Bioluminescent Mood Lighting and Projected Biological Light

ProjectedBioluminescence

Projected
Bioluminescence

Cassette in the Dark

Cassette in the Dark

Cassette in Daylight

Cassette in Daylight

Cassette in Daylight

Cassette in Daylight

Cassette in the Dark

Cassette in the Dark

These glass cassettes are prototypes for a project to adapt bacterial bioluminescence to make a novel form of mood lighting for homes . In Nature, this form of light is often employed by predators as a lure, and like a form of biological  temazepan, it has unique hypnotic and calming  propeties. I also placed the light cassettes onto an old overhead projector to determine whether the bioluminescent light could be projected onto a surface.  It can be and I’m currently imagining a way to make a pure beam of laser-like biological light.

4 thoughts on “Bioluminescent Mood Lighting and Projected Biological Light

    • Thanks Krisanne. The length of time that the bacteria produce light depends very much on temperature. The lower the longer. Usually at room temperature, they will produce light for 4-5 days.

    • The light of bioluminescence is dimmer than electric lighting but a bioluminescent light bulb is a great idea. The bacteria tend to become dark as they run out of nutrients so the challenge would be to ensure a continued supply of these

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