By Rob Beschizza at 8:21 pm Sun, Jul 19, 2009
Designed by Jun Yasumoto, Alban Le Henry, Olivier Pigasse and Vincent Vandenbrouck, this reading lamp turns itself off when you drape a book over it. Genius. [Core77]
Suck on that, Kindle owners!
My first thought is: how well would this light really work for reading? It doesn’t appear to be bright enough.
My second thought: what happens when you finish reading a book? You’d have to do something silly to get it to turn off (re-use the book you just finished, open a new book, keep some dummy book nearby…).
Also it’s not good for the spines of your books!
It probably also has a switch, or worst case scenario you put the book you just finished back on until you pick up a new one? That seems like a bit of a desperate attempt to find something to criticize about it.
Three people to design a lamp with a pressure sensor?
@4 I’m with you. It’s a bit of pointless critique. Not to difficult to take the book you just finished and put it over it.
Awesome idea! I’m going to make one that isn’t butt ugly. Something in figured walnut, I think, and more directional.
This seems like something you put on a low table beside you. I like my reading light to be behind me and higher than my shoulder/head, this would look ridiculous screwed on wall.
Anybody else read that and think, “Fire hazard?” Draping a flammable object over a heat source sounds absurdly stupid. And while it may seem to be a brilliant means of eliminating the need for a bookmark, the book would simply fall off for lack of balance if draped over the light opened to the first or last chapter.
I thought the lamp was reading the book.
Anyway,it’s great in different figure.
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