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Dazzling Chandelier Made of Old Incandescent Bulbs

Posted By Alexa Parmisano On January 26, 2010 @ 2:00 pm In Art,Green Lighting | No Comments

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The ubiquitous incandescent light bulb [1] has come a long way since its invention 130 years ago and is now the star of Tim Fishlock’s memorial art piece entitled What Watt? This dazzling chandelier [2] speaks to the transition away from the widespread use of old school bulbs towards greener, more sustainable alternatives [3]. Talk about a bright idea!

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These sparkling lightpieces aren’t just gorgeous to look at — they also send a message to both the unknowing energy-eater and the conscientious energy-preservationist [4]. Constructed using 1,243 suspended retired bulbs, and illuminated at the center by one low-energy fluorescent bulb, each chandelier is a truly stunning example of eco-art [5].

It is a memorial and celebration of the humble incandescent bulb” says Fishlock, who anticipates the complete replacement of all forms of incandescent lighting for more energy efficient methods by 2011.

+ Tim Fishlock Studio Work [6]

Via Greenmuze [7]


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[1] incandescent light bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/09/01/europes-incandescent-light-bulb-ban-begins-today/

[2] chandelier : http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/09/the-new-california-craftsmen-going-green-in-stride/

[3] sustainable alternatives: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/11/ikea-unveils-new-line-of-solar-powered-lighting/

[4] energy-preservationist: http://www.inhabitat.com/2010/01/12/nanoparticles-create-ultra-vibrant-led-screens/

[5] eco-art: http://www.inhabitat.com/art

[6] + Tim Fishlock Studio Work: http://www.timfishlock.com/#Studio

[7] Greenmuze: http://www.greenmuze.com/art/artists/2072-incandescent-bulb-memorial-.html

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