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Hoare Lea launches lighting app for architects

Light App is designed to inspire creative people into thinking about the artificial lighting of 3D forms.

Building services and lighting consultant Hoare Lea has launched Light App, a lighting app to inspire creative people into thinking about the artificial lighting of 3D forms. Aimed at architects and designers, the app is a fun and stimulating tool for lighting buildings by experimenting with combinations of lights to create different effects.

The app is simple and easy to use. Users take a picture using the built-in camera on their smartphone or tablet or select an existing one from their picture library. If it is a daytime image, you can turn it into a night time image with the day/night slider. Architects can then pick a light pattern shape from the selection, choose a colour for it and drag it onto the image; you can re-size, rotate or delete the lighting as required.

You can re-select any light in your design at any time by just selecting its centre point. An energy bar acts as a reminder that every light you add means more energy use. Designs can be shared through Facebook and Twitter by selecting the share icon.

“Hoare Lea as a consultancy love to inspire design conversations throughout our building services projects,” said a statement. “We pride ourselves at being at the forefront of design and innovation. The app was designed to inspire creative people into thinking about the artificial lighting of 3D form. It is a playful light sketcher that allows people to create simplistic lighting impressions – inspired by the chosen object.”

The firm sees architects and interior designers using the app to start a conversation about the use of light.

You can download the iPad version from the App Store – an Android version is to follow soon.

www.hoarelea.com

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