Mike Chino

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

by , 02/11/11

Hanging Pendant Lamps / Chandeliers

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Bic Pen Chandelier by En Pieza

The Bic ballpoint is an iconic writing utensil that has been honored by the MOMA for its refined utilitarian design – so imagine the attention that this recycled pen chandelier will draw in your home! Each brilliant recycled chandelier is designed by En Pieza using hundreds of Bic Crystal pens that refract and disperse light from within. You can also step up this chandelier’s eco cred by popping in an energy-efficient CFL or LED bulb.

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Cola Bottle Lamp by Sarah Turner

It’s hard to believe that Sarah Turner‘s brilliant starburst pendant lamps start out as a bunch of plain plastic bottles! The UK-based designer sandblasts old coke bottles, carefully cuts them into ribbon-like shapes, and then assembles them into orbital lanterns. Each elegant pendant lamp can be lit with a CFL or low-energy LED bulb.

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Clothes Hanger Chandelier by Luis Teixeira

Luis Teixeira‘s elegant recycled chandeliers are composed of cast-off clothes hangers fanned out in a circular array. We love how each unique hanging lamp lights up with a sparkling gleam that rivals the finest crystal chandeliers.

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Pop Pendant Light by Mauricio Affonso

We love seeing innovative new uses for everyday materials, so we flipped our tops when we spotted this Pop Pendant Light painstakingly crafted from soda can pull tabs by Mauricio Affonso. Like a disco ball or punched tin lamp, the 15″ sphere casts a beautiful array of light beams and shadows when illuminated from within by an energy-efficient bulb.

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Recycled Coffee Stirrer Lamp by Studio Verissimo

Throwaway plastic coffee stirrers are a tremendous source of waste that plagues cafés around the world. Capitalizing on the way that plastic mimics the light-refracting properties of crystal, Studio Verissimo transformed hundreds of single-use stirrers into a stunning translucent chandelier!

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Philips Ledino Suspension Light

Philips’ Ledino Suspension Light is a streamlined fixture that consists of a single strip of glass fused with brushed aluminum and three 7.5W LED lights. The fixture boasts a lighter-than air aesthetic that complements any interior space, and its array of dimmable LED lights can emit four different shades of light — from warm white to cool white.

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16 Comments

  1. youngjooroh February 22, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Yay~ LEDs!

  2. jimena February 21, 2011 at 12:53 am

    Great designs!!!! Are they for sale or still prototypes??? If they are being sold, it would be helpful to have a link to the point of sell. Tks

  3. electric38 February 10, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Lets get the cost down on those LEDS!!
    It appears that there is a “get the old ones off the shelves” attitude with regard to this money saving technology.
    Why are these bulbs still in the $20-$30 dollar range. This discourages sales and keeps them out of the hands of those who could use the break on their power bill.

    Use the example of the new auto plant in michigan that uses solar energy for manufacturing power. This plant also uses plenty of robotics (solar powered robots? who whudda thunk it). This is a tremendous way to compete with the Chinese labor cost and export our products.

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  5. Nadaman February 5, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    When you said circumference, I think you meant diameter. 1/2 the circumference (plus a few inches) of a round table would have the chandelier overpowering the table. Essentially you are recommending a chandelier of slightly more than half the radius, maybe 55% of the table width.

  6. Hazel Saunderson February 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    Yves Béhar’s designs always manages to impress me & this leaf lamp is no exception, love the clean lines. (Although the traffic cone light is pretty awesome too!)

  7. Beth February 3, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    Wow! That Bic Pen chandelier would shed some light on my writing endeavors! Great post- very illuminating!

  8. Andrew Michler February 3, 2011 at 12:40 pm

    The Lendino Table lamp is some funky stuff- I really am finding out how much I dislike overhead lighting.

  9. David Brodeur February 3, 2011 at 12:09 pm

    So many great options! I wouldn’t mind having that traffic cone one…

  10. Julie Knapp February 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I love that all of my apartment’s overhead lights are on dimmer switches, and the light in my vestibule has a motion sensor.

  11. Jasmin Malik Chua February 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    I need some of these lamps in my life!

  12. Adam Schwartz February 3, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Recycled Coffee Stirrer Lamp by Studio Verissimo is pretty incredible. That must have been grueling work!

  13. Rebecca Paul Rebecca Paul February 3, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Awesome lights! I think people often forget how much lighting enhance the look and feel of any room!

  14. Yuka Yoneda Yuka Yoneda February 3, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    The Bic Pen chandelier is my fave!

  15. Diane Pham Diane Pham February 3, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    love the lamp options!

  16. Jessica Dailey February 3, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I really love the etched yellow cylinder lights… they remind me of my favorite sculpture by Eva Hesse.

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