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12th December 2014

MSLD - A festive seasonal lighting design workshop for children

Twenty-eight school children took part in the Mobile School of Lighting Design’s first workshop in Dresden. Ruairí O’Brien, lighting designer and architect, gave a summary of the history of light and its influence on humankind from the days of cave painting with the help of natural fire through to modern day technology and energy saving LED’s.  The children observed how different light sources could influence mood and the perception of space and color. To finish they worked in small groups with a chosen light source presenting an improvised story telling light performance.

1st December 2014

A Christmas tale about light

A festive seasonal lighting design workshop for children. The Mobile School of Lighting Design will start its work to promote the importance of light with a children’s workshop in Dresden that will take place on Friday the 12.12. 2014. 

Friday 12.12.2014, Hans-Erlwein-Gymnasium, Dresden Germany

20th November 2014

The launch of MSLD

The MSLD – Mobile School of Lighting Design – was successfully launched on the 19th November at Great Britain’s largest lighting trade fair luxlive 2014 in London. Ruairí O’Brien and Berry van Egten presented the new and innovative education concept to a large audience of lighting experts and visitors to the trade fair.

MSLD – Mobile School of Lighting Design is a lighting design school for professional designers, members of the lighting industry, students and all those interested in light and lighting design. MSLD has a unique mobile concept and is free to move from place to place like “the bee visiting the flowers”. MSLD’s mission statement is to spread the word about the importance of good lighting design across all borders, to inspire and to influence future city planning and to encourage cross-fertilization among the design disciplines. MSLD has set itself the task to create a greater awareness and understanding of the phenomena of light and its importance to humankind in a singular way. MSLD has an inclusive and sustainable teaching concept where the school visits its students, professional clients and the public in general.

The MSLD follows a five I’s approach:

  • Inspire
  • Include
  • Instruct
  • Initiate
  • I-You-We

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14th November 2014

LuxLive 2014

Ruairí O’Brien and Berry van Egten will be in London next week to visit LuxLive 2014, UK’s biggest lighting event and trade fair. This lighting event promises to be very exciting with a huge array of new products on display and numerous things to do and learn about light and lighting. The venue is the Exhibition Centre London (ExCeL) and it runs from the 19th and 20th of November.

Learn more at:

Download Press Release - The Launch of MSLD at LuxLive 2014, 19th November 2014

05th November 2014 

Light Art for Opening Ceremony UN Year of Light in Paris

The UN General Assembly has proclaimed 2015 as the International Year of Light and Light-based Technologies. The International Year of Light is a global initiative which will highlight to the citizens of the world the importance of light in their lives, for their futures, and for the development of society.

Light artist from Finland, Kari Kola, will be installing a spectacular light display for the Opening Ceremony of the UN International Year of Light which will take place on the 19th and 20th of January 2015 at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Kola’s installation, entitled “Light Is Here”, deals with light in multiple ways in a stylistically abstract form. It will create a visually enchanting appearance for the building, reflecting the most powerful elements of natural light: Northern lights and aurora. The colours of the building in this 360-degree installation will be blue and green, contrasting with the warm colours of aurora.



LUCI is one of the official partners of IYL 2015 as a silver associate.


06th October 2014

Blue LED pioneers win physics Nobel Price ...

Shuji Nakamura, Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano share award for their pioneering work on gallium nitride optoelectronics. 

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Blue LED and semiconductor laser pioneer Shuji Nakamura. Since his 1993 breakthrough, he has moved to UCSB in California and co-founded the GaN-on-GaN LED manufacturer and LED lighting company Soraa.

Credit: UCSB/Randall Lamb.

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