My New Flame From Ingo Maurer Is The Daily Pic By Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Ingo Maurer shows it's better to charge a single diode than curse the darkness.

This LED “candle” was designed by Moritz Waldemeyer, and recently released by the great German lighting designer Ingo Maurer. It’s called “My New Flame”, and it uses 128 LEDs and simple circuitry (left visible on the stem of the candle) to provide a moving image of a blowing flame that stands in beautifully for the real thing. The image registers, simultaneously, as both very crude and utterly credible, like a votive offering to our technological age.

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