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Turning Crumpled Bottles into LED Lamps

Remember all those statistics environmental scientists produce about plastic litter all over the world? YaRan Chang, Hsin Chou Liao, Chung en Lee & Simon Shih have come up with a bright idea.

Rather than just dumping that bottle of water you’d just finished, just crush them harder in a random pattern, screw the tops onto the modular LED enclosure, and feast your eyes on a vivid play of lights and shapes. What’s better is that there’s no extra cost or investment. The idea was good enough to win this year’s Liteon Award.