The Future Of Escaping

Keeping your wits during an emergency evacuation of a building is easier said than done. If it’s a hotel or an unfamiliar mall, following the leads can be difficult and even confusing at times. The LED Escape Light is a portable LED electric torch meant to tackle this issue of unfamiliarity. It comes with a built-in projector that projects a map to guide you out accurately. I like the handy stand that it is housed in, with an easy grab-and-run vibe.

The LED Escape Light won a Liteon Award as well.

Designers: Li-Yu Chiao, Cheng-Cheng Chun, Ming-DaYang, Kung-Yi Kuang, Huai-Yi Hsieh, Ching-Chang Chuang, Yu-Hung Chien, Shaio-Chung Cha & Yu-Hung Chien

    23 Comments

    • KART says:

      In that case no one would want to see the map, stupid design. Stupid 2010 Liteon Award …

    • KART says:

      In that case no one would want to see the map, stupid design. Stupid 2010 Liteon Award …

    • neuronex says:

      Does the device have situational awareness or does it just project a static map without a 'you are here' indicator? If there is an emergency, and I still have to stop and figure out where I am in relation to the map, that's still quite a bit of time.

      Did you consider having the device with just a green and a red light – so that whilst running from the fire / psycho killer, the device is pointed in a particular direction and lights up either green (correct path) or red (wrong path).

    • neuronex says:

      Does the device have situational awareness or does it just project a static map without a 'you are here' indicator? If there is an emergency, and I still have to stop and figure out where I am in relation to the map, that's still quite a bit of time.

      Did you consider having the device with just a green and a red light – so that whilst running from the fire / psycho killer, the device is pointed in a particular direction and lights up either green (correct path) or red (wrong path).

    • Jason says:

      I see the batons being a problem for the general public. You would need to find a way to make them unaccessible until the power actually goes out and they are necessary for use

      • Firestarta says:

        have a solenoid with a bar through the top of them, connected to a logic gate, when the power goes out it switches from locking them in to release? question mark

    • Jason says:

      I see the batons being a problem for the general public. You would need to find a way to make them unaccessible until the power actually goes out and they are necessary for use

      • Firestarta says:

        have a solenoid with a bar through the top of them, connected to a logic gate, when the power goes out it switches from locking them in to release? question mark

    • R4DS says:

      How long until people steal them all? "Wow, those look cool – let's take one!"

    • R4DS says:

      How long until people steal them all? “Wow, those look cool – let's take one!”

    • No, these might actually work for offices and such. An average visitor will have no knowledge of the structural layout and these might come in handy. Also: a flashlight is never bad to have around (also remember that it's pretty easy to attach a fire alarm to the hub, making it even more beneficial.

      Do not use in clubs.

    • No, these might actually work for offices and such. An average visitor will have no knowledge of the structural layout and these might come in handy. Also: a flashlight is never bad to have around (also remember that it's pretty easy to attach a fire alarm to the hub, making it even more beneficial.

      Do not use in clubs.

    • Firestarter says:

      Pointless. you are just going to get the problem of a huge gathering and fight for "who gets the stick" in a last ditch attempt survive the horrific incident, that is a fire..

    • Firestarter says:

      Pointless. you are just going to get the problem of a huge gathering and fight for “who gets the stick” in a last ditch attempt survive the horrific incident, that is a fire..

    • zimos says:

      is it real can i buy it ??
      for how much
      ??
      i need acouple of this atands for about 20 personss

    • zimos says:

      is it real can i buy it ??
      for how much
      ??
      i need acouple of this atands for about 20 personss

    • JDizzle says:

      Completely rediculous. Why would you have something constantly wasting energy to charge 20 flashlights when you could accomplish the same thing with Chemlights with no energy use at all? Oh right, cause you were designing to win an award, not for common sense. Good job! *thumbs up*

    • JDizzle says:

      Completely rediculous. Why would you have something constantly wasting energy to charge 20 flashlights when you could accomplish the same thing with Chemlights with no energy use at all? Oh right, cause you were designing to win an award, not for common sense. Good job! *thumbs up*

    • Luka says:

      Is this solution aviable, if yes, where? Thanks.

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