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Disaster-Diverting Ceiling Lights

SAVE:US Doubles as a GPS-Equipped Rescue Light

— June 20, 2012 — Art & Design
Ceiling lights aren't much help in natural disasters, unless they're designed like the SAVE:US. This ingenious ceiling light is meant to double as a GPS-equipped flashlight in the event of an emergency. The flashlight was designed by Jo Joo Hyun, Choi Sung Hun, Jin Min Hee and Park So Jeing.

When there isn't an emergency or monster attack going on, SAVE:US acts and looks just like a normal ceiling light. However, when the stuff hits the fan, this seemingly ordinary lighting fixture springs into action. The flashlight is charged using standby power, and is easy to remove from its base. The built-in GPS ensures that you don't have to deal with darkness and being forever lost. Disaster designing is more popular than ever now, with creatives dreaming up new ways to help people survive in worst case scenarios using multifunctional items.
Trend Themes
1. Disaster-designing - Opportunity to design innovative and multifunctional products that can aid in disaster situations.
2. Gps-equipped - Integration of GPS technology into everyday objects to provide navigation and location services during emergencies.
3. Multifunctional Items - Increasing demand for products that serve multiple purposes, such as combining lighting fixtures with emergency tools.
Industry Implications
1. Design - Chance for designers to create products that prioritize functionality and usability in emergency situations.
2. Lighting - Incorporation of advanced features, like GPS, into lighting fixtures to enhance their utility and versatility.
3. Emergency Preparedness - Growing market for products and services aimed at helping individuals and communities be better prepared for disasters.
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