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Self-location enabled by smart lighting. We develop a smart lighting system that allows self-location of devices in the illuminated area. This is achieved by using patterned illumination where the patterns are displayed rapidly so they are not seen by eye. A suitable sequence of patterns allows imaging of the positions of devices. Such a system can be used for self-orientation in environments like warehouses or public buildings. More sophisticated implementations are also envisaged, e.g. supply of individual wireless data links to several devices within the area. The underlying technology makes use of highly energy efficient light emitting diodes with integrated electronic control.At Explorathon, a demonstrator of this technology was presented to the general public.