Note descriptions on this micro-site refer to the original prototype Firefly, not the commercial version licensed by MK Illumination.

The Firefly project envisions a world where every light source has an integrated computer, capable of self-organizing with its neighbours to form two and three dimensional ad hoc displays.

In essence, blurring the boundary between light and pixels.

More specifically, the project developed:

  • smart lighting devices capable of communication and self organizing behaviour
  • scalability to enable the interoperation of thousands of such devices
  • calibration of devices into coherent 2D/3D displays
  • modeling and application development support

The technology has been licensed to MK Illuminations who are using it in leading edge projects worldwide.

In the future … a spray on display surface as the ultimate vision for Firefly!