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LEDs and How they behave

Written by Researcher Bobby Puddicombe



Bristol, August 2020




The use of LED lights has skyrocketed in the past decade due to their energy efficiency and long lasting ability unlike the conventional lightbulb. Unlike conventional light bulbs LEDs have the ability to fit into very small spaces and cause minor disruption due to their extremely small profile. Some modern day LEDs use the RGB colour scheme to achieve millions of potential colours by mixing various quantities of red, green and blue. Not only can these RGB LEDs achieve different colours, they can achieve different temperatures of white from a warm, orange white to a cold, blue white. These differences in temperature can have an effect on how the room feels regardless of its actual temperature.





For displays/art/festivals


The purpose of a display, a piece of art or a festival is to captivate an audience and somewhat alter their emotional state to one of interest or curiosity, even joy. LED lighting can be used to enhance and complement the item on display. Improving the lighting can reveal small details that the viewer would otherwise not have seen. LEDs are also the perfect solution to lighting a minimalistic display of architecture or modern art due to their modern feel thus complementing the feel of a modern display.

‘LED interior lighting affects mood in two ways. The first is the psychological effects of its colour on people. For example, red stimulates physical arousal. It increases the heart rate, stimulates physical action, and triggers impulse eating. For a fast food restaurant that wants customers to eat quickly to make room for more customers, red is a good colour for the interior. However, too much bright red will turn off people. The best solution is using subdued shades of red as accent colors. LED lights work well for adding accent lighting to a restaurant interior. Other color choices have different effects, and choosing the right one depends on your particular type of business establishment.’[1].

The ability to change between bespoke colours eliminates the need for a set wall paint colour rather a white wall can become any colour you want. Research shows that certain colours invigorate certain moods and emotions. ‘Blue is a very calming colour that can make you feel centred, relaxed and serene. It is known to help lower blood pressure, clear the mind and help steady one's breathing.’. Yellows can provide a feeling of joy and liveliness. ‘White rooms give an automatic feel of cleanliness and purity. The colour white itself stands for protection, innocence and goodness, to name a few.’[2]. Green is one of the most restful colours for your eyes and is known to be restorative, mind-clearing and encourage composure.

‘Purple is a rich, dramatic colour that is historically the colour of royalty and luxury. Deep purples give off a very romantic, mysterious and luxurious vibe and are great for sparking creativity.While many people link red to romance and roses, it is also linked to hostility and rage. Red is known to raise blood pressure, heart beat and irritability.’Interestingly enough, there is such a thing called the Pink Effect. This is when exposure to large amounts of pink can have a calming effect on the nerves and helps relieve feelings of anger, aggression and neglect.’[2].

LED walls and Cinema


LED walls can help to create an immersive environment much like virtual reality hence creating the LED wall cinema in the Canis Stadium. Floor to ceiling screens can be the perfect way to use up excess wall space or to make the room exciting to be in. The walls will likely play videos of dogs with people and demonstrate a storyline of how the shelter project was developed over the years. The immersiveness of the cinema will allow visitors to cement their relationship with dogs through the atmosphere created by the cinema. 



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Canis Stadium, Basement floor LED wall cinema. Around 23 meters in Length, visitors enter into the cinema after a gallery sight tour, to watch a film specially made for the cinema, bare feet, on sand.

By Head Designer Brian Kim

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