Life in Balance

Designs On— Global Warming

This delicate arc of light subtly communicates in-home daily electricity consumption by losing its balance when users exceed a predetermined limit. Slowly but surely, balance is lost and gained, and lost and regained yet again. Ideally, over time, user behavior changes and the light is kept in a state of balance. This design makes use of existing technologies in order to spark dialogue between the user, the lamp, and its energy source. Life in Balance is connected to a homeowner’s wireless network and allows the user to set the electricity gauge daily, weekly, and monthly; this usage pattern is then automatically communicated to the utilities company.