“Turn your lights down low
And pull your window curtains;
Oh, let Jah moon come shining in –
Into our life again…”
Bob Marley fans would recognize those words in a heartbeat, and while I am not that much of a Marley fan, this song has been playing in my head for the longest time. I guess my nighttime lighting at home just fits the song perfectly – or vice versa.
For those who are into lighting as much as I am AND care about your impact on the environment as well, the Lucet should be in your Christmas wish list (for 2010 maybe).
The Lucet is a lamp designed by Rui Palma, and basically involves harnessing the sun’s power to light up your room at night. I have to admit, the concept is nothing new – that’s practically what every other solar gadget in the market does. There is one distinguishing feature of the Lucet that I think would make it appealing to a lot of aesthetically concerned people: it is designed so as to give the user freedom regarding viewing pleasure. That is, one can create different patterns with several Lucets, depending on one’s preferences.
The Lucet is quite small, with three roundish protrusions containing white LEDs each. In the middle, you have the power source – 2 AAA batteries. The whole thing can be slapped onto your windows – the ones that get the most sunlight throughout the day, of course – following any design that you want.
Unfortunately, this lamp remains a concept for now. Still, it is something to look forward to. I can already imagine my windows being a conversation topic with these lamps!
Photo courtesy of Eco Friend