Friday, October 17, 2008

Krank This LED Light

It seems like whatever I read these days about eco-friendly lighting, it always is about LED lights. I guess there's a good reason for that, considering LEDs use only a fraction of the wattage that your average incandescent light uses and that it lasts about ten times longer! LED is a technology that is constantly morphing. It's latest shape - KRANK - a new design concept by Efrain E. Velez. The idea behind KRANK is that with only a few KRANKS of the handle, you are able to produce between 40 and 60 minutes of bright light. Cool! KRANK utilizes the process of magnetic induction, which essentially means that as you crank, a magnet surrounded by a copper coil produces enough voltage to light the LED. Made from recycled aluminum parts, KRANK is totally and completely green! And it looks pretty snazzy, too. KRANK should be available for market in Spring of 2009.



Krank LED Light
What's your favorite eco-friendly lighting design? Lights out until next time! - Via Yanko Design & eevworks.com

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Producing a product, composed from recycled materials, doesn't nescesseraly mean it is 'green'. Still, energy has to be put into the production / forming proces. Furthermore, some energy storage is used which will certainly contain toxic materials and which will also reduce lifetime of such a light to about 5 years (and that's the positive scenario). After that, it will be disposed and probably end as landfill. Great light, no comment on that, but calling it a 'green' light just isn't right.

Jamie said...

Thanks for your comment! While I agree with you to an extent, if we go with your logic - a majority of the "green" products on the market today, aren't green at all. Since the definition of "green" from an eco-friendly perspective is something that is "environmentally sound or beneficial," I still maintain that Krank is a "green" lamp.

Anonymous said...

where can i buy this lamp? is it available in the UK?

thanks

Jamie said...

Thanks for your comment! To my knowledge, this product is only a conceptual piece. No word as of yet, whether or not it will be available for purchase. Here's hoping!