Eco-friendly candlelight OLED lights up SMANGUS
July 07, 2019
"Why the sun goes down?" On July 6th, 2019, Smangus, the tribe on the hill in Jianshi Township, Hsinchu County, Taiwan, may give you an answer.
The candlelight OLED luminaires, invented by National Tsing Hua University, are all capped under rotten wood based lampshades. This ingenuous design of the tribe is to mingle the modern lighting into their ecosystem and match their natural landscape. Near a hundred of these street lights are now lighting up the "Sunset Trail" of Smangus. The candlelight not only relaxes people, but also enables good rest for all living beings. The night skies and galaxy do not need to suffer from the blue light pollution any longer. Smangus is now featuring after dusk blue-hazard-free lighting, rewriting the 12000 years human lighting history.
“Why is the Sunset endlessly endearing?” Professor Jwo-Huei Jou in Tsing Hua University, inventor of the candlelight OLED, illustrated that “the flame-red sunset excludes the blue light that won’t let the eyes feel enormous oxidative pressure or stimulate people to secrete the stress hormone, besides, it provides the gentle and beautiful light color thereby it relaxes people after working whole day and also make people have pleasant feeling.”
Presently, almost a hundred of the candlelight OLEDs installed at “Sunset Trail” of Smangus, and the color is like a candle, oil lamp, and sunset, which will be the greatest “Chinese cupid”, said Prof. Jou. “Sunset Trail” will be a very attractive location to let tourists relieve boredom and also for dating and wedding photo shoot.
“Blue-hazard free candlelight OLED street light launched!”
On 6th June National Tsing Hua University OLED lighting team held a press conference with chieftain Masay, priest Yarah and elder Yuraw at the tribe “Sunset trail” intersection.
“Indeed, this light is very gentle and beautiful!” The tribal leaders and tribes hope that this activity can effectively reduce the light damage caused by the traditional street light, and expecting that tourists from all over the world can come here to experience the aesthetic and charming qualities of blue-hazard free candlelight OLED."The beauty is beyond words. You have to be there, the Sunset Trail, to feel by yourself." said Elder Yuraw.
"Smangus people are very grateful to God. With the generous help of Prof. Jou's team, especially various donation groups and individuals, this great "light" is installed on the streets of the tribes, adding more value to the overall tribal environment. For the health of nature, luminaires without light damage are now lighted up. This eco-friendly lighting really fits the development model of our tribe since we have promoted the symbiosis between people and the environment for a long time." said Chief Masay.
"In the past, no electricity was introduced to Smangus, long known as "Dark Tribe"; but unexpectedly, after electric power installation, the following electric lights have been polluting the night skies of the tribe and harming many insects. This had hence troubled us for many years." "Nowadays, the candlelight OLED, invented by Professor Jou, won't harm insects and can barely pollute the night skies. Candlelight OLED allows us to better preserve the ecology of our mountains. This makes our tribe feel very happy. Professor Jou can be regarded as a guardian of nature ecology!" said Pastor Yarah.
"We thank the invention of the "Light of the World" by professor Jou's team. Also thank them to invite us to be the first Model Tribe. We hope that these superior luminaires can light up the whole world," said elder Yuraw. The installation of candlelight OLED yields us a beautiful night that revitalizes peace and harmony between the tribe and ecological environment. A wide variety of insect families will no longer die under the harmful strong light.
It also creates in our "Sunset Trail" a gentle and beautiful candlelight-style scene. Recently, many tourists were curious about what these lights are. Our answer to them is that "That is the Light, the "Light of the World". After further explanation, tremendously high educational meaning and sharing wonderful things were shed. People started to learn the value of getting along with the environment, hopefully enabling a more beautiful Taiwan in the future.
"More than three months ago, the first batch of OLED lights was set up in the tribe. During the tribal tour on every Saturday afternoon, he would stop especially under the Taiwan cherry trees decorated with the artistic lampshades of Taiwan white pine segments and introduced these special luminaires to the visitors. Not only interested in its three-petal appearance, the visitors also often asked about its importance. At the end of the introduction, he brought up a key point that "the light from this luminaire is blue light excluded, namely blue-hazard free". Hearing this, all visitors began to nod, acknowledging their appreciation of the candlelight. He believed that the friendliness of this lamp had been conveyed to the hearts of their friends!" said secretary Yarah.
In this project, a total of at least 240 candlelight OLED lamps are brought in. About 90 are to be used as their signature street lights. The rest will be installed under the roofs of more than 100 cabins. This project is accomplished thanks to many kindhearted individuals, associations and enterprises. The high school students who are about to graduate from Shu Guang, under the guidance of President Yao and the teachers, have completed the "love for the summit" fundraising and donate more than 40 blue-hazard free lights to Smangus. Tourists can witness these "good Samaritans" at the entrance of the "Sunset Trail".
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