Plant Lookalike Solar Lamp Saves Juice

A lamp that look and acts like a plant, that you can relate to emotionally? That’s the idea behind the solar powered Eco-lamp by Kong Wen Da.

This solar lamp concept features what Wen Da terms “Emotive Design” by simulating the way we relate to houseplants — i.e., when the lamp needs to be charged by being placed closer to a window, it wilts, and when it’s fully charged, it perks up.  The lamp also features a little something called Intuitive Control: to turn the lamp on, just turn it towards you, and when you want to turn it off, turn it away. (Sensors pick up on your location, giving the lamp the on/off signal.)

Eco-Lamp concept

image via Kong Wen Da

IGreenSpot reports that this infrared sensor also picks on when you walk into the room, and automatically turns the lamp on — and automatically turns off when you step away from your desk, or leave the room. (This function alone is bound to save energy.)

The lamp is constructed of solar cells, bio-metal, a micro-energy cell, and an LED light.

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.

    • ahmad

      great inovation, what is the price of it…