Visionary LED Door Handle Doubles as Emergency Flashlight

Pivotal (no pun intended) for moving from space to space inside a dark home, the idea for light-up door handles is itself not new – some have been designed to kill germs and turn off when turned while others were conceived to provide emergency exit indicators.

This one turns other bright doorknob designs up a notch further, though, by transforming into a flashlight for storm blackouts or other emergencies.

Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu & Nguyen-vu Dang integrated a light sensor into their concept for automatic activation in the dark, and lithium batteries to equip it on the go (and easy-to-operate, quick-release trigger).

But what happens when it runs out of charge? Well, in theory, it would not be a problem: each day-to-day push of the handle energizes the battery. The real yet-to-be-answered question is: what if you are the second person to the door when the lights go out, and there is neither a knob nor flashlight in sight?

You Might Also Like

Get the free daily Dornob newsletter

You must agree to receive emails from this site to subscribe.

Do you live in Canada? Register here