This month, lighting consultancy Light Collective and electronics brand Phillips launched a new app that allows users to upload, tag and share images of lighting to create an extensive crowd-sourced inspiration library.
A new crowd-sourced and image-based app for lighting designers to share inspiration
Called the LightCollector, the app has been developed by Light Collective and Philips as a tool to support the design community. Users of Apple and Android platforms can download the app for free or use the corresponding website to find inspirational imagery on the go.
Martin Lupton and Sharon Stammers from Light Collective explain, “We know how often we trawl our image library to find the perfect image to illustrate our concept to our client. We know that somewhere, in the depths of our not-quite-adequately filed hard drive we have that photograph we once took, in that city we once visited, of daylight transmitted through a stained glass window and creating an explosion of colour on the floor. Finding the image allows us to explain what we are trying to achieve in our design. LightCollector is a resource for collecting these light based images.”
For more information visit www.light-collector.com
About the manufacturer: Royal Philips Electronics (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHIA) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through meaningful innovation in the areas of Healthcare, Consumer Lifestyle and Lighting. Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips posted 2011 sales of EUR 22.6 billion and employs approximately 121,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries. The company is a leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as male shaving and grooming, home and portable entertainment and oral healthcare.