Lea Stewart

LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

by , 09/08/09

energy efficient lighting, clothes pin, repurpose, lighting, LED light, Korean Design, illuminate, DIY

Wow those around you by transforming any old household object into a lamp with this “LED Pin” by Korean designer Sungho Lee. To create this subtle, yet awe-inspiring illuminating accent Lee stylized and whitewashed the form of a traditional clothespin. The refreshing take on a familiar design successfully turns the object’s dollar-store stigma into a museum store find, but it’s the techy twist that makes it even more notable.

energy efficient lighting, clothes pin, repurpose, lighting, LED light, Korean Design, illuminate, DIY

Lee integrates a battery-operated LED (light-emitting diode) into the area near the gripping points of the clothespin, letting the user become a do-it-yourself lighting designer. Bring new life to those boring desk objects by clipping it to an outdated lamp shade, securing it to a stack of papers, sealing up your lunch bag, or accenting your trusty a pencil holder. Or simply clip it to a folded sheet of white paper for an instant lampshade.

We can’t wait to see where others will imagine pinning this light. Repurposing your boring wares or sprucing up your school supplies was never so delightful!

+ Sungho Lee

Via Designboom

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  1. Elemental LED staff November 2, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Cute! Now it just needs a little solar panel on it to charge the battery.

  2. meganmacdon September 16, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I LOVE this. Reminds me a bit of a solar nightlight (in terms of originality) that I saw surfing recently: http://www.cgets.com/shop/glow-brick-night-light.html. I love this sort of creativity/innovation on things you don’t realize you need or want until you see them!


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