The Blood Lamp By Mike Thompson

This lamp was introduced back in 2009, but we agreed it’s message continues to become increasingly more important. Mike Thompson, creator of the Blood Lamp proposes the question: What if power came at a cost to the individual?

With the average American consuming 3383kwh of energy per year (which we can assume might be higher at this point, given the wide range of energy consuming products currently on the market), Mike wanted to create something tangible which people could see and understand about our current energy consumption.

For the lamp to work one breaks the top off, dissolves the powder, and uses their own blood to power a simple light. By creating a lamp that can only be used once, the user must consider when light is needed the most, forcing them to rethink how wasteful they are with energy, and how precious it is.

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