The Knob Light by designer Jeong-Sun Park adds a new functional dimension to door knobs that will put an end to fumbling in the dark, trying to open the door on your way to the bathroom.
The Knob Light is essentially a door knob with an internal generator that stores energy. This energy is then used to illuminate at night, making it the perfect night light.
I like the idea of utilizing kinetic energy that would otherwise go to waste (opening and closing doors), but I have reservations about the fragility of the design and how comfortable it would feel in a hand grip. But this could be solved with a good choice of material for the ‘bulb.'
The Knob Light Uses Kinetic Energy
1. Kinetic Energy-generating Door Handles - Designing door handles that harness kinetic energy for lighting purposes presents a disruptive innovation opportunity in the home automation industry.
2. Functionally Enhanced Door Knobs - Creating door knobs with added features like built-in lights addresses the need for convenience and safety, opening up potential innovation opportunities in the hardware industry.
3. Sustainable Energy Solutions for Door Hardware - Developing sustainable and energy-efficient door knobs that utilize kinetic energy can disrupt the traditional door hardware industry by offering eco-friendly alternatives.
1. Home Automation - Incorporating kinetic energy-generating door handles into smart home systems can revolutionize the way people interact with their homes, providing energy-efficient and convenient solutions.
2. Hardware - Integrating innovative features like built-in lights into door knobs can drive the hardware industry forward by offering functional enhancements and improved user experiences.
3. Sustainable Energy - Exploring sustainable energy solutions for door hardware can contribute to the growth of the sustainable energy industry, promoting eco-friendly practices and reducing energy waste.