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Parasitic Eco Flashlights

The Suckerfish Attaches to Automobiles to Harness Energy to Operate

— January 13, 2014 — Autos
There are all sorts of eco-friendly torches emerging on the market, but the Suckerfish Flashlight demonstrates a uniquely inventive approach to powering up. Unlike some of the models that you might have seen, it does not rely on manual mechanical energy, nor solar power; this product charges in the wind.

While the common complaint against wind energy is the lack of efficiency, a team of designers found an innovative way to intensify its effect. A small wind turbine is encased within the streamlined shell of the handheld fixture, which is intended to be kept stuck to the side of a vehicle. Driving at even low speeds is sufficient to give the Suckerfish Flashlight power. This product by Professor Bao Haimo and company would be ideal for taking on camping trips.
Trend Themes
1. Wind-powered Flashlights - The use of wind energy to power flashlights presents an innovative and eco-friendly alternative to traditional power sources.
2. Parasitic Energy Harvesting - The concept of attaching a device to a vehicle to harness energy opens up opportunities for other parasitic energy harvesting applications.
3. Streamlined Design - The streamlined design of the Suckerfish Flashlight demonstrates the potential for incorporating efficient and compact technology into everyday products.
Industry Implications
1. Renewable Energy - The renewable energy industry can explore using wind power for small-scale applications such as flashlight charging.
2. Automotive - The automotive industry can tap into the concept of parasitic energy harvesting to develop innovative ways of utilizing vehicle movement for power generation.
3. Outdoor Equipment - The outdoor equipment industry can incorporate innovative and sustainable energy sources into products like flashlights for camping and outdoor adventures.
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