Green Lighting

Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

Amazing Cathedral Made From 55,000 LEDs Rises at Belgium’s Festival of Lights

The eye-catching structure will be a stand out out in the town and is the work of Luminarie De Cagna, an Italian family business. During local festive occassions, the company would light up buildings

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“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

2400 of the Rationell Variera IKEA pieces were used to create the Frozen Trees installation. The plastic pieces were connected to a lightweight metal frame and white monochromatic LED lights were

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Designed in collaboration with Austrian lighting company Zumtobel, the eL Masterpiece measures a statuesque nine feet long by almost 3 feet in diameter, and it weighs in at a massive 350 pounds! While the

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Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

The Urban Redevelopment Authority collaborated with Smart Light Singapore to build on the success of last year's i Light festival. 30 of the most striking works by multidisciplinary artists from across

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Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

New York-based architect Allison Patrick set herself the goal of creating 30 DIY designs in 30 weeks, and she called it the 30x30x3 Project. Based on her own version of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and

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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A clever solar panel

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Philips Unveils a Transparent Solar-Powered OLED Car Sunroof

Philips Unveils a Transparent Solar-Powered OLED Car Sunroof

Philips and BASF recently teamed up to create a hot new technology that could be the “it” feature in upcoming luxury electric vehicles – an OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode) that also

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SEPCO Installs 32 Solar-Powered Parking Lot Lights at the Kona Airport in Hawaii

SEPCO Installs 32 Solar-Powered Parking Lot Lights at the Kona Airport in Hawaii

SEPCO recently installed 32 solar-powered streetlights for the parking lots of the Kona Airport in Hawaii. Each system lamp uses cutoff optics, is dark sky approved, and features low-pressure sodium

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LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

LED Virtual Sky Promises to Make Office Spaces More Pleasant

Stacking people into windowless offices may be a cheap way to run a business, but it certainly takes a bite out of productivity. As most of us can testify, we would prefer the

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Solar-Powered Sun Catcher Sculpture Lights Up The Night in Clearwater, FL

Solar-Powered Sun Catcher Sculpture Lights Up The Night in Clearwater, FL

A new solar-powered Sun-Catcher lighting installation recently popped up in Clearwater, FL, where it brightens the night using energy from the sun. Part of the city's Sculpture360 program, the

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2012 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball to Dazzle With Philips LED Lights!

2012 Times Square New Year’s Eve Ball to Dazzle With Philips LED Lights!

Can you believe that 2012 is just a few days away? We're gearing up to ring in the New Year with style and what better way to do that than with green technology? The Times Square New Year's Eve

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LG to Unveil the World’s Largest OLED TV Screen at CES 2012

LG to Unveil the World’s Largest OLED TV Screen at CES 2012

We love OLED technology here at Inhabitat - for years it has been heralded as the next stage in energy-efficient displays, as OLED screens generate their own light, eliminating the need for backlighting.

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Glowing Red Garnets Pavilion Educates Travelers on Italy’s Timmelsjoch Road

Glowing Red Garnets Pavilion Educates Travelers on Italy’s Timmelsjoch Road

The Timmelsjoch is a well-known high mountain pass that links the Ötztal Alps along the border between Austria and Italy. The pass has historically been an important route for travel and is now famous

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Stunning Origami Solarcell Lamps Are Made From Folded Photovoltaic Panels!

Stunning Origami Solarcell Lamps Are Made From Folded Photovoltaic Panels!

Korea-born, Eindhoven-based Joon & Jung's Origami Solarcell is a polygonal low-energy LED lamp that is completely powered by the sun's energy. The pendant lights are made from a flexible photovoltaic

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Congress Passes Bill That May Slow the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Congress Passes Bill That May Slow the Incandescent Light Bulb Ban

Tucked inside the massive 1,200-page spending bill that's currently sitting on President Obama's desk is an agreement that overturns part of the incandescent light bulb ban. The agreement could seriously

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Studio Kalkwijk’s WakaWaka is a Super-Efficient Solar LED and Charger Developed for Rural Africa

Studio Kalkwijk’s WakaWaka is a Super-Efficient Solar LED and Charger Developed for Rural Africa

Electricity and lighting is something we often take for granted, but millions around the world live in areas lacking the proper infrastructure to even support turning on a lamp. In Africa, the market for

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Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is a Glowing Winter Wonderland Lit by Recyclable LED Topiaries

Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is a Glowing Winter Wonderland Lit by Recyclable LED Topiaries

Atlanta’s Botanical Garden is getting a modern twist on holiday lights this year and it involves glowing rows of LEDs! A collaboration with the Lighting Science Group and CD + M Lighting and Design

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Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

Reverse Sunglasses Outfitted with LED Lights Chase the Winter Away

With winter slowly closing in, grey skies are on the horizon - and we should all watch out for signs of seasonal affective disorder (SAD). Now three guys from Denmark think they've got the solution for

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Landscape Forms’ LEO Brings LED Technology to Outdoor Lighting

Landscape Forms’ LEO Brings LED Technology to Outdoor Lighting

Landscape Forms just announced the LEO - a versatile, low-energy, outdoor lighting solution. The LEO features a generous domed canopy light and it can be fixed as a pedestrian or streetscape lamp with

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GE to Illuminate the National Christmas Tree With Amazing LED Lights Today!

GE to Illuminate the National Christmas Tree With Amazing LED Lights Today!

Today marks the date of the National Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony in Washington, DC - and we're looking forward to a stunning unveil complete with sparkling strings of energy-efficient LED lights.

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Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

This installation includes over 5,000 frosted acrylic orbs that are connected via a series of fiber optic cables to a color-scrolling projector. The orbs are circuited in clusters, so that groups of orbs

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David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

This hybrid lighting design by David Markus utilizes two methods of power. During the day, light is brought into the room through a parabolic lens on the roof. At night, the lamp provides light from a set

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Meshmatics Combines Chicken Wire and Bamboo Paper into Brilliant Soft Lights

Meshmatics Combines Chicken Wire and Bamboo Paper into Brilliant Soft Lights

Rick Tegelaar's main inspiration for design is to discover new possibilities for existing materials. Based in Amsterdam, Tegelaar developed a unique machine to create weird and wonderful shapes for his

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Samsung Unveils New Line of Energy-Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Samsung Unveils New Line of Energy-Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Samsung just threw their hat into the growing LED market by launching a new line of bulbs that can suit practically any lighting need. The line features 7 energy-sipping bulbs that should fit practically

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WindyLights: Beautiful Wind-Operated Outdoor Lights to Illuminate Our World

WindyLights: Beautiful Wind-Operated Outdoor Lights to Illuminate Our World

WindyLight is a unique wind-operated, outdoor lighting system that has been designed to let soft gusts of wind illuminate our world. Every WindyLight is made from a series of WindyWheels, which are

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Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

Energy Harvesting Eco-leaf Shade Doubles as a Light Source at Night

The Eco-leaf is a solar shade concept that will lower your carbon footprint and brighten your living room. Eco-leaf's unique energy harvesting design integrates proven-technologies like solar, E ink, and

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LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

LuminAID: A Solar-Rechargeable Flat-Pack Emergency Lantern

In the event of a natural disaster it's not unlikely that the power would go out. While in some areas energy can quickly be restored, in others, the long wait in the dark can become uncomfortable. Enter

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Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett’s Chalkboard Lamp is Made from an Upcycled Pot

Wes Bennett came up with a genius idea for those pesky pots that new plants for your garden come in.  Instead of feeling guilt for trashing more plastic, he made this fun upcycled chalkboard lamp -

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