Unzip Fully and See The Light

Do you poop out at parties? Are you unpopular? All the solutions to your problems are one zip away with “Ziplamp.” Show people the light after they’ve had a few! Gain friends with one friendly pull! Merry Design Studio presents this product with which yes, you too, can experience the lovely morning glow of friends who’ve experienced Ziplamp.

At Yanko, we appreciate things that go bump in the night, things that are not always as they seem, and things with hell of zippers. Ziplamp satisfies all of these requirements, when used right. The stick of light is made of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styren (ABS) wrapped with a Neoprene cover with zip pull.

Unzip the light with Ziplamp. You’ll be glad you did!

Designer: Merry Design Studio


  • MadCow says:

    cool, analog dimmer!

  • zippyflounder says:

    i like it, for 3 reasons.

    1. it is a simple rational design that can be implemtnted.
    2. lots of flexibility in both ammount of light but vertical position
    3. it uses zippy in its name.

  • ZGiSH says:

    Very possible design
    Won’t cost in billions to make

    Also the zipper serves a purpose other then making it a unique lamp. Very cool but it won’t really act as a dimmer since allowing the light to only shine from the top-mid would limit the amount of light in certain areas but it’s still a cool design none the less.

  • Lamah says:

    Won’t the light very rapidly overheat if it is wrapped in a nice, light-blocking, insulating layer?

    • zippyflounder says:

      nope its floresent, not incandesent so its heat output is mimimal.

  • Matze says:

    love it!

  • Ian says:

    Nice, rational design. I would buy one. There should be a switch so you can turn it off when it’s zipped, or some sort of sensor that detects when the zipper is all the way up. And so you know the sensor DID detect that the zipper is up, a small, single light on the outlet plug should turn red when off, green when on.

  • Eric says:

    As cool as it is I think this did remarkably well in the posts for such an “eco” minded audience on this site. So here’s my eco input: Would it not be more efficient to actually dim the light (therefore saving electricity) than covering up all but a sliver of the light? A lot of wasted light running underneath that sleeve…
    Other than that, kick ass. I think it looks reallly nice too, great design, cheap to make…

    • zippyflounder says:

      flouresents dont dim..well at least not intentionaly.

      • Eric says:

        Um, I know. The sleeve has to be the dimmer with that kind. Which is why it’s a cool idea, practical obvious solution. It was just an observation that the light is still on under the other 80-90% of it… Which is what surprised me as not being an ‘issue’ with anyone else. I seem to notice on this site that anything not squeezing every envirenmental advantage out of a situation gets called out.

      • cerberus says:

        electronic dimming of fluro’s is acutually widespread in modern buildings. Its nice to see zippy get one wrong occasionally ;o). many modern buildings now have light sensors near the windows that cause the lights nearby to dim down progressively if the outside light source (sun) is allowing the minimum required Lux readings inside at peoples desks.

  • afsin0111 says:

    very very nice . you are best designer.

  • judytao says:

    very very good,you are best designer.

  • Andrew says:

    Just need to incorporate a new design into things like unzipping the fly of a pair of jeans, a “endowed” woman’s wetsuit, anything guys (or girls) unzip when they’ll know they’re about to receive something.
    Next you’ll need a lamp when to turn it on, you have to unclip a bra strap. Hah. And as guys, we ALL take pride in how quickly we can do that.

  • missy says:

    nice, dual zipper design. great idea. wonder if it came in different colors how that would change the overall effect.

    i worked up a concept using aerated bubbled in a water column, double chamber acrylic tubing, increase/decrease the bubble output that was way more complex then this elegant solution.

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    This is great!

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  • Cornel says:

    Cool design.

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