Monday, 30 November 2009


The 'Hope' light is designed by Francisco Gomez Paz and Paolo Rizzatto, and in a world of sadness, it's exactly what we need right now. I was reading on the news about Polar bears having to eat their own young in order to survive and it's stuff like this that makes me realise how close we really are to destroying our own planet and it's these innocent animals that have to suffer from our selfishness...sob. I understand the difficulties of reverting back to the inconveniences of life before the world was in this state, but every little bit helps, and it's better to start now than never. Before I go on and on about global warming and get all upset about it, I'm gonna get back on the subject of the 'Hope' light (seriously though, love your planet before it's too late!).

The science behind the 'Hope' light relys on the fact that when light is combined with a series of reflecting and refractive shapes, it becomes amplified and is multiplied in an exponential manner; in a simpler sense, you need less energy to produce more light. So why not be environmently friendly and uber stylish at the same time? The bonus is, as fancy as it looks, it's also extremely practical, it's made from a series of thin, flat plastic Fresnel lenses, created using imprinted microprisms on polycarbonate film to achieve a dioptric effect similar to glass...yeah, that was also jibberish to me, but the point is, it's light in weight and can be easily dismantled to become highly compact in size. Go get it here.