Living Light – A cross Pollination of Nature, Science and Design

Living Light is an atmospheric lamp that harvests its energy from the plant living inside. The light is based on ‘plant microbial energy’​: energy generated by bacteria in the soil and harvested by microbial fuel cells. It was developed by Ermi van Oers and her team in cooperation with Plant-e.

Plant-microbial Energy

The new energy crisis symbolizes an urgent need for replacement systems. The collaboration between Ermi van Oers and Plant-e focusses on combining science, design and technology to a world where plants become part of our energy system. In a plant microbial fuel cell, solar energy is converted to electricity in a natural way.

View the technology, initially developed by Plant-e, in action:

Pictures in this post are courtesy of Living Light.