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Portable Lightbulbs That Grow On Trees

Pear Tree

By Evan Ackerman

Need more light in your life? Grow it on a tree. The Pear Light, designed by Nick Foley, is a hand forged steel tree upon which grow three pears. Inside each pear are 10 ultra bright LEDs and some rechargeable batteries. The pears attach to the tree with magnets; when you want some light, pick a pear, and when your pear goes dead (in about an hour), just stick it back on the tree and it’ll recharge itself. An elegant (and bright) idea, but the “hand forged” part makes me think it’ll be hard to get your hands on one. More pics after the jump.

Pear Tree

Pear Tree

Pear Tree

[ Pear Light ] VIA [ Yanko Design ]







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  • http://weblog.oomph.nl Sanne Roemen

    haha, did you know that in the netherlands we call lightbulbs ‘peertjes’? That’s the Dutch word for Pear!!

  • Matt

    Why a tree? It’ll cost alot less just to have a recharge box or sumthin. I dont want an ugly metal tree sitting in the corner of my room

  • Gusto

    Well, I don’t think it is ugly. You obviously wouldn’t buy this if you don’t like the art behind it. Buy a flashlight and don’t bother to tell us what YOU find ugly.

  • http://www.calligarisshopmanhattan.com Calligaris

    It’s not just a tree, it’s also a hatrack.

  • Andrea

    I’d rather have the tree than a bland, ugly recharge box.

    How many pears can you put on the?

  • http://www.SanCairoDiCopenhagen.com/tbpmd.html Roger Waters

    Endelig får vi ordentlige pærer!

    It’s called “pears” in Danish too.

  • jlmitch

    This is definately an art piece not just a piece of technology, but it does have a practical side (kind-of). I like it but to be honest, I doubt it would be practical for most people to buy an expensive artist flashlight. This is definately an item for a very specific market.
    I could build something similar to this from ~$30-45 worth of parts (but I bet it would cost alot more to buy) so I would build mine, but I do like the unique design of it. I definately find it interesting.

  • chron

    Its the looks that I find most appealing. It is very cool and indeed would be a modern tech-geek atmosphere enhancement. If you don’t like it then you should stick to something with a bit less class that your right brain can comprehend.

    I want one of these. How much do they cost? Where do you get them? Do they take credit cards?

    -chron

  • http://www.whatever.com Me

    This is the most original and coolest things that I’ve seen in a while.
    Where can I get one?

  • vata

    Where can I get it? I want one of these. How much do they cost? Where do you get them? Lead me in the direction of the pear lights!

  • Joe

    thats really cool, i wanna know how to get my hands on one of those things. I know my mom would just love it for her garden

  • blah

    Why do people insist on saying “after the jump”? What jump? The pics are right there.

  • squiggy the beast master

    You see the pictures right away because you came to this page via a link which took you directly to “after the jump”. If you were on the main page, you wouldn’t see the pictures until you clicked on the “more” link.

  • squiggy the beast master

    As for the tree, it really doesn’t seem very practical. But if you’re into art, it would probably be worth getting

  • HonoredMule

    Price? Link to retail outlet? I want one!

  • J Devon m

    wtf?

    How on EARTH does this work. Its real cool and all, but this is weird. Far out!

  • Rick

    So it’s a really big electromagnet that draws a ton of energy to recharge LED bulbs with really small, really shortlived internal batteries. The right brain person is confused. I’ll take Andrea’s ugly box with better bulbs.

  • Emily

    Im moving into a new place today, i NEED this. It’s awesome and sort of sinister looking. how much? where can i buy one?

  • daniellekertis

    I love this lamp…I totally want it!!!

  • daniellekertis

    I love this lamp…I totally want it!!!