How can we provide the right light at the right time for neonatal babies, their parents, and hospital staff?
Premature babies are particularly light sensitive and should be exposed to little light, while staff need sufficient light to do their work. Our answer is dynamic lighting: light scenes that adapt to the different tasks, at different times of day.
- Reports: Part 1 and Part 2 (Swedish).
- SVT: "Satsning på belysning ska ge nyfödda bättre vård", October 2017. (Swedish)
- HD.se: "Nu slipper för tidigt födda ögonbindel", March 2018. (Swedish and for subscribers)
Client: Region Skåne for Helsingborg Hospital
Project: Lighting Metropolis
Moum Design was lighting design project manager, in collaboration with WSP Ljusdesign in Malmö.
Epicenter Stockholm, located in the new Urban Escape area, is a co-working space where corporate innovators meet scale up entrepreneurs and creative talents to build services for tomorrow. BrainLit, a scale up based in Lund that now calls Epicenter their home away from home, provides a lighting system that is configured to mimic natural daylight.
To create a positive impact for Epicenter's members, a conference room without windows have been pimped with BrainLit's lighting system. The control panel UI has been customized for Epicenter. The idea with the room is that the lighting should be so good that people don't need to think about it all. Features such as when a computer is connected to the projector in the room, the spotlights automatically turns off and the contrasts in the room adapt. If the users still would like to change the light themselves, the panel has a flat UI that is intuitive to navigate.
We noticed that this room is becoming increasingly popular and that many members also preferred to film interviews in this room because of the high quality lighting that is free of flicker.
Project: LightLab, conference room 3.3
Ljuskultur is a trade magazine of the Swedish lighting industry.
Moum Design was commissioned to write a series of articles about new trends and technologies affecting light and lighting.
- “En dator i varje ljuskälla” (Swedish) in Ljuskultur, 05 October 2017.
“En ny verklighet i fickan” (Swedish) in Ljuskultur, 06 December 2017.
“Ljusdesign: Experience design i en digital värld” (Swedish) in Ljuskultur, 01 January 2018.
- “Design för att bli avkopplad utan att bli nedkopplad” (Swedish) in Ljuskultur, 02 March 2018.
- “Kan vi undvika Panoptikon?“ (Swedish) in Ljuskultur, 03 May 2018.
Fagerhult VR Demo
How do you communicate the subtle characteristics of different kinds of light when meeting clients? The best way is to experience it for yourself. Technologies used in Virtual Reality (VR) headsets today can be used to render advanced graphics forming different light atmospheres.
Moum Design arranged a workshop to form a business strategy helping the client to find the right balance between technology, price point, target group and concept. The result were showcased during PLDC (Professional Lighting Design Convention) 2017 and due to its success, it is now becoming a sales– and marketing tool within Fagerhult Group.
Event: PLDC (Professional Lighting Design Convention) 2017
For every product where it is possible to create a digital version, there will be a digital version very soon. This means that almost all our everyday products will be based on electronics.
With the rapid improvements of LED technologies as well as the possibility to embed and distribute light using optic lenses, diffusers and prisms, every product can offer excellent lighting.
Almost all electronic products are featured with at least one LED, the status LED. It is lit when it is working or when it isn't working, or blinking when it is charging or running out of power. There’s just as many status LEDs as there are devices! This creates a lot of light pollution and it is creeping into our homes and surroundings at the speed of digital transformation.
Approaching lighting for product design from an experience design perspective makes it similar to an architectural lighting design task. It's the proportions that are radically different. And with a background in product planning of mobile phones, this is our home turf.
Project: consumer products
We <3 research
To ensure that Moum Design is at the forefront of innovation and R&D, we love working with universities and academic researchers, here are some examples: During the Spring of 2018, we set up a research lab in the Light Lab at Ingvar Kamprad Design Center, Lund University. We are also working closely with KTH Live-in lab, supporting research on light and smart buildings.