Approximately 1.6 billion people worldwide live without electricity, spending roughly 30 percent of their family's income on kerosene for lamps. This introduces Mion, a multi-purpose dynamo powered bike light for people living in developing countries. Mion is designed with thoughtful considerations for the people living in these communities. Our design team utilized the existing dynamo technology as a means of charging a battery, due to the fact that bicycles are the primary source of transportation in these areas. The dynamo is a small motor that generates electricity using the propulsion of a bicycle wheel. It was designed to be a product without limitations, utilizing an organic form to provide both a focused and an ambient lighting angles. The detachable clamp allows the user to bring the lighting fixture anywhere they may find necessary. Mion also carries a set of rechargeable double a batteries, which can be removed and utilized within other products. Each part of the Mion is made from recycled electronic waste. The internal components of the light and dynamo are repurposed parts from old electronics such as desktop computers, cameras, and cell phones. As well, both the housing unit for the light and the dynamo casing are made of recycled plastics. Mion was designed to cut down electronic waste, while also improving the quality of life in disadvantaged communities. Mion -- creating a better tomorrow and a brighter future.

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