Green Lighting

Inanihab Lights Are Made from a Simple Sheet of Rice Paper

Inanihab Lights Are Made from a Simple Sheet of Rice Paper

Made from a simple square piece of Japanese rice paper, Inanihab's beautiful pendant light fixtures impart an Eastern sense of serenity and simplicity to any room. If you ever grow bored of the original

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Luminaire Lamps Unite Traditional Glass Blowing and LED Lighting

Luminaire Lamps Unite Traditional Glass Blowing and LED Lighting

Passing through numerous exhibits at the London Design Festival this year, we found ourselves drawn to Justyna Piotrowicz’s beautiful Luminaire Lamps. Combining the old world technique of glass blowing

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Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

We like to keep close tabs on the latest news in LED innovation, but in reality it doesn't really mean much unless the technology is used. That's why we were impressed when we heard that Brinker, the

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The London Design Festival Starts Tomorrow!

The London Design Festival Starts Tomorrow!

Heads up interior design fans - the London Design Festival kicks off tomorrow and we'll be reporting live from the show. Stay tuned for the info and exclusive pics of the hottest exhibitions, new

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LED Hourglass Switch Shuts Your Lights Off for You

LED Hourglass Switch Shuts Your Lights Off for You

One of the hardest things about saving energy is disciplining ourselves to turn off our lights and appliances when they aren't in use. Well designers Jia Wen Chen & Wei-Ting Chen came up with a

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Philips Develops World’s First AC-Powered OLED

Philips Develops World’s First AC-Powered OLED

Philips reached a new milestone in OLED lighting this week: the first AC-powered OLED module. In the past, OLED technology required DC voltage -- a requirement that meant OLED panels had to contain

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Hip Handcrafted Pendant Lamps Made from Recycled Beer Bottles

Hip Handcrafted Pendant Lamps Made from Recycled Beer Bottles

Germans are well-known for their stellar beers, so it’s no wonder that the country is brewing a mix of international designers inspired by the locally bottled beverages. Designed by François-Xavier

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Spain Illuminates the World of Eco Lighting

Spain Illuminates the World of Eco Lighting

Spain is known for its delicious food, soulful music and dance and fantastic beaches, but did you know that it's the source of some of the world's coolest green lighting too? That's right -- designers

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Colorful Retro Lights Made from Recycled Cans

Colorful Retro Lights Made from Recycled Cans

Andy Warhol may have brought Campbell's Soup to iconic pop art status, but there's one designer bent on redefining this can with a more practical use. Designed by Willem Heeffer for FUSE, an interiors and

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LED Mushroom Lamp Will Trip Out Your Space Sustainably

LED Mushroom Lamp Will Trip Out Your Space Sustainably

What's bright, light and shaped like a giant galactic mushroom? We're not sure, but this groovy lamp by Australian designer Simon Duff would look great on the shelf next to your water pipe. Featuring an

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Beautiful Pinecone-Inspired Lamps Made from Paper Pulp

Beautiful Pinecone-Inspired Lamps Made from Paper Pulp

At first glance, you wouldn’t expect this luminous lamp to be made from paper pulp -- but lo and behold, the Strobilus has been designed for near 100% recyclability. A beautiful and organic form dreamt

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Rainbow OLED Origami Lights Fold to Make New Hues

Rainbow OLED Origami Lights Fold to Make New Hues

These dazzling lights, called Triangle Light Objects or Transparent Light Origami, are rainbow-colored OLED panels that are evocative of stained glass windows. Created by Emory Krall for Universal

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Small and Stylish Solar Powered Collapsible Lantern

Small and Stylish Solar Powered Collapsible Lantern

If you’re looking for a small yet stylish lighting solution to take on your next camping trip, try this collapsible lantern designed by Jesper Jonsson. Not only is it cute and compact, but this little

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Marmaled is Not for Breakfast But It Will Light Up a Room

Marmaled is Not for Breakfast But It Will Light Up a Room

We can't believe it's not marmalade! What looks like a delicious jar of jam is actually a curious little light designed by Semiki Studio. The cleverly-named Marmeled is simple lighting option that sets a

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Lamp Made from Found Materials Gives Off 5 Gallons of Light

Lamp Made from Found Materials Gives Off 5 Gallons of Light

Beauty is certainly in the eye of the beholder, and one of our favorite eco-design studios certainly has a knack for finding the unassuming charm in the most unlikely materials. Designed by Anzfer Farms,

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LED Mushroom Lights Sprout From Reclaimed Wood

LED Mushroom Lights Sprout From Reclaimed Wood

Yes, your eyes are playing tricks on you. What looks like a mythical treasure one would stumble upon in a storybook tale, is in fact a beautiful eco-friendly combination of reclaimed wood and LED lights.

