This is not an ordinary bulb but it is known as a LED bulb recently created by Frog Design to provide more sustainable lighting choices. They have used LED lights because they believe that LED lights tend to produce a lot of heat and are less influential than incandescent bulbs. They have created Led lights inside a glass fixture that looks like incandescent bulbs. The power LED is set inside the bulb which dissolves its heat to the aluminum base. The main concept behind creating this bulb is to make it easy for the consumers to change their light bulbs.
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Our original goal was to improve the CFL bulb, both in color and usability, but the technology to do so was not obvious. We began to explore colored filters and realized that any filter would reduce the lumen output. We then looked into adding LEDs to change the overall color output. This led us to the realization that florescent lights have huge environmental drawbacks. CFLs use ballast, which contains mercury, electronics and plastic housings. Most consumers just throw fluorescents out with the trash, even though they should be disposed of as toxic waste. CFLs are not dimmable and therefore use their maximum light output each time they’re turned on. In addition, the form and cold color of CFLs keep them from being widely accepted as a replacement to the incandescent bulb.
As our ideas began to focus on combining LEDs with a fluorescent, we sketched several forms that tried to create harmony between the two technologies. The idea of creating a separation between work and home life through the modulation of the color output drove some of our early forms. As soon as we chose to use only high-output LEDs, our forms changed significantly, rendering the old concepts no longer valid.
As designers are inclined to do, we started to create beautiful forms that revolved around the advantages of the new technology and the form factor it lent itself to. This may have been our biggest wrong turn. With LEDs, that form was flat and thin; but this would not solve the problem we had defined for ourselves. To create the biggest impact on society, this design had to keep the barriers to acceptance as low as practical—which in part meant no super-sexy, fluid designs that would only be found in high-end design stores. Any unnecessary styling would cause a rift in its mainstream acceptance.
We realized the easiest way to create acceptance was to deliver the technology in an already widely accepted form. The form of a standard light bulb was then the obvious choice. It would not ask consumers to change their form of power, their light socket or replace the lampshade attached to the bulb. And it underscored the notion that good design is about solving problems for the whole ecosystem of the product.
Designer : FrogDesign
As the name suggests, Flex is a revolutionary collapsible tablet computer, with flexible screen while still maintaining rigidity. Flex incorporates a 14” 3:4 touch screen in slate mode, with the screen measuring 18.5” wide while completely expanded. You can use Flex according to your own preference, by bending it into a notebook, for content creation or bending it outwards for screen share session. It encapsulates a flexible spine plus a bendy screen within the frame, which allows the user to translate flex from a slate to several form factors. A loop stand integrated into flex paves way for best content viewing experience. Flex’s flexible spine facilitates efficiency as well as collaboration on a tablet.
Smart First Aid Kit has been designed to allow and encourage patients (critical to everyday patients) to become e-patients. Using Smart First Aid Kit, user is able to utilize great potential of the e-patient network and perform self triage. When you have ankle sprain, this kit can help you measure the swelling and inflammation of your ankle in real time and compare the results to others on the e-patient network to know how bad your injury is.
This first aid kit has utilized Footfalls & Heartbeats technology to try to improve healthcare system worldwide. The designer intention f or this product is not for mass production, actually it is meant to become an attention grabber, conversation starter and conceptual idea. Once Footfalls and Heartbeats has the attention of the design and consumer world the company would release a commercialized version.
Designer : Richard Clarkson
The idea of using wooden box as the case came for more than one reason. Richard Clarkson says “The first is the psychological connections we have with the materiality of wood. As a substance it carries with it connotations of nature, warmth and individuality. It is these qualities that I feel perfectly suit the values of Footfalls & Heartbeats.”. The wood of Smart First Aid Kit came from New Zealand Native Rimu which has antibacterial characteristic, similar to bamboo, therefore, it is applicable for both the casing and instrument of medical goods.