Concept Outlet Design Saves Power Without Unplugging

Concept Outlet Design Saves Power Without Unplugging
Design

Korean designer Yong-jin Kim merges the power socket with a traditional switch, a solution that replaces the act of removing a plug with a simple twist designed to cut off the flow of electricity.

Scott Lachut, PSFK Labs
  • 2 november 2009

The inefficiencies associated with electronics and appliances that still draw power even when not in use is well documented, but short of remembering to unplug these devices, there’s little else we can do to conserve energy. With his innovative outlet concept “Switch,” Korean designer Yong-jin Kim eliminates some of the hassle from the process, merging the power socket with a traditional switch. The thoughtful solution replaces the act of removing a plug with a simple twist designed to cut off the flow of electricity.

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