3D-Printed Lamp Powered By Wind

By: | January 7th, 2015

People often wonder whether there is more hype than substance to 3D printing. Perhaps it just creates more junk. But 3D printing has grown up and has potential to change many fields.

We’ve already witnessed how 3D printing has revolutionized manufacturing. Now, furthering the cause of 3D printing, designer Margot Krasojević has created this visually attractive, nature-inspired 3D-printed lamp in ceramic material. The lamp is lightweight, perfectly balanced, and aerodynamic.

The lamp acts as a vertical axis wind turbine to harvest the power available in the wind

This seemingly delicate ceramic lamp powers itself by transforming wind energy into electrical current as it rotates with the wind. The lamp’s specially designed curved surfaces and aerodynamic shape helps it pick up speed and spin faster in the wind.

It works even in the absence of wind

The LED lights of this ‘Air Turbine Light’ can provide illumination even if there is no wind because a capacitor stores the excess energy.

This great looking ceramic lamp can be an eco-friendly and cable-free solution for garden lights.

Nidhi Goyal

Nidhi is a gold medalist Post Graduate in Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences.

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