- Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building - http://inhabitat.com -
Caleb Charland’s Luminous LED Lamp is Powered by Apples!
Posted By Lori Zimmer On January 7, 2012 @ 1:41 am In carousel showcase,green technology,News,Renewable Energy | 1 Comment
We’ve already celebrated the power of fruit by showcasing orange-powered billboards  and tomato-powered table lamps , but did you know that apples can do the same thing? Photographer Caleb Charland  harnessed power from the fruits in an apple orchard to light up an LED lamp. Charland hooked wires into about 300 apples that were still connected to their trees and found that it only took about 10 apples to power each LED. The idyllic orchard where the installation took place is in Newburgh, Maine, and unfortunately is a site where a herd of deer tend to graze. Charland had to stand by with noisemakers during the 4 hour exposure to make sure the deer didn’t snack on the apples !
+ Caleb Charland 
Via Gizmodo 
Article printed from Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building: http://inhabitat.com
URL to article: http://inhabitat.com/apple-powered-led-lights-up-orchard/
URLs in this post:
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/apple-powered-led-lights-up-orchard/caleb-charland-orchard/
 orange-powered billboards: http://inhabitat.com/off-the-grid-tropicana-billboard-is-powered-by-what-it-advertises-oranges/
 tomato-powered table lamps: http://inhabitat.com/table-lamp-powered-completely-by-tomatoes/
 Caleb Charland: http://www.calebcharland.com/
 snack on the apples: http://inhabitat.com/consumer-reports-finds-unsafe-levels-of-arsenic-in-apple-juice/
 Gizmodo: http://gizmodo.com/5873443/when-apple-orchards-become-personal-power-plants
Copyright © 2011 Inhabitat Local - New York. All rights reserved.