greenpeace light garden 100% design london jason bruges
greenpeace light garden 100% design london jason bruges

The UK’s first fully dimmable energy efficient light bulb was launched today, as part of a Greenpeace initiative at 100% Design London. Greenpeace commissioned top designer Jason Bruges to create an interactive garden of light, which responds to human movement through “touch pads” dotted around the installation. This is the first lighting project of its kind in the world to use fully dimmable, compact fluorescent bulbs.

Greenpeace explains:
“Energy efficiency is one of the most powerful tools we have for fighting climate change, and this installation will prove that going green doesn’t mean sacrificing good design. The bulbs themselves have been nominated in the “most innovative lighting” category at the 100% Design London awards, and the installation has been moved to the front of house feature space. It’s a sure sign that the exhibition organisers have realised that they have something new and exciting on their hands.”

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  1. area rugs manhattan August 23, 2010 at 6:52 am

    That\’s just what is needed – an energy bulb that can be dimmed. About time too!

  2. mayajack January 4, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I always appreciate the people for their efforts towards the eco-friendliness & am very pleased to see your post. I’ve also found a lighting vender SUPERIOR LIGHTING playing an important role by launching their energy efficient LEDs & soothing light bulbs for eco friendliness.

  3. sversaw January 24, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Note than when CFLs are used indoors, and the outside temp is lower than the desired indoor temp, the energy savings of CFLs is reduced somewhat because the “waste” heat of incandescent bulbs is effectively recycled to heat the indoor space. One the other hand…it’s also true that in a given location, electric heat may be less efficient than other methods — solar, gas, propane — so the although the waste heat from incandescent bulbs is recycled, that heat is not necessarily produced in the most efficient manner.

  4. Matt L. Downer - CEO January 14, 2008 at 1:36 am

    We want these in the US! I will push this product in all our homes and automation projects. Sure hope they will exist on the USA voltage + hertz.

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  6. shelley September 28, 2007 at 12:26 pm

    Ironic, perfect word for it. I mean isn’t kinda pointless to make a display that uses so energy when tring to promote a bulb that saves energy?.. sure it’s catchy, and gets peoples attention. but using so much is what they’re tring to change. right? & r they actually affordable?..& where?

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  8. Richie September 26, 2007 at 10:24 am

    Dimmable is good. CF bulbs have poor illumination qualities though, just like standard flourescent bulbs do. When full spectrum Ott-lite bulbs can be manufactured in the twist design of CF bulbs and then dimmed… THAT would be real progress.

  9. Anna Hackman September 25, 2007 at 10:42 am

    I saw this article on EcoGeek and came over here to see who makes them. Steiner-I absolutely agree with you. It is kind of like the joke, how many…you need to screw in a light bulb. You know the punch lines.

    They make dimmable floods for recessed light but they do not dim all the way (Phillips makes them.) I was wondering if this new light hummed too when they were fully dimmed.

    I also hope that they work with all the lighting systems out there too, and are affordable. anna

  10. Chris September 25, 2007 at 9:01 am

    Great move but how much and who’s selling them!!!

  11. elliot September 24, 2007 at 3:44 pm

    Dear Steiner- Amen to that!

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  13. pamela September 24, 2007 at 3:10 pm

    Steinar, that’s the first thing I thought too. How much energy did this display require? Couldn’t ONE light bulb prove their point?

  14. Jeff Daigle September 24, 2007 at 1:26 pm

    This is not the first dimmable CF bulb. I bought one about 4 years ago, in fact. Maybe this is the first time they’re being offered for sale in the UK? The one I bought made lots of noise at less than 100% brightness and flickered a bit, so hopefully these models perform a little better!

  15. Steinar September 24, 2007 at 9:40 am

    Is it not ironic that they needed to have so many light blubs to prove thier point. Surely they could have come up with an idea to launch a energy saving blub that does not require so much energy!?

  16. Nick Simpson September 24, 2007 at 5:04 am

    Good, it’s about time a dimmable CF bulb was produced. Now all those people with dimmer switches have no excuse and governments have no excuse not to ban the old ones, although that looks pretty imminent in the EU.

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