Evolinea Clocks can serve as art, a time piece or both. Many appreciate the design presence alone that Evolinea brings to their home or office; others revel in the conversation surrounding a piece of art that also displays the time.
An Evolinea lesson in evolved time:
Evolinea Lucia is a linear style clock that uses a combination of Red, Blue and Green LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) and differing marker sizes to present the time. Larger markers represent the hours, while medium sized markers represent five minute increments, and one minute increments are represented within the 2, 5, 8 and 11 hours as small markers.
To read time on an Evolinea clock, start with hours; start at the bottom and count the longer marker bars that lead up to the last or only illuminated long marker bar (include illuminated bar in your count). Next, for the minutes, count from the bottom up, in increments of fives, to the last or only illuminated medium marker bar. Lastly, count the number of illuminated small marker bars; add this number to the five minute increment for a minute total.
The clock can be set to a cumulative mode where all past hours and minutes are illuminated or to a minimum mode where only the current hour and minutes are illuminated—it’s a matter of preference. The translation of time does not differ between the cumulative and minimum mode.
In the adjacent image the clock is set to minimum mode. The fifth longest marker from the bottom is illuminated, so it is within the 5 o’clock hour. The second medium sized marker from the bottom is illuminated, which is the 10 minute and the fourth smallest marker from the bottom is illuminated, which is the 4 minute; thus the time is 5:14.
The adjacent image is set on cumulative mode. Following the same shape and color key as used previously, the eleventh longest marker, plus all the other equally sized markers leading up to it, are illuminated so it is in the 11 o’clock hour. The eleventh medium sized marker from the bottom, plus all the other equally sized markers leading up to it, are illuminated, which equals 55 minutes. The third smallest marker from the bottom is illuminated, plus all the other equally sized markers leading up to it, are illuminated which equals 3 minutes. Adding all counted markers shapes together, 11 one hour markers (11th hour) + 11 five minute markers (55 minutes) + 3 one minute markers (3 minutes) = 11:58.
All Evolinea Clocks allow the user to select the associated marker color with the option of red, blue, green, yellow, magenta, cyan or white.
Evolinea Clocks also allow for a random mode, where time is shown for 15 seconds, followed by a random display of colors for 45 seconds.
After practice, the act of counting diminishes and the time is soon quickly determined by using the 2, 5, 8 and 11 hours as reference points both for the hours and minutes.