We all know that white light is created when different color wavelengths combine. So what happens when you use that phenomenon to create a lightbulb?
That's exactly what Dutch designer Dennis Parren did when he developed his CMYK bulb. Well, sort of. Expanded from his original CMYK Lamp 2011 graduation project for Design Academy Eindhoven, the bulb consists of a white LED light source pointing downward. Then placed equidistantly around the bulb, the cyan, magenta and yellow LEDs face up.
This has the rather fun and fascinating effect of casting a triple shadow from whatever comes in front of the LEDs -- one in each of the three colors. … Read more