Lux, lucis and lumen all mean light in Latin. Now there’s something else that brings light to readers, the Lumio LED desk lamp. A Kickstarter project that’s scheduled to be launched in a few days, the Lumio is a lighting fixture that boasts of a singular design and which can be used as a ceiling lamp, emergency light, lighting accent, table lamp or wall sconce.
A brainchild San Francisco-based architect and industrial designer Max Gunawan, the Lumio is inspired by the idea of an illuminated book which explains why this compact and lightweight lamp looks like a book and can be folded like one. The lamp turns on when the book cover is opened and turns off when closed.
The lamp’s body is made from Natural FSC wood while the interior is made up of strong DuPont Tyvek paper, a material that’s resistant to tears and scratches, is waterproof and 100% recyclable. The Lumio makes use of LED lights that are dimmable and which emits 500 lumens, which is brighter than a 40 watt bulb. It’s powered by a lithium ion battery that can give at least eight hours of light and comes with an external adapter. The Lumio boasts of an intelligent spine design that’s very durable and flexible. Users can control how bright the lamp gets simply by adjusting the angle of the book’s pages.
The Lumio LED desk lamp comes in three different types of wood covers, a blonde maple, dark walnut and a warm cherry. Consumers who might be interested in this unique lamp can get one now by pledging at least $95.