Fuse Lighting System: a technical exploration into sustainable lighting design
Our energy resources are becoming increasingly limited. Lighting accounts for approximately 10 per cent of the greenhouse gas emissions in the Australian household. There have been dozens of government incentives convincing electricity users to switch from halogen and incandescents to LED units, which can save up to 80 per cent on electricity bills. Saving money is one thing, but usage habits embedded in our society could be the real contributor to household lighting emissions.
Fuse Lighting System (FLS) takes an in-depth look into how light is used within urban households, in particular apartment dwellers. The aim is to provide an alternate method of lighting that ultimately reduces energy consumption and cuts cost. The project has been influenced by intense research into battery technology, and how it can be harnessed to produce a closed loop lighting system that increases energy awareness through mobile design. By using a unique LED panel, co-developed with the Flexible Electronics Laboratory at CSIRO, the FLS provides an efficient means of lighting that is flexible to any application in the apartment context. FLS aims to double the efficiency of current LED units.
FLS showcases the potential of combining different technologies together to create unique solutions in the process of becoming a closed loop energy society.