Inspired by the Ropatec wind motor, this lighting fixture has the ability to power itself through a wind turbine. The light has a 3D printed solid ceramic body which despite being lightweight rotates like a wind propeller. The energy created by this rotational movement is then harnessed and used to power the light through a diode rotor. The fixture is designed around a central axis and consists of the following two parts:-
An Outer Shell: This is aerodynamically designed with flaps to trap wind and is attached to the central vertical axis via a rotor arm.An Electricity Generator: A generator or alternator which converts the physical wind energy into light, here a dynamo and a capacitor is used. The light is then stored in LEDs.
The form is a direct manifestation of the principles of energy used, right from trapping it, to converting and dispelling it. And the uniqueness of the idea won it, the first place in the Lighten Up! LED design competition, residential category by Inhabitat.