A plant that creates light


The Living Light harvests its energy through the photosynthetic process of the plant.

According to Ermi van Oers, the designer of the lamp: “A healthy plant can produce up to 0,1 mW, which is enough to be working as a night lamp and will fall asleep with you to charge itself for the next night.”.

In fact, the duration of light depends on the well-being of the plant. So the better you take care of the plant, the more energy you will receive back.

Watch the video to understand how it works:

The lamp has been developed in collaboration with Plant-e. The Dutch company focuses on developing products in which electricity is generated with living plants. In 2014, the company has illuminated 300 LED lights in a park with electricity produced by plants.

According to YesMagazine: “the company plans to expand the technology to existing wetlands and rice paddies where electricity can be generated on a larger scale. This could give power to some of the world’s poorest places.”

An other good reason to protect our forest: it could become the cheapest and the most sustainable source of energy for our future. Let’s get ready to plug our i-phone to a plant!

6 replies »

    • At this moment the company is improving the design and discovering the best production techniques, so they can make a beautiful and valuable product in the most sustainable way. They will start off with a production of 50 pieces soon.


  1. Fascinating concept. Is there anything further published on the topic ? Possibly for initial use in public spaces and yards ?


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