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VODA / Lighting


We developed the VODA light to push the boundaries of LED lighting technology. Saltwater is the most abundant resource on the earth. We wanted to capture the conductive nature of this inexpensive and sustainable material and use it as an on/off switch for our light. To use the lamp you mix salt and water in the outer vessel, and then insert the light tube. At first the light will be bright enough to dimly illuminate the room. Over time the water becomes less conductive because the salt settles at the bottom of the vessel. This allows for the light to dim over time. This conserves energy automatically.


University of Oregon

University of Oregon
1332 Kincaid Street
Eugene, Oregon, United States

Elias Burch,
University of Oregon

Charles Taylor-Love,
University of Oregon

Raymond Acupan,
University of Oregon