e-Luminate Wine Tasting Experiment.

Last week the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival team organised a most unusual experiment to explore whether lighting conditions influence our perceptions. The experiment consisted in tasting wine under different lights in the prestigious Fellows ‘Dining Room at Gonville & Caius College.

With e-Luminate being in the business of light not wine, the team engage the services of Mark Anstead from the Cambridgeshire Wine School to host the evening.

David Cleevely, Chairman of Cambridge Wireless and Raspberry Pi, said “It was a brilliant evening, very entertaining and an great opportunity to find out more about the work the e-Luminate Foundation does in Cambridge through their educational programme and the light festival ”

Guests, enjoyed a selection of Italian sparkling wines by Bosca, whose cellars are UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The spectacular and immersive lighting effects were achieved using products by Pulsar Light, a local success story started 45 years ago and still innovating today. The company is also a key sponsor of the e-Luminate Cambridge Festival.

All of the money collected from the tickets sales went to the e-Luminate educational programme. Since 2012, the Foundation has been working in Cambridge to raise a greater appreciation of Light and Lighting technologies. Their engaging educational programme, the Light Lab, has grown from strength to strength producing high quality activities involving Light at the crossing of art and technology.