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Philips Launches Colorful “Friends of Hue” Lights for Their Smartphone Controlled LED Lighting System

Philips Launches Colorful “Friends of Hue” Lights for Their Smartphone Controlled LED Lighting System

Here at Inhabitat we’re always thrilled to share exciting new innovations in lighting from our friends at Philips. The company recently announced that this Thursday, August 8th, they will officially

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Vicara Gives the Traditional Lamp a Facelift Using Recycled Cardboard

Vicara Gives the Traditional Lamp a Facelift Using Recycled Cardboard

Vicara, a cool design brand based in Portugal, recently launched a brand new lamp made from recycled cardboard. Dubbed Cartonado, this cute little table lamp is laser cut into to pieces than come

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DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

DIY: Learn How to Make a Cool Cube Lamp Using Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Linda Rose's Cube Lamp shade is made completely out of recycled cardboard. Linda designed the lighting fixture thinking about the unique texture of materials and the subsequent effect it would have when

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Mathieu Lehanneur’s Modern LED Chandelier Weaves Through the Ceiling of an Historic Chateau

Mathieu Lehanneur’s Modern LED Chandelier Weaves Through the Ceiling of an Historic Chateau

Designer Mathieu Lehanneur’s gorgeous custom chandelier, Les Cordes, designed for a chateau in Marseilles, brings the traditional light fixture into the future. The modern LED piece droops with curls of

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Margot Krasojevic’s 3D-Printed Orbital Levitation LED Lamp Floats in Thin Air!

Margot Krasojevic’s 3D-Printed Orbital Levitation LED Lamp Floats in Thin Air!

You may be familiar with maglev trains - but designer Margot Krasojevic just unveiled a 3d-printed LED lamp that brings magnetic levitation to your living room! Krasojevic's ethereal Orbital Levitation

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Explore the Elemental LED Design Center – Your Online Resource for the Latest in Energy Efficient Lighting

Explore the Elemental LED Design Center – Your Online Resource for the Latest in Energy Efficient Lighting

Are you an eco-conscious architect, designer or lighting professional looking to stay up to date on the latest innovations coming off the energy-efficient lighting front? We've teamed up with Elemental

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Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis Transforms an Old Bike Wheel Into a Beautiful LED Lamp

Vasileios Roumeliotis transformed an old bike tire into this beautiful Wheel Light for Roumelight. This lamp is made from a recycled bicycle wheel set on a black glass surface which acts as a canvas,

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Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

Monkey Light Pro Lets You Download and Animate Your Own Bike Wheel Display

Technology has brought bike accessories way past the classic bell-and-handlebar-streamer setup. Monkey Light Pro enables you download and display your own LED animations. The kit consists of four pieces

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Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku Unveils Ultra-Efficient Ceiling Fan With Built-in LED Lights

Haiku is currently rated by ENERGY STAR as the world’s most efficient ceiling fan - and the company just launched a new patent-pending fan with integrated LED lights that are 80% more efficient than

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Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

LED Chandelier - by Group-Two Design Group-Two Design's elegant LED Chandelier updates the trope of the classic baroque chandelier with twenty-first century lighting technology, and sleek modern lines.

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Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s DIY Instructions Transform a Fire Extinguisher Into a Gorgeous Floor Lamp

Samuel Bernier’s new floor lamp is upcycled from old fire extinguisher parts - and the industrial designer is sharing the DIY instructions! Named Achille Le Grand after designer Achille Castiglioni’s

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Moooi’s Brilliant Heracleum II Chandelier Blossoms with LED Leaves

Moooi’s Brilliant Heracleum II Chandelier Blossoms with LED Leaves

Inspired by the Heracleum plant (aka Cow Parsnip), Moooi's new chandelier branches out from a central core, and each stem ends in a set of shining LED "leaves." The lamp's structure is coated with

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Tucker Robbins Transforms Indonesian Fishing Baskets into Beautiful Pendant Lamps

Tucker Robbins Transforms Indonesian Fishing Baskets into Beautiful Pendant Lamps

Tucker Robbins showcased these simple yet beautiful pendant lamps made from repurposed fishing baskets at this year's ICFF. The woven lamps give new life to disused fishing baskets made by local

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Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Long gone are the old-fashioned chandeliers outfitted with incandescent light bulbs and enough ornament to put a Christmas tree to shame. Group-Two Design recently brought their ultra-modern LED

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Light Up Your Walls with Mestyle’s LED-Embedded Wallpaper

Light Up Your Walls with Mestyle’s LED-Embedded Wallpaper

If your walls are looking a bit bland, how about lighting them up with this glamorous LED wallpaper by Mestyle? Spotted at ICFF at during New York Design Week, this innovative application of

