Modern day light fixtures have certainly traversed their scope of just illuminating our spatial forms (like homes, industries and other facilities). In fact, nowadays the design trend of lights follow a more ‘evolved’ pattern in which the conceptions have their unique sense of function and usability. In allusion to this trend, we have comes across the ‘Solar Disk’, an arctic luminaire conceptualized by Ana Nuñez that changes its lighting effect and color according to the time of the day. Simply put, the light tones of the Solar Disk would reflect and represent the particular time periods of the day.
The working scope of the Solar Disk entails built-in sensors that can detect the amplitude of darkness. So, when darkness comes, it would automatically activate the white light LED core of the luminaire, thus serving two purposes – saving energy and giving off light when required in the dark.
Now, the conventional cycle of day and night is a bit blurred in the arctic regions of our planet, which makes it difficult for people to gauge the flow of time and natural light in relation to the sun. As a solution, the Solar Disk will exhibit variant hues (and intensity) of light corresponding to eight different time period of the day (see in the below image). So, that means – the lumimaire will showcase eight different colors of light that embodies a particular time of the day, irrespective of the position of the arctic sun. For example, even during a polar night (24 hour night), the Solar Disk will glow with an effulgent yellow color that represents morning. On the other hand, the fixture will still emanate a bluish tone during occurrences of midnight sun.