Turn Your Old iPhone Into an Elegant Desktop Lamp

Posted On Mon, October 26, 2015 By

Posted On Mon, October 26, 2015 By In Design, Green Design, Products, Technology

Industrial designer Ivan Zhurba came out with a brilliant idea to tackle the planned obsolescence of iPhones. His “iPhone Lamp” is an elegant luminaire for the desk or bedside table that gives new use to Apple’s retired smart phones. The lamp follows the tech giant’s sleek, clean lines, so you don’t have to worry whether it’ll fit in with your interior; just throw it into a modern upstate home or a teensy Upper West Side studio and enjoy the light.

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The iPhone Lamp is a clever hack that takes advantage of the phone’s bright flashlight feature to create a cool desktop lamp.

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The design works simply by housing your phone in its upper display, while the phone’s charger is used as the power source. The lamp is compatible with four iPhone models (4, 4s, 5 and 5c) and in addition to providing light, it also amplifies the iPhone’s speakers thanks to both the acoustics of the material and the open-frame shape.

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The design was recently free to download via Kwambio, a 3D blueprint marketplace startup, for anyone to create their own at home.

See more clever ideas by Ivan Zhurba here.

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