Conservation of energy and switching to alternative sources are two separate things. Or are they? Spark Lamp by Beverly Ng combines both and thus is a clear winner on the sustainability front. It is a lamp that runs on solar energy and thus teaches sustainability. Replete with symbolism, it seems to have been modeled on a plant. And like a plant, it collects sun’s rays during the day to emit light at night. This simplistic design is actually quite a high-tech product. It has 1 RGB LED, and also comes equipped with Wi-Fi and tilt switch with biopolymers casing for protection against breakage. The Wi-Fi bit is actually a response to Swedish initiative to endow homes with smart meters that provide real-time info about energy consumption to the users over the internet. Spark Lamp encourages the initiative by incorporating the feedback on the lamp itself. Users feed their energy targets onto a computer and as soon as the lamp is switched on, it extracts the current status from the system. Thereafter it displays user’s performance as red-below target, yellow – on target, green – above target. This happens for a mere 3 seconds, before the Spark Lamp starts emitting the normal white light. Spark Lamp seems just the right concept to egg on the green movement. More images after jump.