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Jiangmei Wu Creates Beautiful Origami-Inspired Pendant Lamps with Sustainable Materials

Jiangmei Wu Creates Beautiful Origami-Inspired Pendant Lamps with Sustainable Materials

Designer Jiangmei Wu, a faculty at Indiana University and principal of Tacit Design, has created a series of folded light fixtures that are made from 100 percent recycled cotton paper and LED light bulbs.

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Studio DRIFT’s Interactive Shylights Mimic How Flowers Attract and Repel Bees

Studio DRIFT’s Interactive Shylights Mimic How Flowers Attract and Repel Bees

Studio DRIFT’s interactive Shylights gracefully move up and down, opening and closing, similar to the way flowers attract and repel pollinating bees. Made from stainless steel, recyclable aluminum,

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GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

GravityLight Is a Cheap, Green Weight-Powered Alternative to Solar Lamps

London-based designers Martin Riddiford and Jim Reeves — from Therefore.com – spent four years developing a light that would provide a viable alternative to kerosene and sun-powered lamps for

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Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting

Reliance Foundry Launches Cutting-Edge Solar Bollard Lamp for Outdoor Path Lighting

When they are doing their job effectively, you might not pay any attention to the outdoor lamps that illuminate your nighttime path. But the recently launched Solar-powered Bollard Lighting Collection

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Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

Solar-Powered LuminAID Lamp Launches “Give Light, Get Light” BOGO Initiative

LuminAID is an inflatable, solar-powered light designed for a range of uses including disaster response and camping. Each light recharges with about five hours of sunlight, producing eight to 10 hours of

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Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building

Sunportal Uses Pipes to Deliver Daylighting Anywhere Within a Building

The Sunportal system tracks the sun and collects light throughout the day with an "Active Sunlight Collector" - and it's able to do so even on cloudy days. The collector redirects the light into an "Ultra

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8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled

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Super-Efficient iLumi LED Bulb Lasts for 20 Years and Can Be Controlled With a Smartphone

Super-Efficient iLumi LED Bulb Lasts for 20 Years and Can Be Controlled With a Smartphone

The new iLumi, unveiled this week on Indiegogo, is an energy-efficient LED bulb that lasts for 20 years and can be controlled by any smartphone. The bulb features iLumi's HyperLux technology, which allows

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Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr’s 2×4 Pendant Lamp Creates an Interesting Play Between Weight, Material and Light

Alexandra Burr's pendant light is a simple design that reclaims a 2x4 and transforms it into a modernist lamp with an industrial yet subdued look. The salvaged 2x4 has been whitewashed to add a

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Fabbian’s New Eco-Friendly Floor Lamps Are Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Fabbian’s New Eco-Friendly Floor Lamps Are Made from 100% Recycled Cardboard

Fabbian Illuminazione SPA, one of the leading lighting manufacturers from Italy, recently teamed up with Studio Pamio Design and P-one to unveil a new line of ecological lamps made from recycled

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Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 is a Wind-Controlled LED Light Installation in an Abandoned Helsinki Oil Silo

Silo 468 was originally built in the 1960s and it used to store 16,000 m3 of oil - but it has now been transformed into a wind-controlled lighting installation. Located on the water in the

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Schneid Enlightment’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made from Locally Sourced Wood

Schneid Enlightment’s Beautiful Lamps Are Made from Locally Sourced Wood

German lighting maker Schneid Enlightment set out to produce a line of lamps that produce warm, indirect light for living rooms. The company's gorgeous pendant lamps achieve that, and they're made from

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Paula Artzen Unveils Mesmerizing Lamps That Are Inspired by Nature at Dutch Design Week

Paula Artzen Unveils Mesmerizing Lamps That Are Inspired by Nature at Dutch Design Week

Paula Artzen’s work was hanging beautifully in a dark room at the huge Eindhoven design event in an exhibition called MIX’D. She usually finds inspiration in nature, like she did with her vulnerable

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Dazzling Dome Made From 30,000 LEDs Shines at Eindhoven’s Glow Festival

Dazzling Dome Made From 30,000 LEDs Shines at Eindhoven’s Glow Festival

Photo by Flickr user Jos Dielis There are few things more beautiful than a dazzling light display - unless the glowing sight is energy-efficient as well! Founded back in the 1930's, Luminarie de Cagna

