24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

by , 08/03/12


From simple fitted ceiling fixtures to elaborate chandeliers, ceiling lamps offer a great way to efficiently illuminate an entire room while adding drama and visual flare. They also offer a great way to light up smaller rooms where floor space is in short supply. Depending on the size of your room, we recommend fitting most ceiling lamps with 12.5 watt AmbientLED Bulb (that’s equivalent to a traditional 60W incandescent) or, if you need a lot of illumination, try a brighter 1100 lumen 17 watt AmbientLED bulb (equivalent to a 75W incandescent).

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Soda Pull Tab Pendant Lamp by Zipper8Lighting – $225

Constructed with hundreds of recycled soda can tabs, this textured drum shade is dynamic in both its design and visual impact. During the day the cool metal shimmers, reflecting the light of the sun. In the evening, when it’s illuminated, the lamp emanates a warm, playful light. The fixture can be used as a hanging pendant or as a shade for a standing lamp – the metal frame fits either setup and measures 14.5 inches in diameter and 9 inches in height. The shade is carefully constructed by hand by designer Allison Patrick of Zipper8 Lighting, and it’s designed to fit a traditional 60W incandescent bulb – swap that out with an equally bright 12.5W AmbientLED bulb to save money on your energy bill.

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Milk Bottle Lamp by Tejo Remy – 119 Euros

This quirky hanging light made from a recycled glass milk bottle was designed by Dutch design icon Tejo Remy. The sandblasted glass bottle comes complete with a light inside and it’s finished off with a stainless steel cap. The fixture hangs from a 10-foot black cord, takes any A-shaped bulb (such as a low-energy 8W AmbientLED light bulb), and would look great in your living room, kitchen, or even a nursery.

Tejo Remy on Inhabitat >

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Corrugated Cardboard Scrap Lamp by Graypants – $279

Seattle design studio Graypants Inc fashions these gorgeous pendant lamps made entirely out of recycled cardboard boxes. The idea for the lamp came to Graypant’s designers Seth and Jonathan when they were refining the their line of cardboard Scrap Chairs. They loved the variety of light and the shape of the shadows created by the corrugated material, so much they harnessed the effect with a beautiful new lighting fixture. Twist in a low-energy, low-heat 12.5 W Philips LED bulb and these lamps will glow beautifully in any space. LED lightbulbs are, in fact, the perfect bulb choice for paper lamps, since they emit less heat than incandescents or CFLs, making them the safest light bulb option in terms of fire safety.

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Paper Origami Cootie-Catcher Lamp by Zipper8Lighting – $275

If you’re looking for the perfect statement piece for your home, this paper origami pendant light from Zipper8Lighting should definitely be on your list. The geometric paper construction comprises hundreds of mini folded fortune tellers – better known as “cootie-catches”. The round shade measures approximately 18 inches (45cm) across and includes an 11-foot light-bulb cord that accepts any a-shape bulb – we’d recommend trying a Philips AmbientLED 12.5 watt for a warm, bright glow with no heat (heat + paper = not a good combination).

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  1. Mukesh Thestevie June 19, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Amazing designs. Lightning is the one of the best method to improve beauty of your house. If Someone get good lightning instruments in different styles and shades than this helps to decorate their house in a better way. These are very helpful to give a different look to you house. One can choose these designs according to their house structure and their need. Gorgeous lamps made from natural materials http://www.homeharmonizing.com/2014/03/21/6-gorgeous-lamps-made-from-natural-materials/

    Keep posting……

  2. jo hamilton interiors June 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    fantastic selection – love the use of LED bulbs and the book reset lamp: eco-friendly and culturally enriching

  3. Theresa Harmanen June 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Great collection! Love the simplicity of the wood lamp! Also in love with the idea behind the andropause lamp.. bringing new life into old kitchenware

  4. Lori Zimmer June 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    that soda pull tab light is so inspiring! i want to make my own!!

  5. idiglamps June 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I love the wall lights. Great if you don’t have a ton of space but need more focused light.

  6. Tafline Laylin June 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I’m definitely partial to the soda can lamp! But, really, they’re all beautiful.

  7. Evelyn June 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Huge Greypants fan, but it may have to do with the fact that they studied architecture. I’m biased.

  8. Marc Carter June 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    very cool ideas. I wish my place had room for the coffee stirrer or the soda tab lamps.

  9. hipswap May 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Love the Cola 10! So airy and futuristic.

  10. Mike Chino May 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I love the soda tab lamp – it’s inspiring to see such an ubiquitous throw-away material take on a glimmering new form.

  11. JasminMC May 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Great ideas!

  12. Mark Boyer May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Graypants’ cardboard scrap lamp is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I need.

  13. Nicole Abene May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love the Andropause lamp – who knew an old metal pot could be so gorgeous?

  14. Yuka Yoneda May 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    My fave is the book rest lamp!

  15. Diane Pham May 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    the book lamp is so cute. and simple yet versatile!

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