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Illuminating Solar Blinds Turn the Lights On

Posted By Haily Zaki On November 20, 2008 @ 5:00 am In green Interiors,Green Lighting | 6 Comments

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What do you get when you take an average vertical blind [2] (the kind found in practically any rental apartment across the United States), outfit it with special mini photovoltaics and LED pixels [3], then add a healthy dose of creative inspiration? The surprisingly chic and witty Solar Vertical Lamp [4] designed by Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun-Kyung Kim. By creatively applying existing technology, Kim and Kim transform the lowly blind into a sustainable, sexy, and dramatic lighting system. Finally, a blind that has truly seen the light.

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The two-dimensional lamps are brilliant in their simplicity. During the day, miniature solar pads soak up the sun’s energy. At night, artfully placed lighting pixels [5] (similar to those used on billboards) illuminate. Simply close the blinds to ‘turn on’ your lights. These smart lights come in table lamp [6], floor lamp [7], and chandelier [8] forms that add dramatic ambiance to any room in the house. Besides being completely energy-efficient and saving you tons of money on your monthly bill, you never have to dust them!

Via Yanko Design [4]

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/11/20/solar-vertical-blinds-lamp/

[2] vertical blind: http://www.hunterdouglas.com/hdg_product_category.jsp?id=8

[3] LED pixels: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/14/dobpler-interactive-led-wall/

[4] Solar Vertical Lamp: http://www.yankodesign.com/2008/11/13/close-the-blinds-and-turn-your-love-light-on/

[5] lighting pixels: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_Visual_Displays

[6] table lamp: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/21/osram-oled-lamp-ingo-maurer/

[7] floor lamp: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/02/27/gravia-gravity-based-kinetic-energy-lamp/

[8] chandelier: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/02/28/woven-fiberoptic-chandeliers/

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