Designs On— Global Warming
Simply put, Light Generator is a concept for a sustainable street lighting system. It is part product design, part social sculpture, and part renewable energy resource. It also happens to be a mechanism for uniting communities in the effort to conserve energy and power-up together, transforming human energy into a very tangible, practical commodity. Light Generator is composed of a network of street lamps that collect energy from proactive pedestrians, who willingly take a turn at the crank wheel mounted at the base of the pole. In this way, people can power the urban environment. The end result: reduced electricity bills and revitalized community activism.