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lighting, wellness and the science of colour

Lighting goes beyond the simple task of illumination—it also ties into wellness and the science of colour. Italian design brand, Artemide, in collaboration with Danish architecture and design firm Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), has launched a colourful new pendant lamp to boost wellness.

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Gople’s glass shades are individually handblown using traditional Venetian techniques to create a frosted ombre effect that transitions from opaque to transparent.

Wellness with Gople

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The user can choose different colour settings optimal for plants, or default to the white LED common to most lamps made today.

The oblong Gople Lamp’s shade is crafted using ancient Venetian mouth-blown glass techniques. Each pendant is unique in colouring and its ombre transition from opaque to transparent glass.

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The Gople lamp “reconciles human spaces and nature with light.”

But what makes Gople truly unique is its use of a patent-pending RBW lighting technology. Typically, lighting uses an RGB (red-green-blue) colour palette, which is said to be optimised for our psychosocial well-being.

“Good light can follow and sustain the rhythmic flow of the lives, behaviour, and emotions of individuals…”

~ Diego Martinelli, Artemide

Each pendant is 420 mm high with a diameter of 210 mm. The pendant length (with the wire) extends to a maximum 2000 mm.

The RWB system, however, uses a red-white-blue colour palette, which is thought to be more respectful of “man and the environment.” The switch from green to white reportedly helps plants grow and creates scenic or ambience effects. It also provides functional white lighting.

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Wellness and the science of colour suggests that the red-blue-white colour palette is more favourable for growing plants. It also provides a more natural, bright light for the human eye.

The LED Gople combines direct and controlled RWB emission with white indirect diffused light that can be controlled separately.

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The multiplication phase is accompanied by blue radiations with a 425-450 nm wavelength, whereas the blooming phase is supported by red radiation between 575 and 625 nm.

Plants thrive in blue and red coloured light. In their more restive or vegetative state, blue is preferred. During the blooming phase, red light is more beneficial.

 

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