Wearable Fluorescent Lights Are Completely Impractical, But Look Awesome
The phrase “Can you see the light?” is usually meant metaphorically, an indication that there’s light at the end of the tunnel and all that. But you could take that phrase literally with these wearable fluorescent lights, called Face Normal, created by New York-based art and design duo CW&T—Che-Wei Wang and Taylor Levy—for an awards ceremony for AIGA last year.
The artists created wearable battery-powered light bulbs with two T-12 fluorescent tubes, which protruded from the wearer’s eyes like superhuman laser beams and were attached to leather headgear with 3D printed parts.
They turn the wearer into a completely impractical human torch who will no longer have to worry about attracting attention when they walk into a dimly lit bar or club. You’d need to be careful of moths though when you’re out and about, as they might think you’re the mothership.
Sure they might be totally impractical, but you can’t deny they look badass—this time next year we’ll all be wearing fluorescent light tubes, just you wait.
Photos: Che-Wei Wang