The light at the end of the tunnel.

Glow is a low-cost, low-maintenance, and low-tech solution for providing efficient, effective lighting to the developing world. The device uses phosphorescent (glow-in-the-dark) powder, which absorbs environmental light and slowly releases it when dark. Modern phosphorescent powder has a lifespan of up to 10 years and a glow that can last up to 6 hours! UV light isn’t even required to power the glow!

Designer: Jon Liow


  • Gmilton says:

    This has been done before, see ‘Glow Brick’. I have to say as a designer, though, it is about using sometimes existing ideas and applying them in new ways. This is a great solution for when natural disasters strike or for third world.

  • Stacy says:

    Not sure how bright it will be but the principle is great! I’ve used phosphorescent materials before, in the right conditions they can be a lot brighter than you think!

  • kayismi90 says:

    cool form! maybe come in other color also!

  • Guest says:

    Hi I am a buyer for a humanitarian organization in India, we partner with others to help the poor. How can I contact Mr Jon about this product?
    Many thanks.

  • YongM says:

    Because it costs money. Good design always cost money.

  • Yo. says:

    Nice design, sustainable, and no need for batteries, solarpanels or dangerous fires. There is also another design that uses gravity to power a light. That one is much brighter, but needs many mechanical components and imagine the maintenance and repair costs. This could be good secondary lighting in a village place.

  • Vince says:

    Nice and clean design.
    What’s the price of this lamp in a developing country?

  • Roz says:

    Simple design at its best.

  • 杜宗阳 says:

    Where can we buy from?

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