The “Lucy” robotic lamp reflects and adapts to sunlight all day long.
Natural light has all kinds of health benefits: improving sleep, mood, metabolism, and even workplace performance. But every room has its dark spaces, and sometimes you can’t avoid turning the lights on when it’s sunny out—wasteful as it seems.
Now you can replace all those feeble space lamps with a single, solar-powered mirror. “Lucy,” developed by Italian design team Solenica, is a robotic mirror that detects and reflects sunlight across an entire room. With photo sensors tracking the sun’s position, Lucy gradually rotates throughout the day to maintain a room’s natural lighting. All you have to do is point the “nose” of the orb at the ceiling of the space you wish to illuminate and Lucy takes care of the rest, dispersing sunlight all day long—no batteries, plugs, or electricity required.
Lucy might look like a futuristic crystal ball, but it packs a real punch—7,000 lumens of light, to be exact (an average room needs 5,000). The device measures about a foot in diameter and weighs 5.5 pounds, so you can easily move it wherever it’s needed. No matter how tiny your apartment is, you’ll still be able to soak up the sun.
Lucy, $150 pre-order at solenica.com.