Design by Ross Lovegrove, 1998.
The Solar Bud Outdoor Light accompanies your footsteps in the dark. Solar Bud needs no electric wiring because it is powered by a battery recharged by sunlight. With exactly the right brightness, it picks out paths, tracks, swimming pool edges, doorways etc, that would otherwise be hard to recognize in the dark.
The solar energy, collected by a polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell, powers two rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries. After sunset, they can yield the energy accumulated from the sun to spontaneously turn on the high efficiency LEDs. The duration of the light from the Solar Bud when fully charged is between 13 and 15 hours. The sun exposure time necessary to reload the energy expended after 13 hours of lighting is about 5 hours.
Constructed with a natural anodized aluminum stem, a transparent methacrylate head (resistant to UV rays), a Polycrystalline silicon photovoltaic cell, and rechargeable nickel cadmium batteries.
Material(s): Aluminum, polycrystalline silicone
Dimensions: 6" Dia X 15" H
Bulbs: 3 X white LEDs
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Designer: Ross Lovegrove
Ross Lovegrove studied design at Manchester Polytechnic and subsequently trained at the Royal College of Art in London. At frog design, he contributed to the design of the Sony Walkman and Apple computers. As an in-house designer for Knoll International in Paris, Lovegrove worked on the Alessandri office system. As a co-member of the Atelier de Nimes, along with Philippe Starck and Jean Nouvel, he acted as a design consultant to Luis Vuitton, Cacharel, Dupont and Hermès. In 1990, he created Studio X in London. Lovegrove is inspired by forms of the natural world, the possibilities of new manufacturing techniques and the ability to evoke an emotional response in users.View other products by Ross Lovegrove
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