Jumping Light: Double Dutch Your Way To A Brighter Tomorrow
It looks like the forseeable future is going to be filled with an endless sea of flashlights that make power through new and unusual ways. This Jumping Light concept, designed by Hyun Joo Lee & Eu Tteum Lee, uses a jump rope to power up.
Simply jump rope as per usual and each little hop will be transformed into electrical energy via a mechanism in the rope's handle. The handle doubles as a flashlight so when it gets dark, you'll be all powered up and ready to light your way home. An LED keeps track of both battery power and number of jumps.
Now you'll have some new motivation to get up in the middle of the night and work out.
I appreciate the idea here, but couldn't they come up with a similar device that works with an activity you actually do after you turn 10--like maybe walking or cycling? How often does the average adult pick up a jump rope and knock down a few sets of 100? The device aims to harness the exerted energy from jumping rope, but there isn't much energy when you never jump rope ever.
On the other hand, it would be absolutely hilarious to see someone stuck in a blackout relying on a Jumping Light as his only light source--skipping around in pitch dark trying his damndest to get just a little burst of light while knocking over bookshelves and vases the whole time. Hopefully, if this ever becomes a real product, that YouTube video will get made shortly after.
Via: Yanko Design
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