LightCloud: Future of Dynamic Lighting in the Shared Space

Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 1290)


Lighting conditions in an indoor environment have been shown to affect our cognition and behaviors in a variety of ways. On average, we spend 90% of our time in indoor environments. These usually involve multiple people with diverse environmental needs sharing a space with the same lighting conditions. Additionally, besides providing us with better illumination for practical and aesthetic effects, the way we use and interact with light has not changed. To address this, we present LightCloud, a lighting system that enables each user to create and control their own dynamic light source in a shared enclosed space for enhancing social interactions and work experience. The advances in smart lighting and novel distributed system architecture will further enable novel multi-user dynamic lighting. This paper aims to provide a look into the applications of dynamic lighting between multiple users in a shared environment.


Social interactive lighting Multi-user lighting Ubiquitous computing Smart lighting Ambient intelligence Context-aware pervasive systems 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Media LabMassachusetts Institute of TechnologyCambridgeUSA

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