Green Lighting

Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

Sandra Hisbeque’s Sign Lamp Is a Low-Energy Lighting Solution With an Elegant Look

The Sign desk lamp from Sandra Hisbèque draws a single and even line in a space that is pure and refined. Made from anodized aluminium and lit with LEDs, the geometry of Sign creates a play of shadows

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually need to

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Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Torafu Architects designed a magical installation inspired by Yozakura, a traditional Japanese custom of enjoying flowering cherry blossoms during the night. Commissioned by Kaneka for last year's

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Designers at Large has produced 75 limited edition ‘Listen | Closely’ lamp shades made with the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is meant to encourage individuals to

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Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

Lampada Recycles Used Coffee Filters into Delicate Ambient Lamps

New York is known as a city fuelled by coffee, and now one of its residents is using the love of the Italian brew to create these cool lamps made from used coffee filters. Vilma Farrell, the designer

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Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Lovely Laser-Cut Pear Light Packs Flat for Efficient Shipping

Designer Chris Oliver created this lovely laser-cut flat pack Pear Light while at university a couple of years ago. The elegant lamp glorifies the benefits of low-energy lighting and laser cutting, and

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ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

ReTech’s Industrial-Inspired Lamps are Made from 95% Salvaged Materials

We love showcasing great designs made out of salvaged materials here at Inhabitat, like these striking recycled lamps from ReTech. Created out of an estimated 95 percent reused items, each piece is a one

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Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

UK-based designer Natalie Sampson created this spiraling pendant lamp by fanning velvet coat hangers into an elegant helical form. The lamp casts beautiful shadows upon nearby surfaces, and it can be

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Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Makoto Tojiki’s “No Shadow” LED Sculptures Depict Humans and Animals in Showers of Lights

Tojiki begins his work process by choosing a living organism and studying its shadow. He then begins constructing a massive sculpture with LED strands. His "No Shadow" works are a play on words and

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Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

Student Designer Creates More Sustainable Packaging for LED Light Bulbs

While LED light bulbs help save energy and are most certainly a greener choice than incandescents, the packaging of these more eco-friendly light bulbs leaves much to be desired. Using Philips LED bulbs

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7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

7 Gorgeous Green Home Furnishings

Decorating your home can be a rewarding way to spend your time and money - and investing in beautiful, eco-friendly furnishings is a great way to express yourself and give any room a boost while

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Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Stockpile Designs’ Jake Wright Upcycles Decommissioned Military Ammo Into Home Decor

Make your living room the bomb with Stockpile Design’s upcycled furniture and lamps made from decommissioned missiles and ammo. Designed by ex-military brat Jake Wright, the furniture and housewares

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BGWorld’s Recycled Kamikarze Lamps Are Made from Forgotten Toys

BGWorld’s Recycled Kamikarze Lamps Are Made from Forgotten Toys

New Zealand-based design studio BGWorld recently released their latest collection of recycled lamps dubbed ‘Kamikarze Lamps’. The quirky lamps are handcrafted from discarded toys in need of a new

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Infinity Mirror Room: Yayoi Kusama Unveils Dazzling Space Lit by Hundreds of LED Lights

Infinity Mirror Room: Yayoi Kusama Unveils Dazzling Space Lit by Hundreds of LED Lights

Yayoi Kusama's work often obsessively repeats motifs such as patterns of polka-dots - for example the Obliteration Room in Brisbane - or the reflected lights in her new piece entitled "Infinity Mirror

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LMNOQ’s Awesome Stormy Weather Lamps Are Made from Recycled Vegetable Cans

LMNOQ’s Awesome Stormy Weather Lamps Are Made from Recycled Vegetable Cans

Recently featured at Design Miami, the Stormy Weather lamp collection by LMNOQ is an experiment in frugality and sustainability. Made entirely from recycled tin vegetable cans collected from local

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Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

