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Rug Finds Your Way at Night

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Design, Household, Misc. Tech

Footlume

Wouldn’t it be nice to get up at night for a bathroom jaunt and not worry about tripping over something in the dark? Engineering students Leona Dean and Zoe Robson from London South Bank University have created the Footlume, an electroluminescent rug. Using rechargeable batteries, its light is controlled by a person’s weight. Dean says that it can also “provide ambient mood lighting or flash in time to music as a talking point at a party.”

The prototype will be on display at the Daily Mail Ideal Home Show in London this month. The thought occurs to us that if it responds to humans, it will do the same with nocturnal pets and the idea may backfire if they decide to play “chase the light” as our cat does.

 

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ETree is Interactive

Posted by Sheila Franklin Categories: Household, Misc. Tech, Science

ETreeIf you are looking for a non-traditional tree for the holidays, ETree may be the answer. The interactive electroluminescent lamp comes in a 15 x 15 x 8 cm size with 5 branches and a height of 50 cm, and a 30 x 30 x 15 cm floor model with 10 branches and a 150 cm height. Only for indoor use, we think that our neighbors would really be impressed by Kinetica Museum‘s creation which is available for £324.00 (~$666.00,) and £575.00 (~$1,200.00) respectively. It may be pricey, but think of how much you will save on ornaments and tinsel.

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