(PRWEB UK) 15 October 2013
Two London-based designers have invented a new lighting product that uses your smart phone as a source of illumination, reports Wired. Designers Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer, who run Raw Edges Design Studio together, landed on the idea while trying to light their child’s bedtime story with an iPhone. The bedside lamp turns a smart phone into a modern light bulb by using the phone’s flash.
Co-creator Yael Mer said: “It was a survival situation. The phone was next to me, I didn’t have a bedside light, and it was hard to hold three things at once… To be honest, I didn’t plan to design it for my daughter, I designed it for me.”
The gadget was designed to accommodate many different models of smart phone, include no electronics and with no specialised apps required to make it work. The lamp was made in various different designs, inspired by its need to blend in as part of the furniture rather than an electronic gadget.
“We designed the object to have character, to be something that will attract you. I wouldn’t do this project if people didn’t already sleep next to their phones. I’m not crazy about this behaviour, but if this is what people are already doing, we should design around it.”
Lights 4 Living, a leading home lighting company specialising in stylish and affordable lighting for the home such as picture lights and wall lighting, have reacted positively to the new gadget. A spokesperson for the company said:
“With more and more options for home lighting emerging, using your smart phone as a multipurpose gadget seems like the next logical step. It’s an economical and practical solution to a common problem, and combines two everyday objects in a way that hasn’t been thought of before.”
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