LED Solar Equation makes Canadian debut

Solar Equation Chandelier consists of 25,580 LEDs on 342 battens.

Solar Equation Chandelier consists of 25,580 LEDs on 342 battens.

A scale model of the sun, illuminated by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) is on display at Quebec City’s Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

Created by Mexican-Canadian electronic artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Solar Equation Chandelier consists of 25,580 LEDs on 342 battens. The sphere, which measures 3 m (9.8 ft) in diameter and weighs nearly 1500 kg (3307 lbs), is constantly changing, as it uses data captured by NASA’s solar observatory to recreate the surface of the sun. Fluid dynamic equations ensure the light turbulence on display is never repeated, says the artist.

The exhibit runs until Feb. 24, 2019.

Leave a Comment

Comments

Your email address will not be published.