Gallery: GREEN LIGHT: Botanical Lamp, Terrarium, Air Filter All-In-One


xDesign’s fabulous Air-Filter Plant Lamp

Combining LED lighting with indoor air purification using living plants, the fabulously innovative Green Light by Natalie Jeremijenko, Amelia Amon, Will Kavesh of the Experimental Design Lab is a chandelier, terrarium, and air filter all in one. The system brings clean air, light, AND greenery to your home- three things no one should live without.

The Green Light design kicks off first of our many sneak peaks from this year’s quickly-approaching HauteGreen 2007 exhibition. This smart carbon-neutral system improves the internal air quality of a given room using an integrated solar panel to power a super-efficient LED bulb to stimulate plants of high air filtrating varieties. The entire system is designed with products and parts that are both recycled AND recyclable. Plus, the bulb from the unit provides a lovely glow to any room, giving a new meaning to the words ‘Green Light.’

Natalie Jeremijenko has quickly become our newest design hero with her intelligent, playful and thought-provoking high-tech design responses to contemporary social and environmental issues. For more Jeremijenko awesomeness, be sure to check out our post on her Pollution Sniffing Robotic Eco Dogs >

The Green Light is just one of many of the green design products and projects that will be showcased at the HauteGREEN show coming up in less than two weeks in New York. Stay tuned for more sneak peaks, and start the countdown to the HauteGREEN exhibition and Inhabitat-produced “Reclaiming Design” panel!

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  1. shamima1201 December 5, 2010 at 11:54 am

    Monitor before changing to led grow lights so you have a baseline for your hydrological use. Hydroponic growers will also see less water used also but this level is easier managed because of the centralized water/nutrient source.

  2. advancedlights May 23, 2010 at 4:07 am

    This light would be great in certain small places such as an office or a den that could utilize the O2 that the light would be generating. The gain the full benefit and be able to grow normal sized plants (bigger than a moss) you would need a more powerful light such as an LED grow light that includes Red and Blue light. Plants mainly need Red and Blue light to grow and flower. White light can be used but should be used with the most efficient bulbs to reduce heat output and also electricity consumption.

  3. John August 27, 2007 at 10:24 am

    It is a beautiful, highly elegant design, but the functionality and practicality is in question. The idea is good, by the realisation needs work

  4. akron May 21, 2007 at 11:01 pm

    I heard that using monochromatic light will make your plants go black. a superior led grow light can be found at

  5. dubious May 9, 2007 at 6:31 pm

    the vegetation shown are mosses, not plants
    while intriguing and beautiful, mosses do not lend well to cultivation, particularly indoors. i’d be curious to know if the designers are able to sustain growth over a period of time or whether the mosses were simply transplanted form the wild to begin their eventual decline. if this is actually viable, kudos.

  6. amy lou May 9, 2007 at 6:06 pm

    I think it’s awesome! anything ANYTHING that gets a living breathing green creature in peoples lives is good, especially if it’s a necessary item like a lamp…oh and yes plants happen to be green…maybe just not as “green” as some people like…but it’s an amazing design in it’s infancy…and the green light is a pretty swell looking infant SO THANKS INHABITAT!

  7. Bill May 9, 2007 at 7:09 am

    Ummm… it’s converting sunlight to electricity then converting back to light?! Am I missing something, or is that slightly inefficient? Lets see: Solar panels about 12% efficiency, give LEDs a generous 30% efficiency: gives about 3.6% overall efficiency. Plus the spectrum of the LED light is likely to be sub-optimal. Just stick the plants where the solar cells would be and you’d be helping a lot more! Or use a Fresnel lense and light tube/fibre optics. I must be missing something: this project isn’t green at all!

  8. Russ May 8, 2007 at 7:55 pm

    And how exactly do plants ‘filter’ the air? These little enclosures might make a few milligrams of oxygen an hour (if that) but I cant see them removing particulates, NOx, SOx or anything else. Carbon neutral? I guess making the enclosure and lights etc didn’t involve any CO2 or hydrocarbons. WOFTAM

  9. tony May 8, 2007 at 6:20 pm

    LEDs can sustain plant growth, but the white ones are not the best.
    see ->

  10. Richie May 8, 2007 at 9:41 am

    Different, interesting… yes. Practical… no.

  11. Harry Tams May 8, 2007 at 5:36 am

    Most interesting. This one could change the world as we know it in more ways than one. Have used a 1 watt led 12v downlight for at least a year. It’s kind of blueish when used on its own. It has about 25 or so led’s in a standard size downlight housing. Is the spectrum of light emitted geniunely good enough for plant growth? Harry. Tasmania

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