casting
‘differently-coloured-shadows’ has been developed by the designer Dennis Parren. The bulb combines a ‘white’ main light source with ‘red’, ‘green’ and ‘blue’ LEDs. The result is a bulb that is able to cast cyan, magenta and yellow shadows. It was designed — as so many successful things are these days — as part of Parren’s graduation project way back in 2011at the Design Academy in Eindhoven. The prototype was showcased at Spazio Rossana Orlandi in Milan in tandem with a complementary ‘shade’ that was specifically designed for the bulb! The shade has a faceted Diamond shape and is constructed of matt white polypropylene. Tiny pin-pricks in its surface scatter coloured dots of light onto adjacent surroundings. All LEDs are an improvement (in energy terms) over incandescent bulbs. However, we think the attractiveness of the shadows warrants a special mention. The expected price for the bulb (when it appears in shops) will be around €95.