Monday, July 14, 2008

eternal light?

This lamp by Design Academy Eindhoven student Marieke Staps claims to use dirt for power. Power is needed to light the low voltage led... just like the potato light from science lab days past. This lamp is "Planted" in a dirt hole and it is supposedly supposed to go on as long as the led holds out...but I hear that the ground where the electrolyte conversion process takes place becomes toxic to plant life because too much exchange from the copper does bad things?? nevertheless a very inventive and beautiful design...not quite the eternal light I dream of.

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