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Ingenious 'Flow' Lighting For The Third World By Igendesign

"The coastwise cities in South-America are busy and safe by day, but in the night they are abandoned and dangerous due to the lack of public lighting, as the grid cannot be transmitted to the shores," writes Hungarian industrial design firm Igendesign about the inspiration for 'Flow,' the firm's new public lighting design.

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign


So Dániel Lõrincz and Alberto Vasquez, the founders of Igendesign, decided to solve the lighting problem using locally-sourced bamboo and applied physics.  Bamboo is plentiful and self-regenerating along the beaches of South America and the physics relies on the principle of a vertical wind turbine, with the blades in a spiral to catch variable wind directions.  Notice how the blades are cut out to "catch" the wind.

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

Add the electronics - the LEDs, wires, and a dynamo - and you have a perfectly functional, environmentally-friendly, eloquent public light. 

 'Flow' design by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' design by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

Look at the many designs this spiral lighting can make, naturally, with the help of the wind.

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign'Flow' lighting by Igendesign: ©Igendesign

 

The 'Igen' in Igendesign is Hungarian for 'yes.'  The industrial designers who founded and joined Igendesign should expect a big yes for the Flow public lighting design from many countries, not only third world countries.  Flow and other self-maintaining public lighting are low cost, low maintenance, and low footprint solutions to the reduction of overload on municipal electric grids.  Besides... Flow is elegant in form, function, and beauty.

 

sources:Coroflot, Igendesign

 

 

Comments
Mar 18, 2010
by Anonymous

Use this worldwide

How radical, how very Eco.

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Miami
Newport Beach CA
Laguna Beach CA
Malibu
VA Bch VA
Tampa
Palm Beach FL
Palm Springs
outside Las Vegas
Sacramento
Wash DC
Denver
Pittsburgh
Vic BC
Juneau AK

Hilo HI
Honolulu HI
Kona HI
Maui HI
Kauai HI

Caribbean.

Manhatten Beach CA

Pasadena CA