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Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

With their vibrant colors and gracious forms, these OMI pendant lamps prove that elegant design and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. Working with surplus material from the fashion industry (mostly

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Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

Philips Unveils the Hue: The World’s Smartest LED Bulb

The light bulb has come a long way since Edison introduced the carbon filament back in 1879. Even within the last couple of years, we have seen improvements in the modern LED light, including the

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Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s 3D-Printed Loophole Lamp Casts a Warm Eco-Friendly Glow

Tim Durfee’s Loophole uses a common off-the-shelf fluorescent tube to create a simple source of diffuse light. Opaque paint on half of the U-shaped element blocks the direct glow, while allowing bright

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Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

Andre Valerio’s Cute Passa Cabos Lamp is Made From Renewable Cork

"Passa Cabos" is a cute cork lamp made by portuguese designer André Valério and produced by Ervilha Criativa. Valério says: “This project aims to explore the approach of objects and animals to humans

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Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

Julia Lohmann Creates Beautiful Lamps Out of Laser-Cut Kelp Seaweed

It seems that kelp can do just about anything. From stabilizing and thickening foods to fertilizing plants, this giant algae has a million different applications. But who could have thought it would make

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The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

Bored with the never-ending light bulb and lamp shade duet, Philadelphia native Judah Konigsberg designed The Square Tulip, a bold new LED lamp that resembles three square tulips in a flower pot. Like a

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Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Danny Taylor’s Dimmer Switch Teaches Kids Energy-Efficient Behavior With a Happy Face

Designer Danny Taylor found that most energy monitors do little to engage with children, so he created an interface for a light that attempts to inform children of energy wastage without bombarding them

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Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Muti Randolph Creates an Undulating Wave of LED Lights at Rio de Janeiro’s La Lampe Store

Randolph’s piece functions as both a light source and a conceptual art installation.  The forms are obviously inspired by waves, but they also successfully create the feeling of movement. Visually

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Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

Ethereal Snow Words LED Installation Celebrates Fallen Heroes With Showers of Light

The LED light segments in Snow Words are based a code derived from an aperiodic sequence. The lights are grouped together in varying pairings and spacing to represent mathematical equations involving

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Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Ambience Lighting Re-purposes Old Posca Markers Into a Colorful Posca Chandelier

Posca ink is used as a tool to make many creative pieces, but what about creating something from the Posca itself? Ambience Lighting from Melbourne, Australia designed the Posca Chandelier, a colorful

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Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Now! Le Off Unveils Surprising Eco-Designs at Paris Design Week 2012

Inspired by a recent trip to Iceland, Beatrix Li-Chin Lus created a series of stackable boxes shaped like volcanoes. She also exhibited a set of playful flower vases made from recycled wood with non-toxic

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Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Liege’s Reciprocity Biennale Explores the Relationship Between Craft and Industry

Tom Dixon's "Beat Light Fat" lampes are inspired by traditional brass cooking pots. The pieces have been batted into shape by hand by northern Indian craftsmen, and are 30% industry and 70%

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Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations

Matthew Springett’s Navigating Dreams Creates an Interactive Night Sky Installation of LED Constellations

Created in collaboration with 88 7-17 year-old campers, London-based architect Matthew Springett's Navigating Dreams is a beautiful installation of an imagined night sky comprised of LED constellations.

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rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

rAndom International’s Sparkling Rain Room Lets You Play in the Rain Without Getting Wet

After walking blindly into the darkened gallery space, visitors appear to somehow control the falling water; you can feel encapsulated by the rain, yet without getting wet as though they are mysteriously

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Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Sarah Turner Creates Gorgeous Chandelier from Recycled Coca Cola Bottles

Coca Cola commissioned eco artist Sarah Turner to create lighting and a massive recycled sculpture for their Hospitality Centre at the London 2012 Olympic games. At 2 meters wide the lights make quite a

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Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Tom Allen’s Beautiful Dama Lamp is Made From a Recycled Wine Jug

Barcelona-based design studio Lucirmás just launched Dama, a sustainably designed table lamp made from recycled materials by Australian designer Tom Allen. Each Dama lamp is made from a recycled 5-liter

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