Air Turbine Rotor LED light by Margot Krasojevic
This 3D-printed light acts as a vertical axis wind turbine. The form of the light uses the properties of aerodynamics to behave like a wind propeller, in principal the design is inspired by the Ropatec wind rotor. The ceramic body of the light is attached to a vertical axis which turns a diode rotor that transforms the movement into light. This 3D-printed shell traps wind which rotates the axis in turn generating and transforming energy into light.
The Air Turbine light comprises of the following main components:
- A propeller mounted on a shaft, in this case the outer shell attached to the axis via a rotor arm.
- An alternator or generator for producing the electricity when the shaft is rotated, in this instance a dynamo and a capacitor which turns wind into electricity and stores this to light the LED.