The Energy Saving Adapters by Gilles Belley not only look good but have some smarts behind them too. Each module corresponds to a device and monitors the power consumption independently. Most electrical devices have a standby mode to save energy but even then, about 10% of today’s electrical costs come from appliances wasting energy in that mode. The Energy Saving Adapters can detect this and display symbolic symbols notifying the owner of wasted energy. If someone doesn’t respond within 3 minutes, it automatically turns off said device.
It’s a gorgeous solution to visually show people how much power they’re wasting but there’s a catch 22 here. Someone like me would probably purposely leave everything on just to see the pretty lights on the adapters glow.
Designer: Gilles Belley & EDF Design