Janet Hansen artist

Enlighted Rings I

Soldered metal rings, sheer white diffusing layer
~200 RGB LED pixels, individually addressable
Custom control hardware and software
19" x 19" x 3" thick


This piece is round, but arches out in the center in a shallow convex dome shape. The outermost layer is made of silver-colored soldered metal rings, and provides most of the structure. The rings are slightly different sizes, and fill in the dome with an 8-way repeating pattern. The back panel is covered in white fabric.

The RGB LED pixels are mounted behind the rings, with one LED near the center of each ring. A layer of white organza and diffusing material lies above the LEDs but behind the steel rings, to partially smooth out the hot spots. Some diffused light is also visible through the negative space between rings.

The LEDs are animated in a variety of hypnotic patterns. By default, it will cycle between these patterns when it is first powered up. It can also be set to play one of the patterns continuously, with a built-in mode switch on the back panel.


The video below demonstrates the four animation patterns.  The first part of the video shows the sequence in a dark room, and then second part shows the same effects under brighter ambient lighting.