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CONFIGURE YOUR BIT

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THANK YOU FOR WAITING.
THE BIT LIGHT IS NOW AVAILABLE.

Illuminated Art.
Even When Not Illuminated.

The BIT Light is both a functional light and illuminating art that changes at will.

The BIT Light's innovative technology enables almost limitless, creative designs, allowing you to control your light with artistic expression.

Experiment with new shapes and ideas for your light. The BIT Light is not limited to a designer’s concept of form, but becomes part of an ongoing crystallization of your imagination.

A Different Light, A Different Day.

Brighter and Brighter.

Wireless Wonder.
Magnetic Magic.

How do you add BITs?

Once the Canopy is installed, which supplies power to the first Connector, you may start growing your light by fastening your first BIT onto it. Just hold your BIT near the Connector, you will feel the magnet pulling your BIT. Push until the magnets clicks. If it's not bright enough, add another BIT, extending the light's reach. Then add another Connector to the BIT. Then another BIT to the Connector...

No tools are needed to add or remove BITs or Connectors.

No Wire, no clutter.

Freedom.

Uncompromising Design. Patented (pending) Engineering.

BIT stands for "Bulb with Integrated Technology" but it often reminded us of rocket science. Appearing as a deceptively simple device, it is an engineering marvel, wrapped in a PMMA shell.

Minimizing the energy consumed and the materials used was a constant design goal, and the result is a remarkably light and efficient light.

A single BIT consumes only 2.2W of electricity, but is designed to produce 270 lumens of light, which is about as bright as a 20W incandescent bulb. A standard 5 BIT configuration shines as brightly as a 100W incandescent bulb, but uses about 1/10 the energy.

Designing the BITs to sip energy has many advantages. It allows them to share a single low power, low voltage transformer and makes them safe to touch. Because they use so little energy, they produce very little heat and are also cool to the touch.

Less heat and less power means less insulation is needed, which makes the BIT even lighter. Minimizing the weight of even the structurally necessary elements led to the use of a carbon fiber core that was reduced to only 500µm thick, yet remains incredibly strong and light.

There are no disposable bulbs and nothing to throw away. Engineered to last more than 50,000 hours (MTBF), the BITs are designed for endurance.

When a BIT comes to the end, it can be returned to us for easy recycling.

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A Light Light:

No Worries.

We think the BIT Light is great, and so do others.
But if you do not like the BIT Light, send it back to us within 14 days for a full refund.
We will pay for all domestic shipping as well.


CONFIGURE YOUR BIT

With most light fixtures, you can change the brightness by dimming it. But what if you want it brighter? With BIT Light, simply add more BITs and make your room as bright as you like.

Each additional BIT predictably increases the level of illumination and greatly increases the possible number of variations

Each BIT uses 60 high CRI LEDs, creating a white light that helps make colors appear natural. With so many LEDs per BIT, there is no harsh glare or hard shadows.

Bright, Safe and Environmentally Friendly.

The Connectors were initially brushed nickel, but redesigned to be 24K gold plated. We changed to a gold plated nickel and copper substrate to save weight but also to save irritation, as some people were allergic to the nickel alloy that was first used. And beside, who doesn't like gold?

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Finalist, 2015 AZ Award

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To be published in LUMITECTURE

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Finalist, 2015 WIN Award

2nd Place, 2015 LAMP Award

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The BIT Light rearranges easily to create variable, three-dimensional forms. Install it on walls or ceilings to form expansive linear architectural elements, or create reconfigurable lighting objects.

A BIT Light can be changed to respond to its surroundings, the seasons, special occasions, or even the colors or function of the room. Add more BITs or remove BITs when necessary. Or extend them into the corner where you’ve always wanted good light for your reading spot.

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© 2015, THE CHOI+SHINE DESIGN STORE. LLC. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
The BIT Light (patent pending) © 2014 - 2015, Choi+Shine Architects, LLC. All rights are reserved. The phrase “BIT Light”, the BIT Light logo, “Choi+Shine” and the Choi+Shine logo are all trademarks of Choi+Shine Architects, LLC. Revised Oct 1, 2015

Important information: Many of the images on this site are made from computer rendering or with pre-production samples. The actual products may be slightly different than those shown here in regard to the colors, textures, reflectivity and transparency.

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Each part of the BIT Light has been exhaustively engineered to minimize power consumption, heat and weight. All this work is hidden behind an1.2 mm optically diffusing shell, ensuring that the only brilliance you will see is the BIT's 360° of evenly glowing light.

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Copper, Nickel and a Bit of Gold.

And a wee bit of beryllium.

Copper wires have been replaced with printed copper traces, that use less copper and need less plastic insulation.

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The exploration of different shapes using 5 BITs, 4 Connectors and a Power connector examplifies almost limitless possibilities of creative reconfigurations. Variations of the BIT 5 expresses artist Sol LeWitt's study of Incomplete Open Cubes, 1974.

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