Pegasus Lighting Roundup: Lighting In June

Bay lights
Image via NYTimes

What do soccer balls, Mona Lisa, and explosions have in common? They’re all in this month’s roundup! Read on to see what’s been going on in the lighting world…

Lighting news…

In early June, not even three months after its premiere, the artistic light display featured on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge started to malfunction. Some LED lights were stuck on, and others were caught in the off position. After scrambling for a solution, the technicians discovered that harsh weather conditions were causing the problems…Read more.

On June 4, 2013, the Louvre debuted the Mona Lisa‘s brand new LED display lighting. The change was bound to happen sooner or later due to the EU’s ban on incandescent lights, but no one expected how good it would actually look…Read more.

Mona Lisa
Image via BusinessWeek

We hear a lot about LEDs these days, but is there a place in the market for their fancier, pricier cousins, the OLEDs? Organic light emitting diodes have yet to find a niche in the market, but if and when they do, they’ll have to overcome stiff competition…Read more.

luxury suite bathroom

Lighting tips…

Summer is a popular time for remodeling. If you’re planning one this summer, make sure you’re properly prepared before the construction crew arrives. You need to protect your home from mess and damage, and figure out how to live around the chaos…Read more.

Speaking of home remodels, are you in the know about how to choose, and install vanity lighting? Often bathroom vanity lighting is inadequate, poorly placed, or low quality, but it doesn’t have to be that way…Read more.

According to Houzz, a backsplash is like jewelry for the kitchen. If you can track down the right one, it adds the perfect personal touch to your space. For help finding your inspiration, choosing your material, and really making it unique, this article has you covered…Read more.


Image via Houzz
Image via Houzz

Other Cool Stuff…

This summer, soccer’s about more than just winning games. A group of young innovators have started producing a new kind of soccer ball that can generate and store electrical power when kicked around. This is a huge breakthrough for families who don’t have reliable access to power…Read more.

Amazing Soccer Balls
Image via EarthTechling

Normally, finding a broken light bulb is a bit of a let down, but in Jon Smith’s photographs, they turn into something extraordinary. Jon fills the light bulbs with different materials, like paint or glitter, then shoots them with a pellet gun and photographs the explosion. It’s way cool…Read more.

Light Bulb Explosion
Image via Wide Eyed Illuminations


Annie Josey

Annie was the E-Commerce Marketing Specialist at Pegasus Lighting from June 2012 to October 2013. She has a background in English literature, and loves using language to help illuminate the world. So covering lighting news and tips naturally fit her interests. In her personal time she enjoys painting, biking, and reading.

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