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Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Today Google flipped the switch on a remarkable new LED bulb that can be controlled by any Android device using the company's new open-source wireless networking protocol. The search giant worked with

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Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Sweet and Soft Leaf Lamp Emits a Warm and Inviting LED Glow

Inspired by the lush green trees dotting the Swedish landscape, Peter Schumacher's Leaf Lamp is a darling design sure to add a bit of charm to any interior space. The lamp features branches and a tree

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IKEA’s New Solar-Powered Solvinden Lamp is Perfect For Summer Backyard Parties

IKEA’s New Solar-Powered Solvinden Lamp is Perfect For Summer Backyard Parties

IKEA has continued to wow us with their solar powered lighting options, and their new “Solvinden” lamps are no exception. Available in black, turquoise, white and lime green, the adorable tabletop

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Alessilux Lamps Designer LEDs Will Seduce You Into Saving Energy

Alessilux Lamps Designer LEDs Will Seduce You Into Saving Energy

LEDs are coming for us in a big way and they are soon to be a fixture in all of our homes. Recently, the designers of Alessi teamed up with Foreverlamp to produce a entire series of designer LEDs that

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Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Modern LED Lamps Work in Synch With Cycles of the Sun and Moon

Designed for the morning person and the night, Philip Bogaerts' modern lamps are a simple lighting duo that manages to connect its users to the natural rhythms of the sun and the moon. Aptly dubbed the

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Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made from Recycled Soda Bottles

Bubble Chandelier is an Effervescent Light Fixture Made from Recycled Soda Bottles

The Bubble Chandelier is an effervescent eco-friendly light constructed out of 2 liter soda bottles. Designed by Shaun Kasperbauer, the fixture is named for the shadows it casts which mimic the shape of

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Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Foster + Partners Unveil Elegant LED FLO Lamp at Milan Furniture Fair

Today Inhabitat favorite Foster + Partners announced their bold move in the lighting realm with their eco-friendly and elegant FLO lamps. Debuting at the Salone del Mobile in Milan, the new reading lamps

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Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In

Gorgeous Energy-Absorbing Trap Light Never Needs to be Plugged In

Completely cord and battery-free, the Trap Light utilizes special photoluminescent pigments to absorb "waste energy" from surrounding light sources, which it then emits as a soft ambient glow at night. A

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Oar-Inspired Paddle Lamp Offers a Boatload of Green Light

Oar-Inspired Paddle Lamp Offers a Boatload of Green Light

Scoop up some energy efficient light with Benjamin Hubert's Paddle task light. Inspired by a canoe oar the Paddle is part of a collection of adjustable and dimmable LED task lights designed for Italian

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Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

Loom Pendant Lamps Woven From Recycled Polyester Bedding

These smoothly sculpted Loom pendant lamps are made from a new woven organic polyester material developed by Benjamin Hubert for Swedish manufacturer Zero. The polyester was originally sourced from the

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Brilliant Salt Crystal Lamp is Grown in a Bucket

Brilliant Salt Crystal Lamp is Grown in a Bucket

Swedish designers Apokalyps Labotek mixed chemistry with innovation to create a crystalline lamp made almost entirely from salt. The brilliant lighting fixture emulates the glimmering look of a glass

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Hulger’s Stunning Sculptural Plumen Bulb Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Product Award

Hulger’s Stunning Sculptural Plumen Bulb Wins the 2011 Brit Insurance Product Award

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

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Modern WAT LED Lamp Powered By Life Giving Water

Modern WAT LED Lamp Powered By Life Giving Water

Don't let a lack of outlets spoil your perfectly planned lighting intentions. Here's one lamp from designer Manon Leblanc that harnesses the power of water to provide for lovely interior lighting -

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Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Living in country that constantly basks in the beautiful sun, it comes as no surprise that Spain's lighting designers know a thing or two about inspiring light. From lighting systems reminiscent of

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Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

Recycled Bottle Lamps Turn Dumpster Plastic into Stunning Lights

The last time we heard from eco-designer Sarah Turner she was showing her recycled Drinks Bottle Lighting at the Ideal Home Show in London. Since then, Sarah’s designs have gone big-time and can now be

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Macquariums: Iconic Candy-Colored Apple iMacs Recycled into Aquariums!

