New outdoor lantern ‘listens in’ to conversation to save energy
Japanese adventure brand Snow Peak is attempting to revolutionise the outdoor light with the latest version of the Hozuki Lantern, version 2.0.
Inspired by the ornamental Hozuki plant, from which it gains its name, the Hozuki Lantern 2.0 has a wealth of features that creatively respond to the needs of the outdoor adventurer.
Along with a “normal” LED light mode, this version also has a Candle Mode, which mimics a flickering flame, and most impressively, an energy-saving Sleep Mode, which listens in to conversation and conserves power when the campsite goes quiet.
The lantern also reacts to its environment in another impressive way by automatically adjusting its brightness based on the size of the room its in.
Available in three nature-inspired colours (White, Moss and Bark), the lantern has a handy hanging hook, which allows it to be hung inside a tent or on a branch, which is not only functional but beautiful too.
The hook can also be flipped around and used as a stand so that the lantern can sit as a tea-light candle.
The Hozuki Lantern 2.0 is an inspiring example of how to creatively improve even the simplest everyday experiences and how we will increasingly see new products reacting to their environment to become more functional.
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