Wind Up Socket Concept Winds Down Excessive Power Consumption

Tired of winding up in the role of bad guy for limiting your kid’s electricity consumption? While this concept design may not help your children develop the eco-consciousness it takes to actually turn off the lights, TVs and other gadgets, it certainly seems like a real way to get the job done.

The Wind-Up Socket by designers Dongwon Joo & Jieun Choi works like clockwork–literally. Just plug your appliance or gadget into the Wind-Up Socket and set it for the desired length of time. When the socket winds down, the flow of electricity cuts off: no if’s, and’s or but’s.

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image via Yanko Design

This seems like a great idea, but does the clockwork count-down mechanism have to be incorporated directly into the plug? It seems like this is a design that could pose some real problems with twisted cords, etc.–an issue that might need to be worked out before this concept becomes a reality.

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

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