Macquariums: Iconic Candy-Colored Apple iMacs Recycled into Aquariums!

Harms sources the iMac shells from recyclers for his aquariums, giving new life to the previously obsolete comps. To make them look shiny and new, he then polishes each with a high speed buffer,

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Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

A study by UC Irvine's Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention has discovered that LED diodes contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins. While LED's less energy friendly cousin's, CFLs,

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Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

When it comes to energy efficiency, the easiest way to start cutting down your monthly bill is through your home's lighting. By making simple changes to the types of bulbs you're using, you can be more

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Flat-Pack, Energy Efficient Lamp Pays Homage to the Dying Incandescent Bulb

Flat-Pack, Energy Efficient Lamp Pays Homage to the Dying Incandescent Bulb

As we watch the lowly incandescent bulb fade into the dark for more energy efficient alternatives, there is one designer ready to canonize the dying bulb into retro status. Designed by Vienna-based

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Cool Coroplast Pendant Lamps Feature CFLs and Can Be Quickly Flatpacked

Cool Coroplast Pendant Lamps Feature CFLs and Can Be Quickly Flatpacked

Cool, modern and undeniably chic, Coroplast Pendant Lights are the intersection of craft and digital fabrication challenging the principles of mass production as we know it today. Individually

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Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

Modular Sprig Lamp Transforms Into an Array of Eco-Friendly Lighting Options

The Sprig lamp is a clever design inspired by the growth of plants. Made from recycled plastic, each "sprig" of lamp can be transformed into a pendant light, or for a greater illumination, multiple

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Flexible Starlight Lamp Shines Bright With 126 LEDs

Flexible Starlight Lamp Shines Bright With 126 LEDs

Inspired by the night sky, designer Omri Barzeev created a stunning and flexible LED lamp. Grounded with a simple metal base, this beautiful lamp is adorned with 126 bright LEDs spread across a flexible,

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Capello LED Lamp Creates a Delicate Dance of Light

Capello LED Lamp Creates a Delicate Dance of Light

If you want to infuse your living space with some dramatic light, then take a different approach to achieving ambience with one of these delicate yet striking LED lamps from Flos. Designed by Molo, the

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Clever LED Lanterns Inspired by the NYC Subway

Clever LED Lanterns Inspired by the NYC Subway

A number of Inhabitat writers are based in Inhabitat writers NYC, so we're definitely digging these subway-inspired lanterns designed by Brooklyn-based Jeff Mayer. Featuring a colorful LED light, these

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Philips’ Super Efficient AmbientLED Bulb Now Available in Stores!

Philips’ Super Efficient AmbientLED Bulb Now Available in Stores!

We originally wrote about Philip’s new LED replacement for the common incandescent light bulb back in May, but we’re happy to report that this illuminating low-energy alternative bulb is now finally

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Nokero Introduces New Model of World’s Only Solar Light Bulb

Nokero Introduces New Model of World’s Only Solar Light Bulb

We first introduced you to Nokero this summer, when the company unveiled its N100 solar light bulb, which also happened to be the only one in the world at the time. Now, we're bringing you news that the

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7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

One of the best ways to cut down your electricity bill is to switch over to LEDs. Not only are these lighting systems more energy-efficient, but they boast a much longer useful life and emit just a

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Gorgeous Lamps Fashioned from Discarded Kitchenware

Gorgeous Lamps Fashioned from Discarded Kitchenware

Gilles Eichenbaum has made an art out of recycling old kitchenware into incredible lighting. Giles is a true craftsman who repurposes everything from colanders to kettles to broken toasters to create

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San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

Attention, residents of San Diego, California: keep an eye out for the launch of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America! The Port Commissioners and Caltrans just unveiled

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