The Disappearance Of The Night Sky

Innovative designs allow architects to create a building that minimizes the environmental impact by implementing sustainable technologies. It is not only good for humanity and ecology, as it also highlights the importance of public health. As we live in an increasingly interconnected time with the constant need for human interaction, SIA-LES Archifest 2020 Pavilion will showcase how we can restore the connectivity while maintaining safe distance using Light Emitting Surfaces (LES) technology. Offering a unique and harmonious experience of the connectivity, Light Emitting Surfaces (LES) is set to inspire more people to recognize the impact that sustainable technology and design have on our lives.

Light Emitting Surfaces (LES) is a Singapore innovated worldwide patented technology. This is the first in the world light printed technology that allows architects and designers to control the illumination on the glass like never before. With no glare and heat produced, LES conveniently light up more surface area with minimal energy consumption. Throughout the sunny day, LES technology provides shelter, shade, UV, and heat protection. In the night time, a display of soft, cool light mimics the glow of the moonshine that prevents light spillover.

From the discovery to the official launch of the technology, the LES team was working on how we can find ways to control Light Pollution using non-invasive lighting. Light Pollution is the excessive misdirected use of artificial light that causes sky brightening. Today this is one of the most overlooked global problems. The disappearance of the night sky has an adverse impact on human relationships with the natural world. What is more, the excessive use of artificial lighting affects human health and ecosystems. LES mission is to continue further research and contribution to sustainable lighting practices while maintaining high quality as a building material.

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