Showcased as part of the Microbial Home exhibition in the Netherlands, electronics innovator Philips presented the Bio-Light at the recent Dutch Design Week.
Harnessing the power of bioluminescent bacteria, the lighting device is powered by methane and compostable material. The bacteria feed off this source of energy, converting it into ambient light. Fluorescent proteins can also be incorporated into the system to allow for different frequencies of light to be emitted.
Philips’ Microbial Home project poses a self-sufficient home concept, where waste materials are converted into useful energy.
Dutch Design Week ran from October 22 – October 30 2011.