‘change – coin deposit lamp’
the ‘change – coin deposit lamp’ by finnish designer tima naskanen is a concept that addresses our human
behaviors and the impact that we as a society are having on our natural environment.
niskanen’s project is a task light intended for public spaces, such as a library, encouraging users to
turn off the lights when leaving a desk / work area. in order to turn the lamp on, one must deposit a coin
into a slot built into the light’s supporting base. removing your money after use, switches the lamp off -
saving money and energy.
the lamp in ‘on’ mode
removing the deposited coin turns the lamp off