Sanyo is turning to LED light technology, a hot new area for experimentation, to squeeze three uses out of a single lamp. The company's new Eneloop Lamp is a desk light that can also work as an emergency flashlight and even send some healing energy your way--or so the company says.
Operating on rechargable AA "eneloop" batteries, Sanyo's new Eneloop Lamp based on high-luminance LED technology can be situated anywhere in the room since no cords constrain the placement.
It also uses a contactless charging system and has no metallic contact on the product body interrupting the design. The batteries are recharged by putting the lamp unit on the charging stand.
In low-white-light mode, one 12-hour charge lasts an impressive 45 hours, but on high output it only lasts 3 hours.
The Eneloop Lamp also features a blue lamp "Healing Light" mode that according to Sanyo "creates a healing ambience." We don't know exactly what the lamp will heal, nor have we seen any scientific data confirming this claim.
Finally, when the body is tilted 90 degrees or more, "a built-in acceleration sensor" turns the lamp into a flashlight that lasts up to six hours on one full charge. Sanyo suggests the flashlight be used in an emergency situations like a midnight earthquake or for more frequent day-to-say use as a handy portable light.
The Eneloop Lamp goes on sale September 11, but no official price has been announced yet.