Forget On/Off Switches, These Force Lamps Only Shine Under Pressure

Your average human will buckle under too much pressure, but the more weight you pile on these force-sensing lamps, the brighter they will shine. Designed and built by Kebei Li, a pressure sensor inside the lamps works like a bathroom scale. But instead of displaying weight, they cause a ring of LEDs to burn bright depending on how much something weighs.

If you’re a minimalist with nothing but a few scraps of paper and a couple of light t-shirts to your name, these lamps will be useless to you. But if you’re a hoarder with everything from giant rocks to old fire extinguishers on hand, keeping these lamps lit won’t be a problem. [Kebei Li via Notcot]