Blood-Powered Lamp Highlights The Cost Of Energy
In a world where lights are normally activated at the flick of a switch, this lamp requires users to carefully consider the cost of energy.
Artist and designer Mike Thompson has crafted a prototype lamp designed to make the user think about the costs of energy. The one-use lamp is lit by a chemical reaction triggered by the user’s own blood. Mike explains the concept below:
What if power came at a cost to the individual?
The average American consumes 3383kwh of energy per year. That’s equivalent to leaving the light on in 4 rooms for a whole year. The simple flick of a switch allows us to power appliances and gadgets 24/7 without a thought to where it comes from and the cost to the environment.