Amsterdam, march 2016 – The Amsterdam streetlight systems manufacturer Lightwell will launch the SpringEye, a spectacular new streetlight designed by Amsterdam based architect and urban designer Paco Bunnik, at the Light + Building trade fair (13-18 March) in Frankfurt. This innovative and playfully shaped LED lighting pole is inspired by spring and nature. Having been designed with the Smart Cities of the near future in mind, the SpringEye boasts optional integration of WiFi, camera and dynamic motion detection.
The SpringEye consists of a lamppost of 6, 8 or 10 meters high, with one, two or three spherical light elements at the top, designed to resemble blossom buds. The shape of these light elements has in fact been derived from the geometric shape of the human eye. Equipped with a single light the fixture creates an asymmetrical light, twin lights will illuminate a full square. The triple lighted version delivers the same pattern with added intensity.
The special feature in the design by the Amsterdam architect Paco Bunnik (1970) is the double curve: “The design is dynamic not only because of the possible clustering on different heights, but in particular because of the aesthetic and functional details. The plastic is finely curved and connects to the classic round spherical shape. The plastic is transparent as well as translucent. Using this combination, the SpringEye radiates a warm diffused and functionally direct light display, ideal in an urban setting. I am very happy with the result ”
The SpringEye is manufactured from aluminum with a powder-coated finish, making the lamp resistant to all weather conditions. The diffuser is partially frosted and made of UV-resistant polycarbonate. The special LED optics has been produced from silicon.