December 16, 2009

Green technology: OLED Light Switch Monitors Energy

Called the OEI, or Our Energy Information, this concept gadget by Rocco Avallone is basically a power monitor but with a very low-energy colorful and animated display that makes reading energy use fun, interesting, and understandable. Home power monitors are a rapidly growing market and designs like this that make accessing energy consumption information super easy are going to be a big part of that market. We love how it will display the information in a variety of ways so that any user understands their impact when they turn on the light. It can also receive community information so you can see how your consumption measures up to your neighbors'.
Photos via Yanko Design
By Jaymi Heimbuch, San Francisco, California

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