timo niskanen: change   coin deposit lamp timo niskanen: change   coin deposit lamp
jan 03, 2011

timo niskanen: change coin deposit lamp

‘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

timo niskanen’s ‘in line dishwasher‘ was a short listed entry in the designboom competition ‘imagine the home in 2020‘.

removing the deposited coin turns the lamp off

  • any circle shaped metal piece, in size of coin can be used

    Eric Calabros says:
  • ten points eric.

    on says:
  • You forgot turning the light off on no coin mode 😉

    Edison says:
  • So cool. I like this. The idea works with supermarket shopping trolleys (for other motives) but it’s hard to see how the idea could be extended at present the way many public appliances/devices are centrally powered and controlled.

    Mavis says:

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