If you can't help but dream about jetting off to a tropical paradise when you're in an office board meeting, then don't look up at these overhanging F-Light Lamps by Paul Coudamy. Made from the cutaway

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Bulbous Handmade Paper Lamps By Paula Arntzen Hang Like Glowing Sculptures

Bulbous Handmade Paper Lamps By Paula Arntzen Hang Like Glowing Sculptures

The series from the Dutch product designer almost resembles a collection of glowing paper waterfalls suspended from the ceiling. Although the material the artist uses this time around is not recycled, the

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Toshiba’s New LED Lineup Offers Up a Huge Selection of Lighting Solutions

Toshiba’s New LED Lineup Offers Up a Huge Selection of Lighting Solutions

Toshiba has just announced that they are rolling out two more lines of LED lighting products in order to bolster their growing selection for the residential and commercial markets. The new series is

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Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

To create her shimmering jellyfish-like Skyphos 1 chandelier, Kateřina Smolíková used glass blowing, melting, and casting techniques. The lucent form looks delicate, but her careful selection of

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Pyschedelic CMYK Lamp Draws Colorful Strokes of Light Using LEDs

Pyschedelic CMYK Lamp Draws Colorful Strokes of Light Using LEDs

Denis Parren's conceptual CMYK lamp questions how we percieve colors and light by casting multicolored strokes on walls. Unveiled at the latest edition of the Dutch Design Week, the lamp's name comes from

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JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

JAMESPLUMB Uses Upcycled Materials to Create Their Romantic Renovated Interiors

Using broken furniture, discarded wood panels, remnant textiles and items from the garbage, JAMESPLUMB builds unique and inviting interiors that evoke a narrative feel upon entry. For London’s Hostem, a

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PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

PHOTOS: Life at Aconcagua’s Confluencia, a Sustainable Geodesic Base Camp in the Argentine Andes

A four-hour bus journey west of Mendoza will leave you at the stone-entrance of the Aconcagua National Park. After a four-hour trekking through small paths up the mountain along Rio Horcones, you will

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OOO My Design Creates Cute Candleholders from Recycled Toy Figurines

OOO My Design Creates Cute Candleholders from Recycled Toy Figurines

Growing up means eventually giving up our favorite toys, but OOO My Design has come up with a great alternative to trashing our childhood treasures. The design studio is reusing some of the memories of

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Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Shira Keret Designs Sweet Reyclable Lamps Shaped like Animals

Inflatable, recyclable, and super cute, Shira Keret's Animal Lamps are shaped like your favourite bird or mammal. Based in Tel Aviv, Keret creates sweet luminaires from Tyvek that emit a soft twinkling

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Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation Recycles Broken Glasses and Cutlery into Beautiful Glass Lamps

Studio Re-Creation has designed a beautiful set of 'Glass Lamps' made from found recycled objects like glass, cutlery, stainless steel trays, and wire. The sparkling hand-made luminaires raise the issue

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Smart Egg Lamp: A Quirky Lighting Solution Made from a Recycled Egg Carton!

Smart Egg Lamp: A Quirky Lighting Solution Made from a Recycled Egg Carton!

What came first, the light or the egg? Ready-made from a paper pulp egg carton and recyclable glass lights, the Smart Egg Lamp is an eco-friendly lighting solution packed by the dozen. Using

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Stunning Origami Solarcell Lamps Are Made From Folded Photovoltaic Panels!

Stunning Origami Solarcell Lamps Are Made From Folded Photovoltaic Panels!

Korea-born, Eindhoven-based Joon & Jung's Origami Solarcell is a polygonal low-energy LED lamp that is completely powered by the sun's energy. The pendant lights are made from a flexible photovoltaic

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Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker’s Lorna Lamp is a Bold Task Light Made From Recycled Piping

Ben Parker's Lorna table lamp is a quirky little light that caught our eye with its bright bold color and use of reclaimed materials. The task lamp brings a bit of flair to any room in need of a color

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