October 29, 2008

Linear timepiece and color display

Part light fixture, part timepiece, part art installation, James Clar’s Line is a linear information display that utilizes the full-spectrum possibilities of tricolor LEDs. Since Line is a programmable device, it is provided with two factory-preset functions. The first function is a clock, which attributes red, green, and blue LEDs to hours, minutes, and seconds, respectively. Once the time is set using discreet buttons on the unit, the lights associated with hours, minutes, and seconds move through a kind of spectral pendulum, “counting up” to white at 12:00. The second function is a color animation device that displays slowly changing patterns along the linear strip.

Contact: James Clar & Associates, Bartlett, TN, USA.

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