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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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GE Unveils Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulbs for 2011!

GE Unveils Hybrid Halogen-CFL Light Bulbs for 2011!

Today GE unveiled their latest energy-efficient light bulb - a unique, new incandescent-shaped bulb that combines the instant brightness of halogen technology with the energy efficiency and longer

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LED Piano Light Strikes a Chord for Green Lighting

LED Piano Light Strikes a Chord for Green Lighting

Inspired by the player piano, this LED Piano Light allows users to tickle the "ivories" of the light as if they were playing a grand concert. Designed to take advantage of the LED light’s

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Awesome Animated LED Clock Unveiled in Tokyo (VIDEO)

Awesome Animated LED Clock Unveiled in Tokyo (VIDEO)

Sadly, the centerpieces of many modern shopping centers are stone fountains that hark back to the Roman ages. Lucky for us, there’s one designer out there who is taking this underutilized space to a

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Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

At one time or another, many of use can recall plucking a dandelion from the Earth and blowing its delicate florets to the wind with a wish in mind. Enchanted by this wonder-filled aesthetic and slight

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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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