Wind-up Bedside Lamp

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Designer Yuko Taguchi has created this ingenious wind-up lamp:

“This is for people who can’t sleep without the light. Also, people who read in the bed sometimes forget to turn off the light. The key functions as a switch and a timer. Wind-up to turn the light on before you go to bed. The light will stay on until the key winds back. You will come to know how many times you need to wind-up. Its main source of power comes from its powerful spring-driven generator. As the high carbon tensile steel spring unwinds, power is transferred to a small dynamo electric generator which produces enough electricity to power of the light.”

Not only does this save electricity by turning off the light after you’ve fallen asleep, you don’t even have to plug it in.

Wind-up bedside lamp – [via] Link.

4 thoughts on “Wind-up Bedside Lamp

  1. says:

    um…. more info? DIY? retail? the link has no more info than here. anyone?

  2. Wind-up Bedside Lamp bekathwia says:

    As far as I know, this is a student design project in product design at Central St. Martins College of Art and Design in London.

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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