A design team at the Kobe Design University of Japan have just won the 2011 SPRING SPARK CONCEPT DESIGN AWARD for their innovative LeDoorHandle. Designers Kun-hee Kim, Kei Shimizu, and Nguyen-vu Dang developed a door handle that integrates an LED light that glows in the dark, acting as a guide to finding the door in case of blackouts, where you can also grab the handle, take it off the door, and use it as a flash light to walk through a dark corridor or even to the bathroom at night time! The handle also has an auto turn on/off feature with ability to detect brightness and darkness. LeDoorHandle is not only for emergencies, it features a light sensor mood light, where the modern door handle can enhance the room’s atmosphere. What’s even cooler, the flash light battery charges automatically through the door locking motion! you wouldn’t have to worry about it depleting at all. more details in the diagrams below..