Lamp Generates it’s Own Energy

The ZEN light promises to free you from plugs and cables. It’s doesn’t even need an external power supply because it generates its own. The trick is a sophisticated “magnetic engine” inside the ZEN. The magnets naturally create enough force to keep the lamp spinning to power a series of LED diodes. It’s only a concept but the idea is intriguing. The design is polarizing but in today’s sea of “me too” designs – I like it.


Designer: Andrej Čverha of HANGAR Design Forge

39 Comments

  • Such a convenient, energy-saving technology! This can spark a revolution in the energy sector if it advances to the stage where it can power bigger, more powerful equipment.

  • Akano says:

    the designer should have at least heard of something called “Physics”, but probably not. It is, with the laws of physics as we know today, impossible for such a machine to work. Perpetual motion is not allowed.

    • idi says:

      Thx for showing that not all renders are really “Real” . As you stated , concepts should be based on science , not pseudo-science. Designers , please read more facts and less scams .

  • muhammad says:

    Thanks…nice your articel i like it

  • sfasdfasdf says:

    Shit like this makes me so angry. Designers are supposed to understand the world they live in. This 'magnetic engine' is a physical impossibility. As it is this is not a design, but a fantasy. Here's my new lighting design: it's powered by fairies and leprechauns, and turns lead into gold – it's revolutionary!!! Quick every design blog should post a picture of my rendering and call me a genius.

  • “It’s only a concept but the idea is intriguing.” There's a reason it's only a concept: it won't work. Perpetual motion machines should be relegated to the back of magazines aimed at the poorly educated, not posted on a design site.

    “There is undisputed scientific consensus that perpetual motion would violate either the first law of thermodynamics, the second law of thermodynamics, or both.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perpetual_motion

    That said, the aesthetic design is interesting and well rendered. The designer may have something there, but he'll have to adapt it for wired power. He'd also be advised to ensure that for all of his projects he consults with someone that knows the basics of physics.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • It's call troll physics or something like that… It's impossible to make. That stupid, or an April fool… And the design is not even nice…

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    Thanks all for your comments and opinions…
    I am suprised , that today, in age of nanotech and neverending options of technologies can somebody say: Impossible…
    Its not perpetuan motion, this is very important factor… Its just a very smart using of naturally forces, great relationship
    between energy consumption for movement of rotor and posibilities of magnetic steel material…Biggest problem on this
    concept is not movement of source, but abrasion…And this is solvable factor…
    Please, next try to little bit of think, before you say: Impossible, troll physics and things like this… With this opinion we can go back
    on trees…just open your eyes and wake up from medieval times…

    • Chabby says:

      Even if abrasion is completely removed, the mechanism will slow and eventually stop due to the loss in energy needed to power the diodes. The only way this lamp will work as claimed is if the diodes use no energy whatsoever.

      The design would be theoretically feasible if it included some way for users to occasionally add energy to the system (power cord, crank, solar, microwave, whatever).

      I know there is a lack of politeness on the internet, but please don't tell commenters to “wake up from medieval times”. Theirs is a valid point even if they are posting it with some amount of scorn.

    • Sylvain says:

      Dear Andrej,

      I totaly agree with your comments.
      Your concept is just Great

    • anaon says:

      If you're so sure that such a machine is possible by all means create it and start this magical energy revolution, rather than coming up with some pretty pictures and waiting for a real scientist to do the work for you

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    Thanks all for your comments and opinions…
    I am suprised , that today, in age of nanotech and neverending options of technologies can somebody say: Impossible…
    Its not perpetuan motion, this is very important factor… Its just a very smart using of naturally forces, great relationship
    between energy consumption for movement of rotor and posibilities of magnetic steel material…Biggest problem on this
    concept is not movement of source, but abrasion…And this is solvable factor…
    Please, next try to little bit of think, before you say: Impossible, troll physics and things like this… With this opinion we can go back
    on trees…just open your eyes and wake up from medieval times…

  • Andrej Čverha says:

    Chabby@ How long will be this lamp shining coming from posibilities of material to keep magnetic field…2 minutes, 12 hours , 12 days….years…and when its too poor , you can recycle it and magnetize it again…. Its just a concept, but this engine are working in laboratory conditions very well….

