Quick-growing bamboo + super efficient LED lights = The Light Trees. These very cool lighting installations are as fun to watch as they are easy on the environment (and may be coming soon to a party near you).
These unique, sculptural lighting devices are constructed of large, free-standing segments of bamboo, which in turn support smaller segments of bamboo bound together to form geometric scaffolding. Sprouting from each of these “branches” is a leaf-shaped translucent casing lit up by a single LED light. All of these lights are networked via a central controller, which allows them to move at different speeds and rhythms and in different patterns–the perfect thing for a really big party, such as the Burning Man festival in Nevada, where they’ve appeared for the past two years.
Each individual LED light can be controlled individually, allowing for a boggling number of color and patterns changes. The entire system is designed to operate reliably outdoors under a variety of environmental conditions (rain, sun, etc.)
I Green Spot reports that The Light Trees were created by electronics engineer Bill Watson and will be featured at the upcoming Lighting In Bottle festival in Silverado, California.