Funky Concept Lamp Reminds You To Mop

Ever find yourself thinking deep thoughts while cleaning? Designer Arthur Xin (Se Xin) did, apparently, and that deep thought was this: What if mopping the floor could power a household lamp with kinetic energy? And–even deeper than that–what if this lamp were a kind of meditation on “sweeping out” negative energy from your home, and replacing it with (what else) light?

The Moving Light concept (which comes to us via Yanko Design) looks a little odd for a household lamp, perhaps because it resembles what it actually is (a mop handle). Nevertheless, it does have certain clean, modern lines–which you’ll no doubt appreciate when you unhook this gadget from its base and attach it to your mophead for a little down and dirty household hygiene. As you work the mop back and forth, the handle collects your energy as well as the mucky stuff underfoot, so when you’re done you can simply detach the handle and watch it light up at night, courtesy of your own good old fashioned elbow grease.

Moving Light

image via Yanko Design

Spiritual values aside, we also believe the Moving Light to have another, quite utilitarian function. After all, if you go too long without mopping the floor, it would appear that your funky handle-lamp thing goes dark–a sure sign that negative energy has gathered underfoot.

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.