Today’s Daily Lamp comes in the aftermath of the horrible tornado tragedy from Moore, Oklahoma — the EF 5 tornado was 1.3 miles wide as it tore through houses, killing at least 24 people, including 9 children.Â A very sad time in Oklahoma.
When these kinds of things happen and power goes out, people should be prepared to experience days — if not several days — before they get light and power back after tragedies like these.Â That’s why I picked this Daily Lamp to represent today.Â Meet Danielle Trofe’s Hourglass Lamp, in both Table and Floor varieties.Â From Danielle’s website on Hourglass Lamp:
The Hourglass Floor Lamp is powered by kinetic energy generated from the falling of sand. This off-the-grid lighting solution illuminates interior environments using LEDs. The four foot tall, lean hourglass is suspended and rotates on a hinge so that it can be flipped with ease to extend the life of the light. This creates a user connection and a greater awareness of the value and finite source of light energy.
Dim: 5 W x 6 D x 55 H â€œ
Materials: Handblown Glass, Hand Turned Sustainable Wood, Sand from Recycled Glass, Welded Steel Stand, LEDâ€™s
Options: Dark Wood with Black Stand or Light Wood with White Stand
Kinetic energy – this means that YOU DON’T NEED POWER for this fixture to provide light.Â If you’re in a place with weather that frequently if not at least infrequently kills power to your home, look into getting something that allows you to have light without having power.
My thoughts go out to the people of Moore, Oklahoma in this time of terrible tragedy.Â Mother Nature always wins.