LuminAID – An Inflatable Solar Light


The LuminAID light is a solar-powered, inflatable light that packs flat and inflates to create a lightweight lantern. Safe, sustainable, and portable, the LuminAID light provides eight hours of LED light, ideal for recreational use outdoors or in the home as an extra light source. Tuck it away in your first-aid kit or hook it on your backpack to take with you on your next adventure or trip.

Water Lock Bathtub Tap

Saving water is a small step towards better future. Water Lock is an automatic water meter and a locking device for use on bathtub taps. You just need to set the desired volume of water for the bath and let the bathtub fill up without monitoring. You generally know how much water you would like to fill in for your bath, so after the set amount has been filled, the flow will be automatically stopped when the water reaches the amount that you’ve set. So you end up avoiding over spill  wastage and have the freedom to do other stuff while you run up your bath water. It uses the principle of a combination padlock for its operation and doesn’t require electricity.

Light Bird by Jang Eun Hyuk

The beautiful Light Bird looks enchanting in full bloom, absorbing the solar goodness from the sun. Storing the power for a rainy day – meaning times when there is an electric outage, the lamp blooms to full LED force giving you illumination during dark times. Love the way you can attach to any exterior wall surface and dot it along the walls.

Belkin WeMo Switches

When you plug in lamps, appliances, electronics or even just a curling iron into one of these cool new Belkin WeMo Switches, you’ll be able to wirelessly turn them on or off, at home or away, using an iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. These innovative app-controlled switches work with your home’s existing Wi-Fi network and mobile Internet to transform your iOS device into a remote control for numerous household devices. Not only can you turn each device on or off from just about anywhere, you can also create different schedules for each one too. They’re modular as well, so you can add as many switches throughout your home as you would like and enjoy controlling them all from a single free app.

Ray – Recharge Naturally

Never go powerless again! Ray is a solar powered charger for electronic gadgets. The powerful suction cup and a tilting kickstand support multiple positions to capture the maximum amount of sunlight. Now you’ll be able to charge up wherever you go. The energy is released through a USB port and also it has an internal battery that allows you to recharge your phone during the night.

Water Saver – Water Usage Meter

The cool new Water Saver – Water Usage Meter easily connects between a garden hose and a spray nozzle to let you monitor how much water is being used, ensure consistent plant watering, help to conserve water and save money. It features a large LCD screen that clearly shows the usage volume in gallons or liters, fits standard hoses, spray-nozzles, and outdoor faucets and a 10-second auto-shutoff to help save battery power. Great solution and visual cue to remind you of how much water you’re wasting.

P&P Office Waste Paper Processor

P&P Office Waste Paper Processor help to convert paper to pencil, works on the principle of printer which takes blank paper as input and prints the desired output. Similarly, this one takes any paper of prescribed size and produces pencils on the other side. As you can see from the pictures, there is input slot which takes paper and the pencil exit slot which generates pencils. Like in printers you should refill with lead powder or graphite powder to generate lead pencils. There is a slot for pencil sharpening where you can sharpen the pencils directly. It is provided with various modes like Manual and Auto to choose from as per your convenience.

Solar Window

Solar Window is quite a clever design especially if appropriately placed. A transparent solar panel glazes the window and helps in harnessing the sun’s energy. Conveniently located plug-sockets and multi-tap, help hook up appliances and gadgets. A simple concept that can have very positive implications. Awesome!

Life – recycled paper-made water container

Life is a recycled paper-made water container designed for Milano Expo 2015. The idea is to dissuade people from using plastic bottles and use this one-day-use bottle instead. It’s crafted from natural cotton and recycled paper layer and it doesn’t use any chemical ink or adhesives that are tough to recycle. The handy green cord makes it easy for you to carry it along.

ES Pipe Waterwheel – Energy from water taps

The ES Pipe Waterwheel concept by Ryan Jongwoo Choi works as a mini turbine to harness hydropower from regular water taps and converts it to energy. However this energy is for a specific use; to power specialized bulbs. The intended area of use is a country like Africa where there is severe power shortage. On paper, the idea looks good enough to execute, however how large scale can this go, remains to be seen.  ES Pipe Waterwheel is a 2012 IDEA awards entry.