Radiance Dome by Light at Play
Technology collective, Light At Play, won the inaugural LuciteLux® JUST IMAGINE Awards for its design, the Radiance Dome. The piece incorporates LED lights that are activated by music and illuminate more than 200 two-foot LuciteLux® Light Guide Panel (LGP) triangles. The original structure was created for the Burning Man 2013 festival, where it provided a 1,000 square foot dance floor for Tangoed Up in Blues, a group that teaches dance lessons to attendees of the annual arts event.
Radiance Dome’s lead designer, Yona Appletree, consulted with Multi-Craft Plastics, who recommended LuciteLux® LGP for its exceptional brightness, even illumination and optimized color performance when used with LEDs. Using his experience in software architecture, Appletree developed a lighting control system that fully utilized the potential of the glowing panels, which created an interactive space.
“As an artist, you set out to make something not knowing what the world will think. To watch people’s expressions and know that we were capturing their minds and hearts with our design was truly amazing.” – Yona Appletree, Radiance Dome lead designer
Project/location: Black Rock Desert, Nevada
Architect/designer: Light At Play, Eugene, OR
Product used: LuciteLux® Light Guide Panel (LGP)
Product supplied by: Multi-Craft Plastics, Portland, OR