With the modernization of our life, we have more and more electronics at home, which means more and more Electrical Outlets, Sockets and Switches to get them plug in. Here are 19 Innovative and Cool Electrical Outlets, Sockets and Switches designs we rounded up which could help you keep the wire mess in check, save some engery and accomordate more crowded plugs. Too bad some of them are still concepts.
1. Floor Plan Light Switch [link]
When you have a panel full of light switches, it can be challenging to remember which is which. The Floor Plan Light switch offers an easy solve. The switches are modified according to the floor plan of the room and operate accordingly. So in a single glance you know which switch controls what.
2. Tab The Power Strip [link]
This crazy thing takes aid of pictogram and energy efficient LED lights to help you keep a track of your hooked up gadgets. Unwanted tabs and sockets easily detach with a tug-up on the tab! Users can configure the power strip with as many or as few outlets required.
3. Show-off The Strip [link]
Managing power-cords is more of a hassle for folks with kids and those who like the wire-free look. Just how to manage those damn wires? With the elegant Power Bridge, of course! It eliminates the need to hide wires in order to make the room look neat or safe. This sturdy strip has the plug-slots beneath the bridge for better plug management. An indicative light on each plug outlet also displays the amount of power being used by that particular device, making you aware of the energy consumption. A refreshing approach for the wires-issue.
4. Put Your Power On A Timer [link]
The Belkin TimeOutlet concept is a modular, stackable surge protector divided into 4 quadrants. Each section corresponds to a time of day. When that time is over, power is cut from everything in that quadrant and power turns on in the next.
5. Hang On Outlet [link]
Hang On Outlet – is a basic power outlet with a little extra lip to hold on to your lose plugs, keeping your power management neat and tidy.
6. Remorkable Piano Switches [link]
A Frame-less switch was an important driver for the new design. David Dos Santos’ design is clean, sober, simple. The sort of soft piano keys you want to touch. This distinctive form has the rare property of being in perfect equilibrium with its surroundings, whether the style is modern or classic.
Piano is really versatile; it can be combined with almost any RAL colour.To customize the switches, text or symbols can be screen printed or engraved onto the switches. This ensures that each product is unique. A LED module can be used to create stylish effect, that allows it to enlighten the switch, functions and surroundings in a distinctive fashion.
7. Donut Power Strip [link]
The Donut power strip by Ramei Keum solves the annoyances with most power strips today, namely not accommodating the huge power bricks that come with many of our electric appliances. Each outlet can spin inside its socket for the best fit. The donut shape also helps to keep cabling organized.
8. On Switch [link]
Russian designer Burakov Denis has offer the concept to make people realize that the light switch in their house is still on. With the clear and big “ON” letter, it should reminds people to turn them OFF when they’re not in used.
9. Rotating 360 degree Lego Sockets [link]
Rotating 360 degree is a multi-outlet socekt which allows each socket on it to rotate. It offers enough space for different shaped plugs to plug in just by rotating each socket in different directions. Besides, each socket has different color and can connect each other, so user can easily increase or decrease the number of sockets for his or her multi-outlet socekt and choose different colors depends on user’s end. In addition, there are 2 standing base on both ends of this product to provide a function of wire-organizing.
10. Wireless Nanogrid Switches [link]
A light switch that draws inspiration from traditional Korean architecture (and clothing!) These switches (for electricity) are capable of not only switching the lights on and off, they can deliver detailed info about the energy usage of the room they’re installed in via free web or smartphone applications. Temperature sensors, imaging equipment, and more are available additions to the Nanogrid structure.
11. Smile Switches [link]
Simply use the emotional expression to remind and educate users to turn off the light.
12. Post Line – No More Trippin Wires [link]
The thing with extension cords is that they look ugly and the wires are a prime accident zones for tripping. There is nothing Elegant about them! Unless you’re looking at the Post Line? this one’s a gorgeous concept that makes full use of the circuit-printing technology and electrostatic paste material. Use it from point A (gadget) to point B (wall socket) by sticking it flat to the floor, and if it becomes less sticky and grimy, simply wipe it clean and its sticky flat extension tape again!
13. Rozetkus – Three Dee Power Socket [link]
Hiding in the wall until the right moment to strike, the Rozetkus sits flat unless more than one plug is needed.
14. DONUT – The Any Way Socket [link]
It’s clever of us to hide socket boards behind furniture and out-of-sight places, however plugging up lamps or devices is another story altogether! Aligning the plug prongs can be a challenge and Donut resolves this issue. The socket allows you to hook up the plug in a ring-shaped hole? so that it can be inserted at any angle. As the red dot winning designers say, here is no need to align the pins with two specific small holes.
15. Too Many Sockets Make a Brick [link]
Socket Like Brick allows you to configure and create a modular multi-tap as per convenience. Extend or remove modules safely, moreover accommodate the different sized plugs with ease. It basically provides a good solution to the managing devices.
16. Insic Wall Socket [link]
This is a plug for the world to become more environmentally friendly. It’s a plug you plug into the wall to access power, but not just that! No way, that’s too simple. This one lights up in a way that shows you the way, the truth, and the light! This insic Wall Socket?encourages you to use power only so long as you need it. This isn’t just a dormant tool, nay, this one encouraging you to be the green crusader you’re always aspired to be.
17. Wind Up With Glee [link]
Putting it straight enough for you, Wind Up Socket has a timer to it, once you set the duration and time up, the electricity supply to that socket gets cut off. For grownups who don’t have many restrictions and can self regulate, this one may seem more cumbersome than anything else.
18. Rambler Socket – Recoiling Socket In The Wall [link]
Rambler Socket has 1.5 meters cord that unfurls from a cavity behind its socket. When you don’t need extensions, it’s neatly tucked away. When you need it, simply pinch the sides and wind it out. After the deed is done, you simply give the wire a gentle tug (activates a spring mechanism), and it recoils back into place. Ideal for using with electronics like vacuum cleaners, hair driers etc where you don’t need extension cords on a full-time basis.
19. Power Socket SWITCH [link]
Keep getting to slammed for not switching off the mains or unplugging your gadgets? It’s not that people are reckless or unconcerned about the environment, but sometimes simple and easy things like this becomes too much of an effort. So should we mop around for allowing Stand-By Power to contribute to almost 11% of our monthly electricity bill?