Light-emitting diodes (LEDs) have seen explosive growth in recent years thanks to rapid development in lighting technology—a trend that’s likely to continue as quality improves and prices drop. But what happens when you join the laws of physics and the power of a semiconductor of light?
You get what 3M Architectural Markets calls the “Virtual LED,” an innovative lighting solution that capitalizes on the reflective properties of 3M film. This striking product essentially “steers” the light of a single LED from one module to another in the Lightfalls system (shown above), designed by Todd Bracher. The end result is what appears to be an entire wall of LEDs, when in reality, there’s only one.
LEDs may be all the rage, but it takes more than an energy-efficient bulb and a fixture to make a happy marriage in the world of design. In Lightfalls, Bracher and 3M have a match made in lighting heaven.