Time Your Light

Timer To Light is this really cute LED light concept that is based on mechanical energy. Rotate the timer base to crank up the mechanism inside, and as it slowly unwinds, the stored energy powers the lamp. I can foresee it becoming a hit with people who adore lighting candles, coz this seems to have a similar ambient effect. It would be safer and economical too. Awesome colors too!

Designer: Jasper Hou

Timer To Light Concept Device by Jasper Hou

Timer To Light Concept Lamp by Jasper Hou 2

Timer To Light Concept Lamp by Jasper Hou 3

80 Comments

  • I'm completely amazed that the timer can power the light.

  • I’m completely amazed that the timer can power the light.

    • Mike says:

      Yep, it can. For up to 60 seconds. With a light power not enough even for reading

  • acirci says:

    i think its so great

  • VoReason says:

    If this was feasible I would be all over it. Im no Electrical Engineer, but I dont think that there is nearly enough power in the rotation of the mechanism to create electricity to power the product.

    Just because there is stored energy doesn’t mean that it can be used in any form. Electrical energy is not easy to create and requires more put in than you get out.

    That said, its a very nifty if-it-could object

  • Ja says:

    Is there a mechanism like hand crank radio and music box hidden somewhere?

  • gadam07 says:

    Has there been any engineering put into this at all? It seems like you’d have to have a crank on it and crank that many times, with the timer part slowly advancing, geared to the crank.

    Cool idea, though.

    • jasperhou says:

      Need not crank, the principle comes from a clock, passing to can turn into flexibility the machine certainly can save, again conversion is electric power.

  • rhys1882 says:

    Cool concept. Too bad it is just a concept or I’d try it out.

  • I’m not an engineer, but I guess it could be possible if cranking it requires lots of energy? E.g it takes a “twist power” of 3-4 kg.

    • anon says:

      Off by a factor of 100

      Assume 100% efficiency.
      Assume a 0.3 Watt light.
      Assume a 1 hour runtime for 1 full rotation.
      Assume a device radius of 6cm.

      Total energy for 1 hour is 3600 s * 0.3 W == 1080 Joules.

      Work applied in rotation is the product of torque and rotational angle.

      torque * angle = work

      Solving for torque:

      torque = work / angle

      torque is force * moment_arm

      force * moment_arm = work / angle

      solve for force

      force = work / (angle * moment_arm)

      Substitute numbers from above:

      force = 1080J / (2*pi * 6 cm)

      force = 2864.79 newtons — about 644 pounds-force

  • edward says:

    A bit similar to a face wash tubes! 🙂 Nevertheless this is something innovative for bed-side reading.

  • mijonju says:

    where can i buy this?? i want to buy all 3 colors

  • Carl says:

    if you get the concept working, its a great idea. think childrens bedside nightlight.

    good design well done.!

  • MrLeo says:

    that so cool. this really cute LED.
    only japan??? or more.give us profile of it

  • Ponyo says:

    Hi , can anyone tell me, where or how can i buy it? ^0^ Thx

  • bz says:

    2nd picture = bottle of lotion xD

  • eric says:

    These lights are so small and simple that it seems like it would be easy to sell them as gift ideas. I guess the popularity would all depend on how much you could sell them for.

  • eric says:

    These lights are so small and simple that it seems like it would be easy to sell them as gift ideas. I guess the popularity would all depend on how much you could sell them for.

  • azam says:

    how long time it can give me light for this product ?

  • azam says:

    how long time it can give me light for this product ?

  • hou says:

    This kind of product is a good concept, but the cost will be higher. we have a good sulution to do this product

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