In this age, where energy issues are widespread and their effects on the environment are awful, making products that require natural lighting instead of power or electricity is a must. Keeping this thing in mind, Japan-based product designer- Yuichiro Morimoto has created lighting that does not require electricity to glow. SURFACES REPORTER (SR) brings more information about this unique product below. Take a look:
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Designed by Morimoto, Nisshoku is a sustainable lamp that eliminates the need for a power supply to glow. The designer took cues for the concept from an acrylic light-collecting plate board that does not require any batteries rather it collects light from its surrounds and releases it from the edges.
How does it work?
The lamp absorbs light rays from the surroundings into its specially treated acrylic surface and releases them along the edges of a circle. It creates a solar-eclipse-like effect as it slowly becomes illuminated.
This is how it gets its name- which is the Japanese translation for the eclipse. The way glow of the lamp is depending on the conditions of the environment and the way it captures light from the surroundings.
Morimoto experimented in different ways to make the most of the properties of the plate’s surface so that it does not entail any power supply to illuminate. The material he used is a special acrylic called a condensing plate, and the main technique used to get the desired result exposes the surface to get the maximum amount of light and equally, envelopes the entire rim to conceal the mechanism. Moreover, a layer of milky white opalescent acrylic was placed on the top to disperse the light.
Project Name: Nisshoku
Designer: Yuichiro Morimoto
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