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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 acts as a window

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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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Fragile Future III: Delicate Dandelion Lights Sit at the Intersection of Nature & Technology

Fragile Future III: Delicate Dandelion Lights Sit at the Intersection of Nature & Technology

Studio DRIFT is currently exhibiting one of their installations at the Israel Museum as part of the Curious Minds Exhibit. Fragile Future III "tells the story about the amalgamation of nature and

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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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Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

Thailand’s Hilton Hotel Features Stunning Interiors Inspired by the Sea’s Deep Currents

The Hilton Pattaya hotel in Thailand is an oasis of natural luxury and relaxation that features long pools of calm water stretching out from its entrance. The stunning 302-room property's main lobby and

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Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Like a hardened sand castle, the sand shades are smooth to the mould they were cast in. Meiri simply uses glue to to create the tactile shades, covering the mould with glue and then sand. After the glue

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World’s Largest OLED Lighting Installation Unveiled with Over 1,400 Orbeos Panels!

World’s Largest OLED Lighting Installation Unveiled with Over 1,400 Orbeos Panels!

OSRAM has just unveiled a beautiful new OLED installation at the Qubique Berlin Tempelhof 2011 exhibition. A spectacular globe that uses over 1,400 OSRAM round Orbeos panels, the illuminating

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Beehive-Shaped Honey Lampshade Made From Eco-Friendly Felt

Beehive-Shaped Honey Lampshade Made From Eco-Friendly Felt

This flat-pack Honey Lampshade by The Small Green Company features a beautiful beehive-inspired form that settles into its full shape after hanging for a few days. The lampshade is made from

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Solar Electric Light Fund Shines a Ray of Hope on Haiti

Solar Electric Light Fund Shines a Ray of Hope on Haiti

The Solar Electric Light Fund (SELF) has installed 100 solar-powered street lamps in Haitian refugee camps Pétionville and Caradeux. Almost two years after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake rocked Haiti taking

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