L-Amp is an example of a self-initiated project opening up a broad swath of possibilities for future designs. L-Amp started as a design for a streetlight, our submission for a competition exploring the future of glass. Our design intent was to combine the light-emitting and structural components of the lamp into one form. In researching potential ways to achieve this, we discovered light amplifying glass.

This material is ion-doped, enabling it to magnify the output of a single light source along its length, as with L-Amp, in which a single high-output LED disc illuminates the entire length of the assembly. ORE saw great potential for this technology beyond the scope of the competition. We are investigating use of light amplifying glass in applications ranging from architectural to personal electronics.

Client: Japan Central Glass Company
Program: New Innovations in Glass
Status: Concept
Design Team: Sergio Saucedo, Joseph Hines