Gear | September 28, 2016 9:00 am

This Lamp Can “Record” a Sunset and Then Replay It in Your Home

Ansel Adams used to wait days on end for this kind of action

Long before people were adding six filters to a photo in search of the perfect sunset selfie, photographers would stare at tableaux for hours, waiting for a singular moment in which to capture the perfect natural light.

Trying to nail those magic hours with incandescent bulbs at home? Fuhgetaboutit.

… unless, it appears, you’re working with a Sun Memories, a new LED lamp that can “record” your favorite sunlight moments and then replay them later in your abode.

Sun Memories works like so: you wear a device (doesn’t say where you wear it) and hit record when you see a sunrise, magic hour or sunset you fancy. It can record up to six hours, and relays all the data to your phone. When you get home, that data syncs to a special lamp, which then mimics the light by using an LED bulb cast onto a circular shade.

That circular shade disperses the light throughout the room and is meant to recreate “colour, intensity and fickleness: from the moments of shadow, to the vibrancy of a sunny day.”

It’s in production now, so we’ll have to wait to see if it’s a work of realism or something more impressionistic.