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The Portable Light Project has currently been selected as a Finalist for the INDEX Award 2009.
The remarkable energy efficiency of high brightness solid state lighting (HBLEDs) means that a bright digital light of 80 lumens per watt (bright enough to read, work and illuminate areas at night) can be produced by a single miniature diode and powered by small areas of flexible photo-voltaic (solar panels).
Portable Light expands the value of miniature solid state electronics by putting digital light into a textile medium to create cost effective, completely portable, off-the-grid light engines that can be deployed at a global scale wherever energy efficient electrical power and illumination are needed.
Visit the designtoimprovelife website to see their Index Award entry online and to find the schedule for the INDEX traveling exhibit that will feature Portable Light solar textiles, which started in August in Copenhagen!
click here for the portablelight website