As solar technology becomes more prevalent, cooler applications keep springing up. A great new example is the Solar Vertical Lamp by Korean designers Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun Kyung Kim, a set of vertical blinds that provide light from solar power.
The blinds are outfitted with mini photovoltaics and LED pixels. With the blinds closed during the day, the PVs soak up power from the sunlight. Then at night, lamp or chandelier-shaped LED pixels glow, providing hip, eco-friendly ambiance.
The blinds are a great marriage of design and sustainability. They use a common fixture of any home (blinds) and add renewable energy and super-efficient, long-lasting LEDs. The Solar Vertical Lamp isn't available for purchase yet, but we're looking forward to even more great designs from this team.
written by Meredith, November 25, 2008
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