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No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

Here's another reader submitted idea that really got a hold on us. In dcannam's own words: "The Clamplamp explores the concept of "truth" in design where the main objective is to create an object

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Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Next-Generation Nanofiber Bulbs on the Horizon

Want to ditch your inefficient incandescent bulbs for some energy-saving compact fluorescent (CFL) ones? Be prepared to deal with toxic chemicals inside the bulbs.  Now there's another option: nanofiber

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READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

READER TIP: How to Put Your LED Holiday Lights to Use Year Round

If you made the switch from traditional energy-sucking holiday lights to efficient LED ones this year, we applaud you. But we also know that they aren't the cheapest thing in the world. That's why were

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IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

IKEA Unveils New Line of Solar-Powered Lighting

Now there’s no excuse not to bring solar power into your life - in just a few weeks IKEA will be stocking their shelves with a new line of solar-powered summer night lighting! Dubbed SOLIG, the

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The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen Going Green in Stride

The New California Craftsmen have begun to make a name for themselves on the Los Angeles design scene, thinking up one-of-a-kind creations made from re-purposed scraps and found materials. Collaborators

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Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Greenspotlight: Hanging Streetlight Planters Appear in the Netherlands

Photo Credit: Ernie Buts Some of design's most satisfying moments occur when two seemingly unrelated objects are married effectively into something that is much more than the sum of its parts. That's

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100% Recycled Cardboard Interior is Totally Tubular

100% Recycled Cardboard Interior is Totally Tubular

The British menswear label Smithfield recently teamed up with furniture designer Peter Masters to create an eclectic and 100% recycled interior for their new Manchester shop. The dynamic space uses

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World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

World’s Largest LED Project Completed in Abu Dhabi

If you think your neighbor's holiday lighting spectacle is an exercise in excess, wait till you see the world's largest LED project, recently completed in Abu Dhabi. Created by Asymptote Architecture with

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LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

LED Sparks Create Energy Efficient Light Sculptures

What if you could design your own lighting fixture in the time that it takes to unscrew a light bulb? That's the premise behind Daniel Becker's Spark system, a series of energy-efficient LED bulbs that

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Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality

Living Light Sculpture Maps Seoul’s Air Quality

Seoul, South Korea is filled with blinding light-up displays and headache-inducing neon screens. But residents of the city who want to see these displays put to good use need only take a trip to the World

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Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Hangeliers: Clothes Hanger Chandeliers by Organelle Design

Clothes hangers are clogging our landfills at a rate of nearly 8 billion per year. We've recently brought you designers who have been developing brilliant ways to tackle the problem through eco-friendly

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Rocking Chair Uses Motion to Power Attached OLED Lamp

Rocking Chair Uses Motion to Power Attached OLED Lamp

The serene back-and-forth movement of a rocking chair is nothing if not relaxing. It can also be useful and productive, according to Rochus Jacob. The designer's Murakami Chair, a winner in designboom's

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Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Panasonic’s New LED Bulbs Shine for 19 Years

Despite lasting longer and being more efficient than both incandescent and CFL bulbs, LEDs haven't caught on because of their sky-high prices. But now Panasonic wants to bring LEDs to the mainstream -- at

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LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

LED Clip Light Transforms any Object Into a Lamp

Wow those around you by transforming any old household object into a lamp with this “LED Pin” by Korean designer Sungho Lee. To create this subtle, yet awe-inspiring illuminating accent Lee stylized

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Rewritable Chalkboard Lamps by John Beck

Rewritable Chalkboard Lamps by John Beck

Today is the first day back to school for kids all over the country, and now you can get in the back-to-school mood with a rewritable 'chalkboard' lamp. With John Beck's ingenious lighting solution, all

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IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

IS IT GREEN?: The Compact Fluorescent Light

Shortly after Al Gore debuted An Inconvenient Truth the general public started giving a damn about climate change -- at least superficially. And in a massive wave of effort to show off our new

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OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

OLED Breakthrough Yields 75% More Efficient Lights

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) recently announced a breakthrough in OLED technology that shatters all prior efficiency standards, reducing the ultra-thin

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Remote-Controlled LED Light Bulbs Offer 7 Shades of White

Remote-Controlled LED Light Bulbs Offer 7 Shades of White

Energy-efficient LED light bulbs may be more expensive than CFL's, but Sharp's new DL-L60AV LED could be worth the high cost. The tricked-out bulb comes with a remote control that features a dimming

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Transformable LED Trask Lights from MIO

Transformable LED Trask Lights from MIO

Philadelphia-based design team MIO has upped the ante for end-user creativity yet again with the introduction of their first LED light fixture. Called Trask because it can switch from being “track” or

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Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Sweater ‘Sleeve’ Lamp by Sara Ebert

Would you believe that this eye-catching lamp was made for under one dollar? 'Sleeve' by Sara Ebert is a lampshade made from a Salvation Army sweater and a discarded apple juice bottle. Showcased as

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Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Pratt Students Design For One Dollar

Far and away our favorite exhibit at this year's International Contemporary Furniture Fair was Design For A Dollar. With one dollar to work with, students from the Pratt Institute of Design in NYC were

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Stunning Stamen Chandeliers Made From Toothpicks

Stunning Stamen Chandeliers Made From Toothpicks

Designed by Daisuke Hiraiwa, these elegant echidna-esque Stamen chandeliers elevate an everyday material into brilliant expressions of found design. Each one is created by gluing hundreds of toothpicks

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Graypants Twice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights

Graypants Twice Recycled Scrap Cardboard Lights

Made from stacked rings of corrugated cardboard, Graypants' pendant Scrap Lights (which we've long admired) are a prime example of the transformative power of good design. The ceiling lamps' elegant

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Woven Palm Leaf Vava Lamp from IKEA

Woven Palm Leaf Vava Lamp from IKEA

Ikea showcased its brand new PS Collection at this weekend's International Contemporary Furniture Fair, and one of our favorite designs on display was this beautiful pendant lamp made from carefully

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Levent & Romme’s Elegant Laser-Cut Paper Lamps

Levent & Romme’s Elegant Laser-Cut Paper Lamps

These wonderful patterned paper lamps from Brooklyn–based Levent & Romme really caught our eye at this year's BKLYN Designs show. Realized first as pen and ink illustrations, the patterns are

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Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

Milan 2009: Euroluce Lighting Exhibition

We saw quite a few environmentally-conscious trends at the Milan Furniture Fair's bi-annual showcase of lighting products, Euroluce. With energy use in mind, LEDs showed up from almost every company. As

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Pendant Lamp Made from Recycled Light Bulbs

Pendant Lamp Made from Recycled Light Bulbs

San Francisco's James Sampayan offers up a bright idea for the Spring Greening DIY Contest that combines old and new to create a lovely pendant lamp that gives the lowly light bulb a second life during

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Chesta Vase Made from Egg Cartons

Chesta Vase Made from Egg Cartons

Looking for another inspired reuse for all of those egg-cartons left empty after Easter? New York designer Fanny Chen's "Chesta Egg Carton Vase" gives them a creative second life. The cartons that make up

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Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier

Gorgeous Origen Egg Crate Chandelier

With Easter on its way, those of us who engaged in egg-dying festivities are likely to have lots of empty egg crates lying around. Rather than tossing them in the trash (or compost bin!), why not follow

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Bendant Customizable Pendant Lamp

Bendant Customizable Pendant Lamp

So we know MIO’s Bendant chandelier has been around for a while, but like all good things, it’s worth revisiting—especially now, when embracing well designed, American-made products is more

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