Light bandit moves sunlight to where you want it

Think Tekk (Based in San Diego, California) have created the ‘Light Bandit’ which takes light from outside and passes it to where it’s needed using optical fibre cabling – and it’s surprisingly effective.


This reduces the cost of artificially lighting areas without windows and also carries health benefits.

Light enters the light bandit through a box which uses Fresnel mirrors to focus the light, the light then travels down optical fibres and can either light the tube or a bulb. The mirrors are motorised to ensure optimum angle for sunlight trapping.

light bandit

Currently on Kickstarter the creators hope to be shipping the product in November 2015.

For more information Click here

Written by TreeThinker

Passionate about the Earth and those who inhabit it. An engineer (BEng (Hons), MSEE) from Oxfordshire, UK, specialising in designing for a sustainable future. A member of the Society of Environmental Engineers and a keen environmental advocate who volunteers for several grass roots sustainability groups. I work full time as a project manager for a renewable energy company based in Oxford and also run ‘TreeThinker’ (; converting previous pasture land into a rich permaculture farm growing produce for sale locally. I deliver workshops on sustainable living, including building renewable energy technologies, as well as workshops for schools discussing 'Energy as a resource' amongst other topics. I am qualified in ‘Information, advice and guidance’ (level 4) and experienced at teaching practical skills. I'm also a keen cyclist and have a love of wordplay - writing a blog on etymology (

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