See How This Illuminated Portrait Of Nikola Tesla Was Made

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Ambience Lighting, together with artist Duro Cubrilo, have created a portrait of Nikola Tesla, one of the world’s greatest visionaries, by using a grid of light bulbs. Lets have a look at how it all came together…

h/t: contemporist

A plan was created using a variety of different sized dots.
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These dots were then applied to an image of Nikola Tesla to create a design layout
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Next, 759 LED bulbs were opened…
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And prepped for painting with the different sized dots applied.
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The light bulbs then received a coat of black paint.
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Once dried, the dot sticker was peeled off from the top of the bulb.
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Here is you can see some of them after painting.
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Following the layout diagram, each light bulb was placed in a designated spot.
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Here we see the piece is coming together…
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Here’s a close-up look at the bulbs, where we can see the different amounts of white and black.
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A quick look at the wiring on the back of the piece.
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Once the piece was completed, it took a team of people to hang it in the display space.
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Here is the finished piece…
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And here it is with the lights on.
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You can watch a ‘making of’ video below:

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