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Monday, May 16, 2005

Brighthandle glows green to indicate unlockedness

This would be cool in bathrooms in order to avoid the embarrassing "Come in..." when you encounter a locked bathroom stall...

Brighthandle 2

Leave it to the Nordics with their techno-furniturism — a couple of Swedes have invented the Brighthand door handle, which has an acrylic tip that glows green when unlocked and red when not. Wires run through the door to power the unit (there’s a battery-powered model, as well), which can be programmed to light up anytime you need to get your glow on. No word on the cost factor, but knowing the usual premium for Scandi design, expect to pay a pretty penny just to avoid that awkward scenario of jiggling the handle of an unknowingly occupied loo.

[Engadget]