Gallery: Hulger’s Stunning Sculptural Plumen Bulb Wins the 2011 Brit In...


Lose the lampshade, because with these beautiful new CFL bulbs from Hulger, you’ll be much less inclined to hide your love for low-energy lighting. Though we’ve been talking about the fantastic Plumen lightbulb for years, we’re thrilled to announce that this incredible design has won Brit Insurance’s 2011 Product Award! A smart and stunning alternative to standard CFLs, the Plumen consumes up to 80% less electricity that incandescent bulbs and lasts eight times as long. Congrats to designers Samuel Wilkinson and Hulger on their win!

The Plumen was created through a collaboration between London brand Hulger and designer Sam Wilkinson. The project’s goal was to create a bulb worth showing off that would not only speak volumes in terms of aesthetics, but would break out of the box with its energy-efficient design.

As Nicolas Roope, Hulger co-founder and creative director of Hulger states, “It’s strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination.” An incredible, cost-effective way to transform any type of space with a modern edge, each bulb boasts a lifetime of eight years, 11-watts of illumination (equal to 60-watt on an incandescent bulb), a standard screw cap, and emits an ambient 2700k warm light.

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+ Sam Willkinson

+ Plumen on Inhabitat in 2007


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  2. CurbYourConsumerism September 11, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Love these! Great to see low energy lighting looking great.

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