Don’t worry. The Light Clock does not rely on the sun to tell time. In fact, it is the opposite. It has no hands, no dial or whatsoever. Instead, it uses 120 individual LEDs, each with the ability to display over 16 million colors, to shed light on the time, like literally. This is how it works: to create the essential hour and minute hands, The Light Clock projects two different colors of light. You have the call in deciding what color goes to the hour and minute. The lights emitted form two segments on the clock’s circumference and on the wall, thus allowing you to tell the time.
Blending is the key to how you tell where the hands actually landed. It won’t be easy initially, but as you keep reading it, you will be able tell the time right away. It is not much different from traditional clocks with hands; just that the hands here are replaced by lights. An animated example and a Live demo are available to let you acquaint with this new way of time telling. Go check them out if you curious if you can ever tell time by the way of lights.
The Light Clock is WiFi-enabled too, allowing it to be connect to an existing WiFi network to facilitate customization on a web app, accessible with virtually any device. Being connected to the Internet also ensure The Light Clock to maintain an accurate time, all the time. The web app is where you can customize the color, save your favorite color scheme, select the blending, set time zone, set seconds hand, adjust the brightness et cetera.
Through the web app, you can also set the desire duration for the night mode. In Night Mode, all but a few LEDs will be turned on to provide a soft, ambient glow that’s not intrusive, while still enable you to read the time. It looks like no time will be a dull time, eh? The Light Clock literally adds color to your time. Since time has to tick anyways, why not make it a more beautiful experience?
The Light Clock is yet to be a reality; it is now on Kickstarter looking to raise 30,000 Australia dollars to take it to production. You can help by backing the campaign, but be warned, it doesn’t come cheap. Your outlay will be $199 AUD, which is about US$142 at the time of this writing.