Vertical Blinds use LEDs, solar power

by Mark R

I used to have vertical blinds in my bedroom, but I found that they really killed all the light in the room, even during the daylight.

It appears that designers Yoon-Hui Kim and Eun-Kyung Kim have designed a blind that actually gives light. These individual tiles have a grid of white LEDs inside that can be clicked on in a variety of all sorts of shapes and sizes.

So, if you want some lights in the shape of a lamp, this is definitely the way to go. I have to admit that this is something that I never really imagined, but now that I have actually seen it, I can see limitless potential! Just think Christmastime, and you will know what I mean.

Not only do these things make some interestingly shaped lights, but they are energy efficient as well. On one side are the LEDs, and the other side are solar cells that can charge them. So, during the day, when the sun shines on the blinds, you will have enough power to shine the LEDs at night.

Unfortunately, this is the part where I explain that these blinds are just a concept, and they won’t be available until some indeterminate point in the future. Too bad. I could really use something like this now.

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4 reviews or comments

George Says: November 20, 2008 at 1:29 pm

How about solar blinds for homes and offices to generate electricity.

Fate Says: April 12, 2009 at 8:31 am

it’d be good if you could trace fingers over the blinds to turn them on and off.

wouldn’t that be nice? like a huge light canvas you can choose what comes onto your blinds and limited only by colour and space^^.

would be good with a switch at the side for differnt colours or maybe even random. i’m thinking ‘christmas-sy’ alright XD

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