By Andrew Liszewski
I don’t know about you, but I find those dynamo powered flashlights pretty useless. The minimal amount of light they put out just isn’t the worth the endless cranking or shaking needed to keep them powered. But spinning a mapless globe to produce light? Well that’s something I can easily do all night long! Thankfully, that’s exactly what Karin Johansson has created with her Dynamic Lamp. It looks like a run-of-the-mill globe, minus the map graphics, but thanks to a dynamo hidden inside it will actually softly glow when you give it a spin.
Now it’s not exactly as portable as a flashlight, but it can be used anywhere since it’s not tethered to a power outlet. And as you can see in the video I’ve included after the jump, it actually doesn’t take that much of a spin to keep it glowing for quite a while.