Every now and then I see something unique and different at a Convention that I have never seen before. At Chicago Wizard World I saw Lumen Electronic Jewelry. Siblings Robin and Marty are fourth generation engineers that created jewelry with LED’s and power them with solar cells.
You read that right, this jewelry is solar powered so there are no batteries to change, ever.
From the Lumen website:
Geekery and Artsy had a baby. And it’s got pretty blinking lights!
We take the guts of circuit boards and make distinctively awesome designs to showcase the uniquely beautiful and strangely organic soul of technology. Lumen is the union of function and aesthetics.
But our designs don’t stop there. No, ma’am! Each piece has LED lights connected to a solar cell. So your jewelry charges up and blinks in an ever-so-captivating manner. Interactive fashion FTW!
So each piece runs on an “eternal” power source — the sun! (OK, OK, it’s actually tri-layer silicon single crystals with the right impurities … insert dorky laughter here.) Oh, and if you’re a geek on the run (or just forget to solar charge your bling), Lumen pieces also come with micro-USB charge connectors. Rock!
So take a look at their Website to look at all of their creations for yourself.