The theme of this year’s festival is Light+heART where 28 innovative and environmentally sustainable light art installations from around the world will be featured along Marina Bay waterfront. The first question that popped right out of my head when I read about i Light is, “Aren’t we wasting energy?” The light art installations uses LED bulbs that are powered by alternative energy.
I guess this festival not only celebrates creativity and art but it also brings about environmental awareness and encourages environmentally-responsible behaviours in people for a sustainable future. We could now better appreciate the beauty of light and its importance in bringing us joy and convenience into our lives.
We are fortunate enough to have resources to put up a festival like i Light as compared to the people living in other parts of Asia. Some might not even have access to electricity to light up their homes. While we are able to enjoy interacting and taking pictures of the light art installations, we should also appreciate the fact that energy is readily made available for us to use here in Singapore.
i Light Marina Bay 2014 will open nightly from 7 to 30 March 2014, 7.30pm to 11pm, around the Marina Bay waterfront. Admission is free. For more information, please visit www.ilightmarinabay.sg.
This is a weekly article contributed by Deenise Glitz for NRGLab, an alternative energy and science-driven company based in Singapore. Visit their website to find out more about their current energy projects.