    • dom says:

      Source please or i call BS

    • sfasdfasdf says:

      Surely this guy is trolling, right? He doesn't actually think this is possible?

      1 Watt = 1 J/s

      1 J = kg * m^2 / s^2

      That's means harvesting (at 100% efficiency) the movement of a kilogram (2.2 pounds) across a meter every second to keep a 1 watt led lit. Think about that for a second. Then realise that this concept is total bullshit.

  • Andrej Čverha says:

    Chabby@ How long will be this lamp shining coming from posibilities of material to keep magnetic field…2 minutes, 12 hours , 12 days….years…and when its too poor , you can recycle it and magnetize it again…. Its just a concept, but this engine are working in laboratory conditions very well….

  • ok so this is catching alot of heat for being “impossible” but lets be honest, this isnt the first far fetched design on yanko. but this would be pretty cool if the lever was spring loaded and and every pull generated a half hour of light lets say. still no plug needed and totally possible.

  • Certainly if you moved to a pendulum-based system with a wind-up mainspring — functionally a clock mechanism — generating electricity would be possible. Per sfasdfasdf's calculation, however, it would need to be a fairly large pendulum to generate sufficient electricity to provide adequate light. Working on the mechanics of that model, and seeing if an aesthetically pleasing design could be realized within the constraints would be an interesting challenge.

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    In my country is usually to say : Who want to have things done, must find ways….Who not, simple find reasons…
    Of course, pendulum engine is one of possible results of this problem… but we need and want to have small
    engine based on magnetic fiels and special placement strong magnetized steel segments on closed circle…

    • idi says:

      are you nuts? magnets are used just to induce electric fields , that?s all. no magnetic engines no magnetic batteries , No magnetic Scams! Magnets are powerful just because they don't consume their power normally , if you use their power somehow that would make them a spool of wire without a battery = useless other than paperweight .

      • idi says:

        ps . the only reasonably elegant way to make it work would be by placing a high capacity battery in the horn like part or base. you could recharge it wireless .

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    In my country is usually to say : Who want to have things done, must find ways….Who not, simple find reasons…
    Of course, pendulum engine is one of possible results of this problem… but we need and want to have small
    engine based on magnetic fiels and special placement strong magnetized steel segments on closed circle…

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    Idi@ Agree with your variant…but , main idea of this concept was a non sense looking engine used in practise..Its not non sense, its not perpetuum or medieval steampunk mystery :)
    Reader of this sites cant expected full structural and technological documentation of this product…its too much commerce portal…if will be this one ready for sell – buy it, dismantling it, analyze it, understand it….and copy it…chinesse way…but never expect full documentation on commerce server

  • Andrej ČVERHA says:

    Idi@ Agree with your variant…but , main idea of this concept was a non sense looking engine used in practise..Its not non sense, its not perpetuum or medieval steampunk mystery :)
    Reader of this sites cant expected full structural and technological documentation of this product…its too much commerce portal…if will be this one ready for sell – buy it, dismantling it, analyze it, understand it….and copy it…chinesse way…but never expect full documentation on commerce server

  • Alaor says:

    Unfortunately people don't understant the difference between “no one had this idea!” and “no one proposed this because it sucks”.

  • Sylvain says:

    Dear Andrej,

    I totaly agree with your comments.
    Your concept is just Great

  • Ads says:

    Thank you to everyone who is vigilant in discouraging crank science! Keep up the good work people!

  • Ads says:

    Thank you to everyone who is vigilant in discouraging crank science! Keep up the good work people!

  • anaon says:

    If you're so sure that such a machine is possible by all means create it and start this magical energy revolution, rather than coming up with some pretty pictures and waiting for a real scientist to do the work for you

  • Jan says:

    There is no such thing as “generating your own energy” from nothing, your design is against the most basic laws of physics, sorry.

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