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Danish Sound project on final stage

Tuesday 16 May 17


Jakob Nygård Wincentz
PhD student
DTU Electrical Engineering
Jakob Nygård Wincentz tells the story of Embacco lighting. 

Sound and light are two equally important factors in indoor environments and so combining them into sound absorbing light fixtures is the key idea around creating pleasant indoor environments efficiently.

Nowadays we experience a huge demand for silence and inner wellbeing.  Daily life is busy and the noise around us makes it difficult to communicate with others. Modern buildings are made of hard materials, which often leads to bad indoor acoustic environments. Most architects and designers working with space planning, search for and demand new acoustic solutions.

Embacco has tried light fixtures that have a sound absorbing capability and very positive feedback has been given to their attempts.

In this innovation project, our goal is to integrate acoustic solutions into light fixtures in optimal ways. The main focus is to find out proper acoustic materials that are light, easy to bend, easy to process with, have decent absorption capabilities, sufficient fire class and are naturally recyclable.

Therefore the sound absorption capabilities for different environmentally friendly organic fiber products are tested in the laboratory before the prototyping of the fixtures begins.

After this project, a larger project is expected as an industrial PhD to develop a product collection, which can potentially be used in offices, meeting rooms, living rooms, hospitals, and noisy restaurants.

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