Timing Your Lights

The idea is pretty direct and in-your-face….we need to conserve our electricity and can’t have you squandering it away. So how do we implement this? By taking tiny innovative steps, like introducing a timer concept for our lights; especially for the ones on the staircase. A device called the Flat Light does just this, the LED Hourglass interface is quite indicative of its intentions. Once the LED grains reach the bottom, time’s up and lights out! I wonder if you can set the time limits for the whole system, in advance. Question is, are you willing to make the necessary changes to conserve?

The Flat Light won a Liteon Award this year!

Designer: Jia Wen Chen & Wei-Ting Chen

26 Comments

  • eno says:

    nice idea!
    but something that does the same is already on the market.. why sould people buy this one?

  • eno says:

    nice idea!
    but something that does the same is already on the market.. why sould people buy this one?

  • laupforod says:

    awesome , awesome. if i can preset the time ( 30sec-1hr) say in a bedroom or a living room. i would replace all my lightswitches.

  • laupforod says:

    awesome , awesome. if i can preset the time ( 30sec-1hr) say in a bedroom or a living room. i would replace all my lightswitches.

  • mif991 says:

    Nice, what is the cost?

  • mif991 says:

    Nice, what is the cost?

  • Beautiful design but I feel like I've seen this before.

  • Beautiful design but I feel like I've seen this before.

  • Eder. BR says:

    the concept and good!
    The idea you have only the light necessary for a time, without bothering to turn off, and the analogy of the hourglass design that makes the time spent energy is great.
    suddenly could do this in turn need .. only with a presence sensor.!

  • Eder. BR says:

    the concept and good!
    The idea you have only the light necessary for a time, without bothering to turn off, and the analogy of the hourglass design that makes the time spent energy is great.
    suddenly could do this in turn need .. only with a presence sensor.!

  • garrettceriano says:

    This is a nice concept but…Motion detection units do a better job.

  • garrettceriano says:

    This is a nice concept but…Motion detection units do a better job.

  • DLbingo says:

    well…. this self-timed switches are widely used in eastern China. This is just a beautiful version of that, not really original.

  • DLbingo says:

    well…. this self-timed switches are widely used in eastern China. This is just a beautiful version of that, not really original.

  • Adam says:

    My apartment building is outfitted with timed light switches in the halls.
    This one is much more aesthetically pleasant though, but in the end, I think I would stick with the ones that we already have –
    you just have to touch them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you have to twist the ones pictured above. This is a minor hassle when you're walking a path with maximized efficiency, not wasting one movement from practiced repetition.

  • Adam says:

    My apartment building is outfitted with timed light switches in the halls.
    This one is much more aesthetically pleasant though, but in the end, I think I would stick with the ones that we already have –
    you just have to touch them. Correct me if I'm wrong, but you have to twist the ones pictured above. This is a minor hassle when you're walking a path with maximized efficiency, not wasting one movement from practiced repetition.

  • peet says:

    pretty cool…I'd add dip switches to the back so you can change the range of the switch .eg. seconds, minutes, hours…

  • peet says:

    pretty cool…I'd add dip switches to the back so you can change the range of the switch .eg. seconds, minutes, hours…

  • Tom says:

    Hi there

    Love the design and idea!!
    Can you make this product for the Australian market?

    regards
    tom

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