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1. (WO2001088428) LIGHTS

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/088428    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2001/002157
Publication Date: Nov 22, 2001 International Filing Date: May 16, 2001
IPC: B44C 5/00
B44F 1/00
B44F 1/10
F21S 10/00
Applicants: TUCKER, Philip, James
Inventors: TUCKER, Philip, James
Title: LIGHTS
Abstract:
A lighting apparatus has a water reservoir (5) which is illuminated from below. A magnetic actuator (7; 16; 30) is moved up and down by an electromagnet (10) driven by a varying electrical signal generating ripples on the surface of the water. An image of the ripples is projected onto the wall of a room and optionally onto a translucent globe (3). In some embodiments the actuator (16) is provided with fins (20) to cause it also to rotate. The colour and constitution of the liquid can be changed, as can the periodicity and height of the ripples such that the user may configure the system to his/her liking very easily. The system has such flexibility that it is attractive to followers of Feng Shui whereby spaces within the home can be endowed with appropriate energies by configuring the mood lighting system described appropriately.