According to Statistics, Private Households Can Save up to 20 Percent of Electricity Usage Just by Being Conscious of Their Behavior. but How Can We Create Consciousness About Consumption Among a Population That Is Unaware of How Much Energy it Is Actually Consuming?

Mounted in a Central Position in the House, Amun Mirrors the Amount of Electricity Consumption: as More Electricity Is Used, the Pulsating Glow Gets Stronger; as Electricity Usage Declines, the Glow Fades.
Amun´s Acrylic Housing With Its Core Gives the Impression of a Living Inner Cell. by Touching the Sensitive Area on Amun´s Outer Shell, Useres Obtain More Specific Information About the Current Consumption. the Gesture of Measuring the Pulse Was the Source of Inspiration for This Interaction.

the Setup of the System Is Quite Simple. an Optical Adapter on the Electricity Meter Measures the Current Flow and Sends the Information to the Main Indicator. All Information Is Collected Through an Integrated Radio Receiver and Translated to a Visual Readout for the User. an External Device, the Satellite, Enables the Collection of Consumption Information of Single Devices to the Main Indicator for Comparison.

How Many of Us Know, for Example, That the Energy Needed to Make One Slice of Toast Is Enough to Illuminate the Kitchen for Hours? or That a Pc Uses Six Times More Power Than Your Average Lamp? Amun Will Help Create Consciousness About Consumption Among a Population That Is Unaware of How Much Energy it Is Using.


  • Title: Amun
  • External Link: Amun - INDEX: Design to Improve Life® website
  • Sustainable Development Goals targeted: Responsible Consumption & Production
  • INDEX: Award Cycle: 2005
  • INDEX: Award Category: Home
  • Driver(s) of Change: Climate Change, Connection Technologies, Entrepeneurship
  • Designed By: Peter Riering-czekalla, Sebastian Ritzler, Vincent Holger Weckert
  • Country of Design : Germany

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