A fine bit of biomimicry, this!


Who knew that the shape of a snowflake could inspire the cooling fins of a product?! Literally inspired by something that’s cold, the Phillips Black Snow high-intensity industrial lights have a set of snowflake pattern inspired cooling fins at the back. The fins, aside from looking like a black snowflake, leverage the design to dissipate heat into the air, hence cooling the product down.

The Black Snow is an ultra-thin High Bay Light used in warehouses and factories. Its innovative design allows it to be the lightest 150W light, weighing just a mere 1.5 kgs. It even comes with the ability to tesselate, forming larger and stronger lighting units.

The Phillips Black Snow is a winner of the iF Design Award for the year 2018.

Designer: Phillips