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ProtoPixelizing a very unique lamp

Get to know the lamp that changes according to your emotions

Case Studies   22 Aug 2022

Ingo Maurer's masterpiece

MOODMOON is a decorative wall lamp that combines innovation and tradition in the interplay of LED technology and Japanese paper. Via the ProtoPixel Spaces app, users can choose from 14 different lighting moods and color gradients and change the atmosphere of a room according to their own sensibilities. In this way, the MOODMOON moods, which are partly static and partly moving, can be adapted to personal needs.

Product & Lighting Designer, Sebastian Hepting, who has been part of the Ingo Maurer team since 2003, came up with the idea for the MOODMOON luminaire in the midst of a pandemic, in which the home is used for a great variety of functions - work, school, relax or even inspiration - and light is able to offer all these specific moments that turn into moods.

“With ProtoPixel I found a great partner to push the limits of design a little bit higher when it comes to quality of light in a new way”

Moods and ambients

With the MOODMOON, the room can be drenched in 14 different moods or ambients, some are static and some keep on moving. Thanks to ProtoPixel Create, we designed and created these specific moods to achieve different emotions depending on the user's needs.

The wall light can be regulated through a mobile app, increasing its flexibility to adapt to the room and mood. Due to the irregularities in the material, each MOODMOON makes every space even more unique.

MOODMOON and its effect on people

Light and color have a significant effect on the visual and people's biological and emotional well-being. MOODMOON focuses on people's individual well-being and thus reflects the concept of Human Centric Lighting, the art of creating lighting that mimics the natural daylight that drives our bodily functions. It enhances human performance, comfort, and health.

“The idea is to make people rest to pause in a very fast world to make them slow down a little bit and decelerate”


On May 2021 MOODMOON won the NYCxDESIGN Award 2021 hosted by Interior Design and sponsored by ICFF (The International Contemporary Furniture Fair), in the product category SCONCE.


ProtoPixel Create (lighting design software)

ProtoPixel Enabler (lighting control device)


Photos by Ingo Maurer