Emily Pilloton

MARIA HAMPRECHT's SW° Solar Lamp

by , 02/05/07

Maria Hamprecht, Solar Lamp, SW Lamp, Solar lighting, solar power lamp, photovoltaic lamp

With its simplified, silouhette-like form, soft glow, and ingenious function, Maria Hamprecht’s SW° Solar Lamp really does shine- metaphorically AND literally. Leave the “lamp” on a sunny window sill and let it absorb sunlight all day long; and come home to a lovely glowing lamp at night that has no need for plugs or electricity. Powered by an ultra-green combination of photovoltaic film and LED’s, Maria’s SW° prototype was part of her diploma thesis project, whose theme was the silhouette. The lamp’s simple form is, not surprisingly, inspired by the crisp shape of its shadow cast on a table.

+ Maria Hamprecht

Via Yanko Design

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20 Comments

  1. Kudirat Aminu April 24, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Maria,
    Brittant idea and thank God for people like you. Where can i buy one and is it as bright like the normal globe.
    Is there a switch to turn it off and on.

  2. Vicki August 10, 2007 at 9:13 am

    has anyone received a reply to the above inquiries, esp on where to buy the lamp? thanks

  3. Sharon Cantor July 28, 2007 at 10:03 pm

    Are you lights for sale? Where can I buy one. Is there a switch to turn it off or does it stay illuminated?
    Is the light strong enough to read a book by?

  4. Debbie Browning June 15, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    Can I buy one?

  5. Gaetana Pavoncelli June 13, 2007 at 5:52 am

    Where can i puchase this lamp? is there a distibutor in Italy?

  6. Nancy April 24, 2007 at 3:17 pm

    Wow! Are these for sale? How can I buy one? Amazing.

  7. Lane March 5, 2007 at 2:12 pm

    im going to ask the same questions as everyone else.

    when where how can i purchase this lamp?

  8. je February 23, 2007 at 9:45 am

    cool!!!
    i want one of those for my boarding house
    the prise pease..and where to buy..
    how long can it glow anyway?

  9. vijay prakash February 22, 2007 at 9:24 am

    it is litrelly a GLOWING example of how simplicity attracts attention

  10. Gail February 10, 2007 at 11:10 am

    Please tell me where I can purchase this lamp from..!

  11. enerugi February 8, 2007 at 7:22 am

    very cool! how does it work? Is it based on PV?

  12. devo February 6, 2007 at 11:29 pm

    where can we get these? please keep us updated!

  13. Ally February 6, 2007 at 8:47 pm

    I would love to have one of these in my home.

  14. Diana February 6, 2007 at 3:20 pm

    How much are these lamps? Where can I get one?

  15. nicole vidor February 6, 2007 at 10:21 am

    Dear Maria,
    Congratulations! Where can I purchase your light?
    Most sincerely,
    Nicole Vidor

  16. eyal February 6, 2007 at 7:43 am

    I dont know what the buzz is about in Israel all the bus-stops and street signs are auto-solar powered, and so are 90% of the heating boilers..

  17. george February 5, 2007 at 7:06 pm

    How long will it stay aglow after sunning up?

  18. Ulrike February 5, 2007 at 6:55 pm

    No information about availability or price?

    Also, I’m curious if the lamp can be turned off, or does it simply glow until it is out of energy?

  19. Brady February 5, 2007 at 5:56 pm

    Brilliant idea (no pun intended). kinda cheesy design.

  20. Marie-Jacques Rouleau February 5, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    Is it on sale somewhere?
    I’m a client!
    :)

    M-J

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