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Coin-Operated Lighting

The Corner Lamp

— September 23, 2008 — Art & Design
To increase awareness of electrical costs and energy consumption, English designer Jethro Macey designed a lamp that is activated by inserting coins, and is set to turn off at predetermined times by an internal mechanism.

The Corner Lamp will be available on the market soon, his news alert keeps interested customers informed.

Implications - Eco-conscious furniture pieces have become so prevalent in interior design that they now have a recognized market of their own; however, there is still room for development in this new niche market. Innovations like the Corner Lamp seek out new ways to incorporate sustainability while maintaining style, sophistication and enough novelty to attract an array of consumers.
Trend Themes
1. Coin-operated Furniture - The concept of coin-operated products can be expanded to other furniture pieces such as tables and chairs, providing a new level of energy consumption awareness.
2. Smart Home Lighting - Developing smart home lighting systems that can sense activity and adjust lighting levels can provide more efficient energy usage and bring in a new era of energy-efficient living.
3. Sustainable Design - Continued development of eco-conscious furniture pieces such as the Corner Lamp can carve out a niche market for sustainable design in interior design and provide opportunities for environmentally friendly innovation.
Industry Implications
1. Interior Design - The interest in sustainability in interior design can continue to drive innovation in furniture and lighting design.
2. Energy Efficiency - The focus on energy consumption and cost savings can drive innovation in energy-efficient technology and products.
3. Smart Home Automation - The development of smart home automation can provide new opportunities for energy-saving technology, such as voice-activated commands and automatic lighting adjustments based on activity levels.
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