Green Lighting

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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Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

Inhabitat Announces 2010 Spring Greening Contest Winners!

AND WE HAVE A WINNER! We’ve got our 2010 Spring Greening Contest winners and boy are they impressive! This year we invited all of our enterprising readers to see if they could breathe new life into old

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Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

Stunning Living Pixels Lamps Made From Recycled Banners

These gorgeous lamps may look as if they’ve been excavated from ancient crystal caves, but they are in fact the product of an imaginative assemblage of recycled and eco-friendly materials. Created by a

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Rainproof Solar LED Bulb Could Illuminate the Developing World

Rainproof Solar LED Bulb Could Illuminate the Developing World

1.6 billion people in the world still use kerosene lamps for light. Not only are they non-renewable and expensive -- they can consume up to 5% of a family's income -- they also give off noxious

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ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

ANNOUNCING: The 2010 Inhabitat Spring Greening Contest Winners!

READER'S CHOICE GRAND PRIZE: Soda Bottle Lamps by Sarah Turner!!!Sarah Turner's lamps made from recycled soda bottles received a whopping 3674 votes from our readers, wowing you guys with their dazzling

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Egg Cartons Recycled into Awesome Office Lamps

Egg Cartons Recycled into Awesome Office Lamps

We recently brought you a stylish set of furniture inspired by egg cartons -- now comes the complementary lighting, courtesy of designer Victor Vetterlein! Vetterlein's 'Trash Me' lamps reflect upon the

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Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Algae-Powered Latro Lamp Transforms CO2 Into Light

Designer Mike Thompson has created an incredible living lamp that is powered by algae! Spotted over at Designboom, the Latro Lamp derives energy from an algae chamber that requires just sunlight, CO2, and

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Light-Bulbs Transformed Into Gorgeous Spice Containers

Light-Bulbs Transformed Into Gorgeous Spice Containers

This bright idea by designers Annisa Fardan Nabila and Aulia Amanda Santoso minimizes waste by re-purposing incandescent light-bulbs into a gorgeous set of spice containers. The fragile nature of each

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Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Stunning Chandelier Made from Recycled Plastic Hangers

Taking some plastic hangers in one hand and a pendant light in another, Luis Teixeira turned this unlikely combination of materials into an incredible crystalline masterpiece. But it doesn’t stop there

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LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

LAST CHANCE to Vote for Your Favorite Spring Greening Design!

Vote for your Favorite Spring Greening Design TODAY! Heads up green design fans! Voting on our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest closes tonight at midnight, which makes this your LAST CHANCE to cast

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LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

LOTO Chandeliers Made From Recycled Plastic Bottles

These stunning sculptural chandeliers are far from what they appear to be. Modeled after the precious lotus flowers that emerge from murky swampland, Eugenio Menjivar’s LOTO Lamps transform oceans of

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Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Recycled Six-Pack Ring Chandeliers Turn Trash Into Lavish Lamps

Designer Bao Khang Luu‘s recycled six-pack ring chandeliers make drinking an entire six-pack (or 60) seem a lot less “trashy”. Luu’s gorgeous designs transform the annoying excess

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Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Ultra Mod Cone Light Made from Recycled Traffic Cones

Whether you like to turn them into a makeshift megaphones or let them stick to their roles as traditional roadblocks, traffic cones carry a whole lot of opportunity for creativity. Another ingenious

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