Steampunk Solar Lamp Lights Up Indoors

What is that in your solarium, m’lady? Why a solar powered, recycled, stamped-brass lamp in the shape of two flowers, of course — the product of those fevered imaginations at Weirdward Works’ design studio in Hungary, known as Symbiont Flowers.

The two metal “flowers” of this steampunk solar creation rise from a exotic wooden base. The Sunflower, as you might imagine, houses the lamp’s solar panel, which soaks up the sun’s rays during the day. At night, the Moonflower — a.k.a., a 10 millimenter yellow LED light, housed in a nickel-plated brass cup — automatically switches itself on. Browned rivets and acorn nuts round out the otherworldly appearance of this “artificial organism.”

Symbiant Flowers solar lamp

image via Greenmuze

Greenmuze reports that this “stunning and extremely unusual garden lamp” will charge up enough during the day to provide 8 hours of light. (And don’t worry, those numbers hold even during the shortest and darkest days of the year.)

Intrigued? This solar lamp can be yours for just $280, exclusively through Etsy, of course; but be aware that it’s not intended for outdoor use.

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.

    • What a wonderful piece of functional art. Great ideas in the construction.u00a0