Everyday Atmospheres challenges the current standard of fixed interior lighting conditions. Rather than fill a space with a predetermined quality of light, the project creates interior atmospheric lighting conditions in flux. Using a small onboard processor, the light regularly receives weather and time of day conditions via WiFi. This data is than translated into a number of various coloured gradients that are representative and fitting for current outdoor conditions.

The project is an ongoing research project exploring how interior environments can be thoughtfully modified in real time through intelligent sensors. It is an ongoing research project created with the Royal College of Art's Information Experience Design Programme.

The light has been programmed to read weather conditions via WiFi. The combination of returned weather condition and time of day is used to create an appropriate gradient.

Detail of the prototype.

The light holds the potential to be especially useful and appropriate in architectural environments that have little connection to the outside. 

Early planning for the project occurred in the deserts of SE California, where bright light and airborne particulates create strong natural colour shifts in the sky.

The coloured light output on a very stormy London afternoon.

Detail of a stormy day.

Everyday Atmospheres

Everyday Atmospheres

Detail of Everyday Atmospheres, built from Canadian Walnut, Semi-Translucent perspex, RGB LEDs, Warm White LEDs, and an Arduino Yún.