Green Lighting

BRC’s Halide Chandelier Transforms 28 Disused Lightbulbs into a Dazzling Energy Efficient Lamp

BRC’s Halide Chandelier Transforms 28 Disused Lightbulbs into a Dazzling Energy Efficient Lamp

Benjamin Rollins Caldwell’s new LED chandelier fuses the structure of mid-century modern style with modern innovation. The Halide Chandelier recycles disused industrial elements into a dazzling,

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Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Allison Patrick Transforms Hundreds of Soda Can Tabs into Gorgeous Glowing Lampshades

Each of Allison Patrick's's handmade lamps can be used as either a hanging pendant or a table lamp by simply adjusting the metal frame inside. The drum-shaped structure comes in different sizes and they

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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation in the

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Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

The Armadillo lamp shade from New Zealand-based company Eco Effect is a flat-pack lamp shade made from recycled eco-board that is quick and easy to assemble. Armadillo means “little armored

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Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Modern Treetop Baby’s Bird House Night Light Illuminates Woodland Themed Nurseries

Woodland-themed nurseries are definitely our favorite baby decor-trend of the moment, and we found the perfect night light to go with all of the tree and woodland creature accessories you've already

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The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

Toronto-based Castor has come up with a radiant idea for reusing hundreds of burnt out light bulbs. The design team collected an array of working and non-working lamps and bulbs (all trashed) and fixed

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's pantry with

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100,000 Solar-Powered LEDs Flow Down the Sumida River in Tokyo

100,000 Solar-Powered LEDs Flow Down the Sumida River in Tokyo

At the Tokyo Hotaru Festival, the sea of blue LED lights flowed past the Tokyo Sky Tree, a radio broadcast tower that was completed in 2011 and is now the second tallest structure in the world after the

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Tomasso Guerra Transforms Old Reflex Camera Into Adaptable Lamp

Tomasso Guerra Transforms Old Reflex Camera Into Adaptable Lamp

It may seem excessive to use a reflex camera to build a lamp, but Tomasso Guerra's cool design looks so great, he's forgiven. The Italy-based designer combined a recycled DSLR with a semi-flexible

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GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE Launches First 100 Watt Equivalent LED Bulb Cooled by an Air Pump

GE just announced a new LED light bulb replacement for the 100 watt incandescent that uses pulses of air to keep cool. The design is the first of its kind in the LED industry, and it comes just in the

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

Totally wireless, incredibly lightweight and smaller than a quarter, the Thumb-Lite is a stick-on LED that turns anything into a flashlight. If you've ever felt the frustration of searching for something

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Lee Eunyeol’s Stunning LED Landscapes Light Up the Night

Lee Eunyeol’s Stunning LED Landscapes Light Up the Night

Lee's beautiful light installations makes the dark sky appear as if it's hiding something undefined. Although the installations are painstakingly fabricated by the artist, they somehow appear organic and

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Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Two years ago rock climber Dan Freschl quit his job as a battery engineer and set to work designing an environmentally friendly headlamp that didn’t rely on AAA batteries to function. After two years of

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Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian-born designer with an eye for seeing poetry in everyday objects. Looking past the obvious function of a teapot, he created these fairytale-like Teapot Lamps. By keeping the

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

Candles can transform nondescript spaces into soothing and romantic scenes, but they can also be a fire waiting to happen (considering 5% of all home fires are started by candles), and a smoky, waxy mess

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Brilliant Magnetic Bike Lights Automatically Turn On When Attached

Bike lights can often be fiddly little things to attach and detach from your bicycle, but Copenhagen Parts may have solved this mini conundrum - for steel bikes at least. They've created a set of cool

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NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

NBT Studio’s Ambihive is a LED Lamp and Sound System Packed Into a Single Cardboard Wall Fixture

Cardboard becomes a sleek and modern material choice with NBT Studio's AmbiHive, an ambient wall light and high-tech speaker all-in-one. Made from sustainable Inverted Corrugated Board (ICB), the

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Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Louise Campbell’s Intricate Papercuts Lamps Shine at Milan Design Week

Danish designer Louise Campbell's intricate Papercuts series of paper lamps really shined during Milan Design Week. Folded from paper just like origami and then sliced with delicate cutouts, the

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Pension Fur Produkte’s Recycled Paper Honey Lamp Glows Like a Hive

Pension Fur Produkte’s Recycled Paper Honey Lamp Glows Like a Hive

Hamburg-based company PENSION FÜR PRODUKTE has been turning out innovative paper pendant lamps since last year. They recently debuted their latest lamp at the Milan Furniture Fair, which takes a cue from

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Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

The gorgeous lamps are made from heat-resistant industrial polyester paper, which was initially engineered to be used for motor filters. Each sheet has been folded into sharp angles, points and shapes to

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon unveiled a beautiful array of designs at his MOST exhibition during Milan Design Week, and one of our favorites was his gorgeous golden Etch Light Web. An exploration of mathematics and

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Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Last year Ed Chew won our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition with a brilliant geometric Tetrapak lamp made of hundreds of strips of recycled packaging linked together with absolutely no adhesives.

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Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips has announced that it will be launching the most energy-efficient, high performance light bulb ever made - the award-winning L Prize LED Bulb in stores on April 22, 2012, just in time for Earth

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Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

Tom Dixon Invites Visitors to Design Their Own Flat Pack Lamps at Milan Design Week

At this year’s Milan Design Week Tom Dixon joined forces with Digital Forming Studio to create a “Co-Design Bar” where visitors could customize and digitally print their own lamps! The

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Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

Superlatives Welcomed: Tom Dixon’s MOST Exhibition Is a Milan Salone Highlight

DEZEEN STUDIO Following their successful collaboration on the experimental audio installation JamScape at the Salone last year, Dezeen has again teamed up with Jawbone on the Dezeen Studio Powered by

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Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Energy Saving Light Only Turns On When Your Eyes are Open

Most energy-conscious people remember to turn lights off when leaving a room in order to save energy, but one conservationist named Randy Sarafan has taken this practice to the next level. In light

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’85 Lamps’ Chandelier by Droog Gets Eco-Friendly LED Update

’85 Lamps’ Chandelier by Droog Gets Eco-Friendly LED Update

LED light bulbs have been lighting up everything from homes to art installations, and it seems even the most iconic light fixtures have been getting eco-friendly updates. Case in point:  Droog's

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