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Wherever there is movement, there is energy. More and more designers are recognizing the potential of sustainable concepts.

We’ve seen street lamps powered by wind, now it’s the turn of bicycle lights. A design student from Switzerland has invented a light that generates its power from the airstream.

The lamp is made from recycled plexiglass and features a microturbine. A mini-generator converts the energy harvested by the wind into electricity through a process of electromagnetic induction.

The electricity is stored in a battery, and supplies the LED lamp. Testing of initial prototypes is already underway.

A secondary aim of the project is to make people think about everyday objects and how they can be more sustainably designed.

A bright idea.

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