Wednesday, 7 January 2015

The coolest switch ever! "Switch your Refrigerator Door" - "More Convenient to use and Saves Electricity"

The coolest switch ever!

"Switch your Refrigerator Door" - "More Convenient to use and Saves Electricity" 
watch video @
http://youtu.be/vgrr-N5x7kE

In my view, most of the refrigerators in this world are built for lefthanders!
Normal Refrigerator with handle on the left
and door hinges on the right hand side

I have modified my regular refrigerator to save electricity and enhance operational convenience! ‘Normal’ refrigerators have the doors hinged on the right side, which means you need to open the door by grabbing the handle with your right hand. 



Modified Refrigerator with handle on the right hand side
and hinges on the left hand side
As most of us are right-handed, we don’t use our left hand to put in or remove containers/ fruits/ veggies. In the bargain, we tend to open the door wider than necessary. In the modified refrigerator, I have merely switched the hinges of the door to the left and the handle to the right! Each time you open the door of a refrigerator, cooling is lost and electricity is wasted. With the modified refrigerator without any additional equipment, up to 20 per cent electricity is saved.


Modified Refrigerator with handle on the right hand side
and hinges on the left hand side


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Mr Shivakumar has several publications and significant number of patents, which are under commercial exploitation to benefit the society. His research experience spans over several fields and areas in applied sciences. He has a "National Award" to his credit, awarded by the Union Government of India in the year 2001 for one of his innovations. He was awarded the "Citizen Extraordinary" by Rotary International in the year 2007. The First Innovation award "Ammulya 2012" for two of his patents was awarded by Government of Karnataka in addition to other state awards and recognitions.