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Sand Hourglass Lamps

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Brooklyn based designer Danielle Trofe new series of off-the grid LED lighting fixtures are illuminated using the power of falling sand. Based on the shape of the hourglass the lamps need to be flipped to continue working and require the user’s involvement to stimulate awareness of the finite nature of lighting energy sources.

The Hourglass floor and table lamps work by harnessing kinetic energy from falling sand. The four-foot-tall lean Hourglass floor lamp is suspended and rotates on a hinge so it can be easily flipped once the sand runs out. The table version follows a similar principle and features slight design adjustments needed to facilitate its repositioning and optimal light directionality.

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