Food Projects

Teresa van Dongen

Illuminating lost energy

Department: Man and Well being


Energy is a precious commodity, but often we don’t notice when it’s wasted. Teresa van Dongen looked for a way to use the heat lost by halogen lamps and created Lumist – a lamp and humidifier in one. The heat from the bulb keeps the surrounding water at boiling point, causing it to evaporate. More water is constantly provided by the adjacent reservoir. By capturing the contradictory traits of water and light in glass, Teresa visualises this otherwise lost energy.
 Lumist was made possible by the National Glass Museum and Glass Studio of Leerdam. 

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