Title of Oral/Poster Presentation

Kinetix: Dynamic Lighting

Class

Article

College

Caine College of the Arts

Faculty Mentor

Susan Tibbitts

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation

Abstract

Light is a dynamic element of any space. When correct lighting elements are used effectively, the productivity and well-being of inhabitants in a space increase. Efficient and effective lighting, or the lack thereof, can have a great impact on the inhabitants of a space, especially as various tasks are performed throughout the day. This research project focused on how the combination of various elements impact the form and function of a lighting fixture. There are numerous decisions to consider during the design, construction, and implementation of a light fixture. In order to more fully understand the influence of these decisions, research was conducted in the following areas: 1. The construction process of lighting fixtures: What considerations need to be made during the design and construction of a light fixture? How do all of the elements work together? What is most impactful in the eventual function of a light fixture? 2. How to maximize efficiency in a light fixture: What materials can be used in the creation of a light fixture? Which materials are used most often? What are the implications of using various materials in the final design of lighting fixtures? 3. Various forms of lighting and the types of fixtures available: What quality of indoor lighting is the best for specific activities? How do lighting choices affect those in a space? What designs most effectively light a space? As a conclusion to this research process, the light fixture, Kinetix, was created. Kinetix implemented the research elements listed above through the design phase and into the eventual construction of a model. Kinetix embodied the main principles for effective lighting in order to create a light fixture that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing.

Location

The South Atrium

Start Date

4-12-2018 9:00 AM

End Date

4-12-2018 10:15 AM

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Kinetix: Dynamic Lighting

The South Atrium

Light is a dynamic element of any space. When correct lighting elements are used effectively, the productivity and well-being of inhabitants in a space increase. Efficient and effective lighting, or the lack thereof, can have a great impact on the inhabitants of a space, especially as various tasks are performed throughout the day. This research project focused on how the combination of various elements impact the form and function of a lighting fixture. There are numerous decisions to consider during the design, construction, and implementation of a light fixture. In order to more fully understand the influence of these decisions, research was conducted in the following areas: 1. The construction process of lighting fixtures: What considerations need to be made during the design and construction of a light fixture? How do all of the elements work together? What is most impactful in the eventual function of a light fixture? 2. How to maximize efficiency in a light fixture: What materials can be used in the creation of a light fixture? Which materials are used most often? What are the implications of using various materials in the final design of lighting fixtures? 3. Various forms of lighting and the types of fixtures available: What quality of indoor lighting is the best for specific activities? How do lighting choices affect those in a space? What designs most effectively light a space? As a conclusion to this research process, the light fixture, Kinetix, was created. Kinetix implemented the research elements listed above through the design phase and into the eventual construction of a model. Kinetix embodied the main principles for effective lighting in order to create a light fixture that was both functional and aesthetically pleasing.