latitude light 3D printed
The Latitude Light is a global product customised for specific locations. The lamp’s geometry can be automatically updated in a digital file so that the tilt of the photovoltaic panel changes according to latitude.
5” x 5” x 5”
12.7cm x 12.7cm x 12.7cm
By tilting the panel at different angles, the lamp’s capacity for electric power generation on an annual basis is optimized in its perpendicularity to the sun’s rays for different latitudes. The 3D-printed lamp needs to bathe in daylight for eight hours a day, with the PV panel facing the sky. Latitude Lights light up automatically at dark.
Formed by two elemental interlocking cubes, the lamp is based on the simple concept of receiving and giving light. It can function on an optimal level around the globe by adjusting its shape parametrically according to latitude. Latitude Light is the winner of the 2017 A’ Design Award. It is representative of nea studio’s focus on sustainable design, material research, and technological innovation.
Nina Edwards Anker
Drafting and Assembly
Yen-Chieh Chiu (Andrew)
Dave Young, Young Circuits Designs
Michael Edwards, avioWorks