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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 exhibit emphasized

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Modern Green Design Makes an Appearance In Milan’s Historic Brera District

Modern Green Design Makes an Appearance In Milan’s Historic Brera District

Dubbed "Hes for Artwo", this cool creation is the work of artist Carlo De Meo. The seat is an assemblage of nine bicycle saddles, and when you sit on it you're surely be inspired to go for a bike

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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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Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Iliahi Anthony's 'Infectious Cocktail Dress' uses clinical facemasks in a completely new way that challenges our preconceptions. Facemasks are normally associated with sterile environments, but their

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Memory Cloud is an Ethereal Animated LED Installation at Texas A&M

Memory Cloud is an Ethereal Animated LED Installation at Texas A&M

Memory Cloud is the winning design for a lighting installation in the new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall. Designed by RE:site (Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton, Artists) and METALAB (Andrew Vrana,

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Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

Lucrimas’ Nino Recycled Bottle Candle Lantern Creates a Cozy Glow

This cute candle lantern designed by Lucirmás is a stylish little addition that will bring a bit of charm to any situation. Made from the glass of a single Italian prosecco bottle and repurposed cork,

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Boston’s Big Dig Getting Massive $55 Million LED Lighting Retrofit

Boston’s Big Dig Getting Massive $55 Million LED Lighting Retrofit

Boston’s Big Dig tunnel is set to undergo a complete LED lighting retrofit, as many of its existing lights have prematurely corroded and the older fluorescent tube fixtures are failing at their support

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Alain Gilles’ Portable Nomad Solar Lamp Is a Safe Lighting Solution for Developing Countries

Alain Gilles’ Portable Nomad Solar Lamp Is a Safe Lighting Solution for Developing Countries

Kerosene lamps have been known to cause serious accidents in developing countries, but this new design by Alain Gilles provides a safe lighting alternative that relies simply on the energy of the sun to

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Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen's Alma Tree Lamp is an innovative lighting design concept that takes energy directly from nature without destroying it. Designed to be plugged directly into a tree, this project explores

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Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Lighting manufacturers Cree just unveiled a design for its new Aeroblades streetlights, modern, fin-shaped LED lights that the company hopes will replace traditional overhead streetlights. Cities

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IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA’s Beautiful New SOLKULLEN LED Lamp Floats Like a Paper Jellyfish

IKEA just unveiled its latest collection of designs, and one of the brightest is Ehlen Johansson's gorgeous SOLKULLEN LED pendant lamp, which makes efficient use of materials and energy. Glowing like a

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Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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VIDEO: Wrecking Crew Orchestra’s Tron-Inspired Dance Video is a Blaze of LEDs

VIDEO: Wrecking Crew Orchestra’s Tron-Inspired Dance Video is a Blaze of LEDs

Wearable LED suits are the hottest new thing on the market, but nobody makes them look better than the Japanese dance troupe Wrecking Crew Orchestra, whose recent Tron-inspired dance routine has gone

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Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch cobbles together reclaimed materials and colorful seaglass to make these unique chandeliers. "After having stared at one too many $1,295 rental apartment excuses for a ceiling light, I

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Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Cineteca Madrid's library is intersected by a trapezoidal staircase woven with clear plastic tubes filled with energy saving LED lights that give off just enough light to allow visitors to browse an

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Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

We've featured design student Natalie Sampson's cool and quirky lamps before and she recently sent us another to add to the list - this spiky fixture made of 100 toilet brushes! Sampson creates these

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