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LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

Posted By Lea Stewart On September 8, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Design,DIY,green gadgets,Green Lighting,Innovation | 2 Comments

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Wow those around you by transforming any old household object into a lamp with this “LED Pin” by Korean designer Sungho Lee [1]. To create this subtle, yet awe-inspiring illuminating accent Lee stylized and whitewashed the form of a traditional clothespin [2]. 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.

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Lee integrates a battery-operated LED [3] (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 Bring new life to those boring desk objects by clipping it to an outdated lamp shade, securing it to a stack of papers, sealing up your lunch bag, or accenting your trusty a pencil holder.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 [4] your boring wares or sprucing up your school supplies [5] was never so delightful!

+ Sungho Lee [1]

Via Designboom [6]

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[1] Sungho Lee: http://www.sungholee.kr/

[2] traditional clothespin: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/11/18/sustainable-style-sunday-in-no-time-by-sandra-backlund/#

[3] LED: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/06/16/remote-controlled-led-light-bulbs-offer-7-shades-of-white/

[4] Repurposing: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/07/29/clever-lids-convert-tin-cans-into-stylish-containers/

[5] school supplies: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/08/26/our-top-5-favorite-eco-friendly-back-to-school-products/

[6] Designboom: http://www.designboom.com/weblog/cat/8/view/7472/sungho-lee-led-pin.html

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