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The Perfect Light Project film available to watch online

So here is a big question: Is LED the Perfect Light Source?

About 3.5 years ago, Light Collective realised that 90% of their lighting design projects had moved to LED’s as the main source of electric light. Unlike any light source development before, LEDs have superseded and replaced most other sources and potentially rendered them obsolete. They decided to ask a number of lighting designers if LED was, therefore, the Perfect Light as part of what they called The Perfect Light Project.

Were we in the middle of the greatest revolution since the invention of the light bulb? After editing the interviews and finishing the film about 3 years ago, it was first screened in London, Paris, Berlin, New York and Milan. Citizen Lighting supported and collaborated with this project.

It has since been shown in 16 other countries+ at private events. Light Collective have now decided to put the film on-line for everyone to access and ask some new questions. 

What has changed?
Have things moved on in the last 3.5 years?
Has LED started to become the dominant source in our homes as well as commercial lighting? 
Do you think LED has improved or has it stagnated?
Is LED the perfect light source and what do you want to see in the future?

Please share this film with your friends and colleagues - we want the debate to be all inclusive.

You can subscribe to the Light Collective YouTube channel, add your voice in the comments, follow the discussions and get the next instalment in this journey.

Make sure you watch to the end for the Bloopers!


One of the initial lessons from the Perfect Light Project was that there isn't one perfect light for every scenario. Light is an essential and importance part of every experience so, Light Collective also set out to find the Perfect Light Experience.

They took 5 lighting specialists on a light tour of Japan - experiencing the dynamic blade runner style lighting the city of Tokyo with its colour changing LEDs and neon signs; the calm natural light on the side of Mount Fuji and in the surrounding forests; the elusive light of a firefly in the gardens of the Hotel Chinzanso; and finishing at the immersive light art of the House of Light, designed by James Turrell and located in Echigo-Tsumari region.  The house draws from the essay "In Praise of Shadows" written by Junichiro Tanizaki.

The journey was made in 2018 and documented in the following video: