LEDoorHandle. A flashlight and a door handle!

Modern Decor

You know what’s modern? When innovation, technology and aesthetics all roll into one “how did they think of that?” and “why hasn’t anyone thought of that before?” design: the LEDoorHandle by Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu and Nguyen-vu Dang. The idea is simple: door handles will have a small light that acts a way-finding device in the dark and also as a nightlight BUT if there’s ever a power outage or natural disaster, also become a removable flash light. BRILLIANT. Make sure you check out all the graphics on how it works; we love the idea they have about how it’s powered and more.

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  1. Chris Wong

    Feb 21, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    What if there’s a power outage and you’re the second person to the door?


    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 21, 2012 at 10:06 pm

      Very good point…I was thinking this is something that you’d have in a bedroom so it’d only be one person maybe?

  2. James

    Feb 21, 2012 at 9:44 pm

    The illuminated handle sounds fine, but the removable flashlight feature is a terrible idea. How are you supposed to open the door with the handle removed? Could create a hazardous situation in cases of fire, etc. In fact I wonder if it violates building codes.

    A few years ago an elderly friend of mine was locked in her home’s bathroom for hours when the latch jammed; thank God a neighbor eventually heard her calling for help.

    It might be a clever design, but would be safer to just have a separate flashlight.

    • Adrienne Breaux

      Feb 21, 2012 at 10:07 pm

      Very powerful, true points. I wonder if the designers address some of those issues in their design? Thanks for the comment!

  3. Jo-Anne

    Feb 22, 2012 at 3:25 am

    I can just imagine two little boys sharing a bedroom. They get tucked in and read a bedtime story, and then when mom leaves the room they detach the “flashlight” to play with and irritate one another.

    It’s a nice idea, but I agree with James – the handle shouldn’t be removeable. It is actually quite a good doorhandle to help sight-impaired people identify if a door is open or closed at night.

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