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Moooi’s Raimond Chandelier Bursts with Dozens of Tiny LED Lights

Moooi’s Raimond Chandelier Bursts with Dozens of Tiny LED Lights

Moooi showcased a stunning collection of chandeliers that look like bursting fireworks at this year's ICFF. The low-energy Raimond lamp is loaded with LEDs, and its spherical form calls to mind

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Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s rustic-chic Scatter/Gather chandelier is a low-energy light made from artfully arranged pieces of driftwood that were collected from the coasts of British Columbia. The hand-made pendant

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David Trubridge’s Glittering ‘Light Rain’ LED Installation is Inspired by Earth Elements

David Trubridge’s Glittering ‘Light Rain’ LED Installation is Inspired by Earth Elements

David Trubridge's Light Rain is currently featured at this year's Wanted Design exhibit as part of New York Design Week. The light installation consists of a sweeping cascade of LED lights adorned with

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Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Patrick Weder’s Cloud-Like Lamps Are Made from Hand-Formed Chicken Wire and Paper Pulp

Each of the delicate lamps is made from hand-formed chicken wire, and the wire's hectagon pattern is visible when the lamp is illuminated. Weder’s lamps take on an oceanic feel, looking like coral from

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Reclaim x2: NYC Designers Team Up to Create One-Off Works with Proceeds Going to Sandy Storm Relief

Reclaim x2: NYC Designers Team Up to Create One-Off Works with Proceeds Going to Sandy Storm Relief

Brad Ascalon & Angel Naula Glide Ottoman (Time Capsule Edition) This piece features a core of reclaimed magazines that replace a conventional wood frame. The idea behind the piece is that many years

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Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

Urban Chandy’s Recycled Chandeliers Use Vintage Edison Bulbs with Cool Coils

While Urban Chandy currently uses vintage Edison bulbs for their lighting, which critics worry is not the most environmentally-conscious choice, they do aspire to keep their energy as low as possible

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Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

Adam Frank’s Reveal Light Projects a ‘Daylit’ Window on Any Wall

So far we've showcased Adam Frank's amazing 3D Lucid Mirror and flickering LUMEN LED nightlight displayed last weekend at BKLYN Designs, and the designer just unveiled his Reveal Projection Light in DUMBO

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Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Willem Heeffer Creates Upcycled Heinz Beanz Can Chandeliers for Helsinki’s Midhill Restaurant

Dutch designer Willem Heeffer used 334 recycled cans to create a series of luminous upcycled chandeliers and furnishings for Top Chef Hans Välimäki’s new Midhill American diner in Helsinki, Finland.

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Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

Study Finds Conservatives Less Likely to Buy Light Bulbs Labeled as Good for the Environment

New research suggests that people with right wing views are less likely to buy light bulbs that are labeled as "pro-environment" due to the politicized nature of the carbon debate in the United States. In

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Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

Announcing the Lighten Up LED Lighting Competition Winners!

After weeks of submissions and an intense week of online voting, we're excited to finally announce the two winners of Inhabitat's Lighten Up! Lighting Design Competition. We received hundreds of entries

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Hilden & Diaz’s Forms in Nature Chandelier Transforms Rooms into Fairytale Forests

Hilden & Diaz’s Forms in Nature Chandelier Transforms Rooms into Fairytale Forests

This stunning Forms in Nature Chandelier projects a 360-degree forest of shadows that transforms any room into a fairy tale landscape. Inspired by drawings made by German biologist and naturalist Ernst

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David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

David Graas’ Colorful Modular Lamps Divert Plastic from the Ocean

Most plastics can be endlessly recycled without losing their indestructibility. But instead of being reused, the majority of plastics will end up as one-time-use products, finding their end as pollutants

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LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

LAST DAY TO VOTE for Your Favorite Lighten Up Competition Finalist!

TODAY is the LAST DAY to vote for your favorite finalists! We received nearly 200 amazing entries in our Lighten Up! LED Lighting Design Competition over the last few weeks, and after countless hours of

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MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly Pendant Will Add a Touch of Color to Any Space

MSDModern’s Firefly pendant is a contemporary take on the popular ombre trend. Skillfully blown by expert artists, the Firefly comes in a variety of colorful and unique shapes, including: flared and

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Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

Nir Meiri’s Marine Light is Made from Dried Seaweed

The Marine Light, which stands 40 cm tall and 33 cm wide, features a unique translucent lampshade that's made of dried seaweed. To create the lampshade, designer Meiri applied fresh seaweed to the thin

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