An interactive “Colors From Light” room at the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry has utilized 18,000 RGB LEDs to illustrate how people perceive colors and color changes.
A new interactive exhibit that is part of the Science Storms exhibit at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago, Illinois, seeks to explain to children and adults how people see and perceive all colors, and color changes, owing to differences in the wavelength of light. The exhibit further shows how light reflects, yet also creates shadows, while demonstrating how light behaves when seen through dichroic filters or mirrors.
Using slider controls on a DMX center console, visitors can adjust red, green and blue (RGB) LEDs to view how colors change and mix in nearly limitless combinations. The 15-foot-high x 9.9-foot-wide, 9.9-foot-deep room features translucent, vertically striped walls that contain 18,000 RGB LEDs. Display designer Lexington Acquisitions, a Los Angeles, California-based firm, provided the design that incorporated RGB LED DL-Flex-Up vertical striped lighting systems manufactured by Jesco Lighting Group LLC based in Glendale, NY. Jesco is an international manufacturer of energy-efficient decorative lighting products.