At The Dutch Design Week I met the two Gionata Gatto & Mike Thompson in Eindhoven and I came across their innovation “Trace Light” which recycles solar energy into ambient light.


Using photoluminescent pigments in combination with polyurethane rubbers, hand-made photoluminescent skins are developed to convert waste energy back into visible light.


As darkness descends, a ghostly trace of light is revealed as the high concentration of photoluminescent pigments radiate recycled light energy as an intense, ambient glow. Trace light is charged either by the provided LED 5 W light bulb or natural solar energy. Harnessing the natural power of the sun’s rays, and indeed any light in close proximity.

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