Gallery: Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged...

Mold of the lamp.

Completely cord and battery-free, the Trap Light utilizes special photoluminescent pigments to absorb “waste energy” from surrounding light sources, which it then emits as a soft ambient glow at night. A thirty minute ‘charge’ of recycled light from a traditional incandescent or LED light bulb provides up to eight hours of clean, green lighting.

The body of each lamp has been formed using the Murano glass blowing technique. The close, hands-on approach allows the designers to embed photoluminescent pigments directly into the glass body of the lamp with ease.

If you’re in Milan this week, be sure to swing by the Spazio Rossana Orlandi to get a first-hand look at this stunning design.

+ Trap Light


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  1. Liza McLeish November 30, 2014 at 8:11 pm

    How many years would you expect to get out of this light? Is it degraded over time and how?

  2. Phoenix White Wolf November 29, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    i want them where do i get them?

  3. Matt Ray November 29, 2014 at 11:56 am

    How do you purchase one of these lights?

  4. Julianne Dummett November 29, 2014 at 3:28 am

    wow fantastic when will you be selling them

  5. Jeannie Llewellyn November 24, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I noticed in the last picture a shadow of a light bulb screw end – and since I also blow glass, the author or photographer’s captions are incorrect, making me to believe that this is just a hoax or an ill-researched and poorly explained concept. A bit of physics would show that it’s not possible to make the “perpetual motion machine” nor create more energy than is surrounding – without some “fuel.” Also there’s no mention of how long this luminescence lasts. More data, please.

  6. John Miller November 24, 2013 at 8:24 am

    Where can you get these??

  7. John Mehia November 23, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Let us know when its for sale!

  8. Saulj42 April 14, 2011 at 2:40 pm

    Am I the only one here thinking this sounds an awful lot like simple, 1-cent phosphorus based glow-in-the-dark tech like what my cracker jacks toys and light switch plates are made out of?

    The author really should tell us what makes this glass any better than that old 1960’s tech.

  9. lindyloo April 13, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    No mention of being able to absorb the sun’s energy. ????

  10. umar butt April 13, 2011 at 7:30 am

    Good effort by the inventors. these lamps can be used as decoration pieces. I doubt they are practical.

  11. Cliff Champion April 12, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    Will these ever be available for purchase? These are great!

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