28 Nov '11, 4pm

Philips Bio-light Design Uses Bacteria To Light Up Your Livingroom

Philips Bio-light Design Uses Bacteria To Light Up Your Livingroom

The folks at Philips have come up with some unusual and futuristic designs for their Microbial Home concept. From steampunk-ish kitchens to cocoon-like urban beehives , the designs are truly unique -- and that goes for the lighting too. Here, Philips has shown off a concept for a light that runs on not grid electricity, not solar power, not even wind power. Nope, it runs on bacteria. According to Philips , "The concept explores the use of bioluminescent bacteria, which are fed with methane and composted material (drawn from the methane digester in the Microbial Home system). Alternatively the cellular light array can be filled with fluorescent proteins that emit different frequencies of light." © Philips It doesn't provide enough light to fill a room or read by, but it does provide the subtle glow just right for mood lighting. It also is a piece of furniture or art itself,...

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