One-of-a-kind nature lights. Groningen, NL.

Groningen, The Netherlands

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2019

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Jakoba Havinga

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Why I started making these lights

I have been fascinated by bioluminescence for a long time. Some animals and fungi emit light, in patterns or all over their body, flashing or continuous. It’s not just fireflies. Some species of plankton also emit light, as do fish, jellyfish, deep sea creatures – and some mushrooms. They look almost like fairytale creatures.

Electricity is a lot like magic. Everyone uses it, yet few people wonder why it works, or how. Often, electrical devices have typically technical designs: geometric and strong shapes are very common. Though sometimes playful or elegant, it never looks like nature. Yet electricity is a natural phenomenon.

We often use electricity as a light source. Bioluminescence is a form of light (chemoluminescence) that looks a lot like the electrical form of light (electroluminescence). This resemblance inspired me to make art that lights up. But not just any light would do: It had to look and feel natural. Not the light from a clearly visible lamp, but light from a natural phenomenon. The combined magic of bioluminescence and electroluminescence.

I started to create my Wisp Lights. They continue to provoke a specific question from my guests: are those real mushrooms?

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Last updated on Jan 2, 2019


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Frequently asked questions

What charger should I use?

Each Wisp Light is connected to a USB cable. These can be combined with a regular universal USB charger. Please choose a charger that is 5v (volt) / 1A (ampere) / 1000 mA.

Which materials are in the Wisp Lights?

Each Wisp Light is created from a combination of natural and non-natural materials. The natural materials used in the lights can be wool fibers, dried mosses, dried leaves and wood. Non-natural materials used can be glass, silicone, resin, pigments, LEDs, glass fiber and electrical components.
Lights with plant material can only be shipped in the EU.


Wisp Lights are fragile. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Keep out of direct sunlight. Sunlight fades the natural materials and could result in moisture under the glass. If there is any moisture, open the glass dome and clean.

The glass dome is detachable so the glass can be cleaned. A dishwasher works fine, but cleaning by hand gives better results.