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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On July 4, 2005 @ 3:44 pm In Design,Green Lighting,Green Products,Innovation,Interactive Objects | 1 Comment
The PortableLight  is a series of prototypes that integrate flexible solar cells and super bright LEDs into lighting solutions for the billions of people in developing countries who do not have access to electric power or light. Although designed specifically for the “developing world” these designs will likely be useful in the first world as well, where there is a growing need to come up with energy efficient alternatives to the centralized and costly electrical grid.
The high brightness LEDs (hBLEDs) incorporated into the Portable Light are bright enough to read, work and illuminate area at night. The long term goal is to integrate the technology directly into textiles. For the time being, however, the Portable Light  project has done a fabulous job of incorporating off-the-shelf components into functional designs.
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 Nextfest: http://www.nextfest.net/
 University of Michigan: http://www.umich.edu/flash.html
 Kennedy & Violich Architecture: http://www.kvarch.net/
 PortableLight: http://www.caup.umich.edu/portablelight/
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 Personal Debris: http://www.mee.tcd.ie/~moriwaki/personaldebris//index.php?p=319&c=1
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