Sound Illuminating Dress

This dress created by YouTube user safirecat may not have been that difficult to create but the idea is still quite cool. It’s just EL Wire hooked up to a sound driver that changes the brightness of the EL wire on and off depending on the ambient sound levels. You can get the components from Cool Neon Lighting:

The Sound Driver is $12 and the EL Wire is about $1.60 a foot or with a discount for a whole spool.

They even sell kits like a learn to solder kit for $35 or their “Cool Neon Artist’s Kit” for $175

On a related note mentioned in the comments of the YouTube Video is this cool little project by Sensebridge called the Sound Spark its a pendant/necklace that reacts to ambient sound with flashing LED lights.

The Sound Spark is only $29 and comes with in 3 different coloured LEDs and two different necklace styles.

To go on another tangent, Sensebridge also sell the “Heart Spark” which does the same as the Sound Spark but instead gets it’s signals from a wireless heart-rate monitor (Sold Separately), I’m in no way affiliated with these people but I think what they sell is quite cool, they apparently are working on a product called the Mood Spark which is like a mood ring but it actually lights up in different colours. That’s pretty nifty, you’ll have to hunt it out on their website because I can’t be bothered linking to it (it’s not hard to find) apparently they have working prototypes…

Shiny LED Cathedral!

A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights lighting installation art architecture

I thought our LED tree was a little excessive, but no apparently for the 2012 Festival of light in Gent they built an entire cathedral out of LEDs! It’s a bit mental. If you told me about this I would have thought it would look really tacky, but from the pictures it quite beautiful.

A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights lighting installation art architecture

A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights lighting installation art architecture

A Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights lighting installation art architecture

The Luminarie De Cagna is an imposing cathedral-like structure that was recently on display at the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The festival was host to almost 30 exhibitions including plenty of 3D projection mapping, fields of luminous flowers, and a glowing phone booth aquarium, however with 55,000 LEDs and towering 28 meters high the Luminarie De Cagna seems to have stolen the show. ( via stijn coppens, sacha vanhecke, sector271)

Lichtfestival Gent 2012 from Lieven Vanoverbeke on Vimeo.

via Colossal.