Trap Light – Converting Waste Energy Back Into Light

Gionata Gatto and Mike Thompson created a new lamp that is completely powered by light energy absorbed from ambient sources.

By utilising photoluminescent pigments to capture escaping light, Trap Light converts waste energy back into visible light.

Photoluminesence is a process in which energy absorbed by a substance is gradually released as light. Using the Murano glass blowing technique, the designers were able to embed photoluminescent pigments into the glass body of the lamp. Through this process, Trap Light becomes both shade and light source, emitting, absorbing, and re-emitting light. 30 minutes ‘charge’ of recycled light from a traditional incandescent or LED light bulb provides up to 8 hours of ambient lighting.

With Trap Light , the designers illustrate, that by taking a fresh approach to traditional production methods and existing materials, they can create an engaging, new lighting experience whilst making the most of energy.


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Posted by on April 13, 2011. Filed under Energy efficiency. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can leave a response or trackback to this entry

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