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Concept:

Light Vial is a set of simple task lamps that provide on demand lighting for those who want either focused or diffuse light. Just like magic, removing the light from its base turns the bright light on, and when returned it turns off and charges itself. Using powerful, 5 Watt LEDs and long lasting LiPo batteries, the Light Vial not only creates warm light strong enough to fill a room it also lasts for hours without charging. 

Process:

Early on I came upon the idea of wanting to make a light that was movable and rechargable, essentially a portable task lamp. I had been playing around with some new powerful LEDs and saw a lot of potential in using them for something small but bright. 

A first run prototype using milled aluminum and bead blasted glass tube.  

A first run prototype using milled aluminum and bead blasted glass tube.  

The full circuit with LED, Hall-Effect Sensor, Battery and PMU.

The full circuit with LED, Hall-Effect Sensor, Battery and PMU.

The SMT 5W LED needed to use the aluminum housing to act as the heat sink. 

The SMT 5W LED needed to use the aluminum housing to act as the heat sink. 

Within the second week I had a fully functioning prototype that had two lights of different sizes, functioning lights with automatic shutoff and LiPo batteries.