Draw the Lights will cover an entire ceiling in small, LED lights and let users draw their lighting design.
Lite Brite was one of the most popular games of the 1970s, letting users make glowing pictures and write illuminated messages with tiny light bulbs on a small, dark board. Now, Lite Brite lovers can turn their homes into their very own play land thanks to new LED
technology being developed by Seo Dong-Hun.
The concept behind Draw the Lights is to cover an entire ceiling in small, LED lights
. Each bulb in the constellation of lights would have a sensor, and the installation would come with a special light wand, reports Inhabitat.com. The light wand would activate the tiny bulbs, allowing users to essentially paint their ceilings to fit their moods or bring artistic deisgn to a room.
The LED installation might require a lot of remodeling to reposition energy sources to accommodate the hundreds of tiny bulbs
. Still, for art lovers it might be worthwhile; Dong-Hun believes that the communication between the wand and the LED sensors might afford users precise control over their designs.
The potentially costly installation might also save consumers some cash on electric bills thanks to Dong-Hun's use of energy-saving light bulbs. Also, the amount of light used in a room would probably decrease as it's unlikely homeowners would ever light the entire ceiling at once.
When Draw the Lights becomes available for retail purchase, it may help LEDs realize their market potential. According to LEDs magazine, the LED market is expected to reach $1 billion before 2012.