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Fragment Lights With an Earthy and Sophisticated Style

Fragment Lights With an Earthy and Sophisticated Style

Made with fragments found along the San Francisco shoreline, these beautiful lamps are a simple way to add some soft lighting to your living space. Designed by one of our favorite eco-design studios,

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Ambient Outdoor LED Lighting Inspired by Halley’s Comet

Ambient Outdoor LED Lighting Inspired by Halley’s Comet

Inspired by the beloved comet that has charmed millions with its curious magic, the Halley is an out of this world lighting system designed for Vibia by Jordi Vilardell & Meritxell Vidal. Completely

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Le Deun Luminaries Are Incredible LED Lighting

Le Deun Luminaries Are Incredible LED Lighting

Le Deun Luminaries make a point of embracing the quintessential minimalist suggestion “Less is more” in all of their designs. Their latest lighting series, π, consists of a handful of LED illuminated

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Solar Soji Lantern is Perfect for Lighting Up Summer Parties

Solar Soji Lantern is Perfect for Lighting Up Summer Parties

Looking for a way to illuminate your next summer fete without burning any carbom? Well these beautiful solar Soji lanterns will have you saying “I see the light.” These high style lanterns get

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Dexia Towers’ 72,000 Rainbow LEDs Light Up to Show Tomorrow’s Weather

Dexia Towers’ 72,000 Rainbow LEDs Light Up to Show Tomorrow’s Weather

Photo credit: ssmot Thinking about turning on the news or heading to Weather.com to check out the forecast? Bo-ring! Wouldn't it be infinitely cooler if you could just glance over at a giant skyscraper

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Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Beautiful Recycled Soda Bottle Lamps Up for Auction on eBay!

Transform your living space with this dazzling Recycled Soda-Bottle Lamp designed by Sarah Turner. A stunning piece created with intricate cuts and careful assemblage, Sarah took some unwanted plastic

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Brilliant Potus Pot Recycled Bulb Vase For Sale on Ebay!

Brilliant Potus Pot Recycled Bulb Vase For Sale on Ebay!

Out with the incandescent and in with the energy-efficient! With incandescent bulbs getting banned and generally kicked to the curb all around the globe, it raises the issue of what to do with all of

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LIVE LAMP is a Plant-Studded Sphere of Light

LIVE LAMP is a Plant-Studded Sphere of Light

Fluorescent lights might not be your first choice for ambient outdoor lighting this summer, but the LIVE LAMP transforms that unenchanting frigid glow into a beautiful globe radiating with life. Designed

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IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

IKEA Turns Out the Lights on Incandescent Bulb Sales

Housewares mega-retailer IKEA has announced that it will stop selling traditional incandescent light bulbs in its U.S. stores effective January 1, 2011. This fall, IKEA will introduce a

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New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

New Light Bulb Labeling Program Coming Next Year

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has just announced a new labeling program for light bulbs that will help consumers compare the wide range of products available. Although CFL and LED bulbs have been

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Illumitex Introduces Square LED Light Bulbs

Illumitex Introduces Square LED Light Bulbs

If we want to make lighting more efficient, perhaps we should start from the beginning: with the shape of the light bulb. Illumitex, a startup based in Austin, Texas, manufactures square LED bulbs that

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Iceland’s Luminous New Harpa Concert Hall Nears Completion

Iceland’s Luminous New Harpa Concert Hall Nears Completion

Iceland’s currency may be devalued, but thankfully the same thing hasn’t happened to the country’s lust for arts and culture. The capital city of Reykjavík, will soon be welcoming the Harpa Concert

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Luminous Lamps Made from Recycled Washing Machine Drums

Luminous Lamps Made from Recycled Washing Machine Drums

These spectacular lamps may appear as if they’ve been pulled off the latest superstar designer’s mass-production line, but look again -- they’re actually washing machine drums recycled into amazing

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Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

Virginia Tech Lumenhaus Wins the 2010 Solar Decathlon!

The homes were packed all week with visitors who gazed at the unusually shaped Fablab house, doted over the cozy interior of the  Luukku House, and reveled over the superior craftsmanship of the Bambu

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