The LED Door Handle might only be a concept, but it’s just so damn brilliant we can’t see why it wouldn’t go into production.  But before we get into the details, lets consider the following scenario.

Your power goes out.  The room is pitch black and you can’t see more than an inch in front of your face.  You know you’ve got a flash light stored in the junk drawer, but navigating your way to it and not stabbing yourself in the hand with a rusty nail is slim at best.  Ask most people and they’ll probably have no problem finding their way to a door since they can depend on the walls to guide them, not to mention it’s a much larger object than a puny, under powered flashlight.  And that’s why the LED Door Handle makes that much sense.

But that’s not the only reason we’re all giddy about this concept.  A built-in light sensor can detect when to turn on the night light (the ring around the handle) and detaching the handle from the base converts it automatically into an LED flashlight.  But wait, it gets better.  The very action of opening and closing the door -turning the handle – charges the the integrated battery, though we’re a bit skeptical to how effective it could be.  Nonetheless, this is a sick idea that needs to come to fruition and adding it to any home will look rad as all get up.

The LEDoorHandle is a 2011 Spark Awards Winner.  It’s designed by Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu & Nguyen-vu Dang.

Christen Costa

Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."

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