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Posted By Evelyn Lee On December 27, 2006 @ 4:08 pm In Botanical,Design,Green Design Competitions,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Interactive Objects | 8 Comments
In the Electrolux Design Lab  competition we just mentioned, our favorite submission was probably the HydroSphere  – one of the runner-up picks among the nine finalists. The Electrolux Design Lab is an annual competition that challenges design students to find innovative solutions for consumer products. The theme of this year’s competition was focused on food preservation and preparation, encouraging designs that promote healthy lifestyles through healthy eating habits. The HydroSphere  is a small self-efficient green house that manages to be a really cool light fixture and science lab all in one.
The environment within the HydroSphere  is controlled by a smart growth lamp, centrally positioned, that controls both temperature and light, making the whole growing process that much easier on the user. Entirely powered by solar power, the HydroSphere  is completely self sustaining; we can’t wait it to hit the shelves.
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