The Hourglass Light


Designer Young Bok Kim has invented an hourglass type fixture that works to show time via light leaking form the top container to the bottom receptacle.  There are a lot of gimmick-y gadgets out there, but this one is pretty sweet!  You can adjust the time by twisting the unit – and as your time runs out, luminance increases at the bottom and decreases at the top, having replaced the typical sand with LEDs.

Cool.  I want to get one of these!  I don’t know if there is an alarm or anything that sounds once the unit has completely run your time, but I can imagine a slight bit of confusion with when the time is actually out, especially in a lit room.


Thanks, Yanko Design!

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