From flicking a switch to clapping one's hands, there are several ways that lighting systems can be turned on and off—but the 'Domino Light' by Glithero offers an inventive new interaction based upon a chain reaction.
The lighting system is made up of numerous conductive copper dominoes that may be arranged in an infinite number of ways, so long as the last domino is stationed to fall on one of the copper strips on the lamp's base. When the dominos are toppled over one by one, they close the circuit and activate the illuminator.
While this simple electrical system is usually a concealed part of a lighting system's design, this lighting system reveals the technical process. As Glithero co-founder Tim Simpson describes, "With so much technology in our lives it is easy to take for granted that even simple things such as turning on a light are made possible by the physical properties of materials."