Bee in the City – Bright Lights

Cundall Conversations

By Liz Skelton

The Bee in the City initiative, makes us consider the life of a bee within the city of Manchester. Our perception of light and the influence it has on our existence, differs greatly to that of other city-dwelling creatures and their characteristic responses.

The Bee-Holder holds a dynamic lighting attribute inside its’ form – making it unique to the swarm of resembling structures. Light4 took inspiration from the recognisable pattern of a honeycomb and designed a pattern across the egg-shaped base in hexagonal tessellations. Radiating from the legs of The Bee-Holder, the shapes represent touch-points of where the bee is balanced – resembling the land on a flower.

Whitecroft Lighting set about incorporating an RGBW lighting solution to the hexagon designs; fitting multiple LEDs and drivers inside the base and micro lenses into the punched holes for a more intense illuminated effect. The lit element allows…

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