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The Power Flower is a Living Energy Meter that Transforms with Household Power Usage

Posted By James Dowdell On October 9, 2012 @ 4:40 pm In carousel showcase,Design,energy efficiency,Environment,Green Lighting,Reader Submitted Content | No Comments

Power Flower, Living Energy Meter, Smart Meter, Power Usage, Energy Consumption, James Dowdell [1]

The Power Flower [2] is an interactive, visual ‘living’ energy meter prototype created by two university students in Falmouth, UK. Designed as a smart energy meter [3] to help people become more conscientious of their household power usage, the Power Flower connects wirelessly to a home’s existing energy meter and reflects energy consumption in its phototropic movements. When too much energy is being used, the flower-shaped lamp starts to die, drooping down and diminishing the light emitted, whereas low energy usage will produce a bright and healthy light.

+ The Power Flower [2]

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