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Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

Merve Kahraman’s Revitalizer Wax Lamp Melts and Re-creates Itself Over Time

The Revitalizer Wax Lamp is not your typical light fixture. Created by London-based designer Merve Kahraman, the lamp features a wax shade that goes through a cycle of melting and reshaping. The lamp

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Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Water Light Graffiti LED Wall in France Needs Only Water to Paint a Picture

Antonin Fourneau worked for weeks in residence at Digitalarti Artlab to create the Water Light Graffiti project. The wall is made up of thousands of LED lights that were engineered to turn on when water

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Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Stairway to Heaven is a Brilliant LED Climbing Chandelier

Made from shiny metal and flickering crystals, just like your average chandelier, “Stairway to Heaven” is an illuminated ladder flipped upside down. Designed by Bertjan Pot, a recent

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ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica, Pipistrello Amazona

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Fatimata Ly’s Pounding Light is a Terra Cotta Chandelier Inspired by Power Cuts in Senegal

Fatimata Ly’s Pounding Light is a Terra Cotta Chandelier Inspired by Power Cuts in Senegal

When electrical shortages and power cuts occur on a regular basis, you need to be flexible with your lighting sources. Pounding Light is a versatile terra cotta chandelier produced by Fatimata Ly that was

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Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

Researchers Find Potential UV Exposure Risk from Compact Fluorescent Bulbs

CFL bulb photo from Shutterstock A study by the State University of New York at Stony Brook revealed that manufacturing flaws in some compact fluorescent bulbs can lead to potential UV exposure.

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Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

Olafur Eliasson Combines Art and Solar Technology to Shed Light On the 1.6 Billion People Who Live Without Electricity

The ability to switch on a light is something that many of us take for granted, but more than 20% of the world is left in the dark when night falls. With 1.6 billion people lacking access to electricity,

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Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

Giant Glowing LED Buckyball Coming to Madison Square Park in NYC

If you’re in New York this fall, keep your eyes peeled for artist Leo Villareal’s glowing, 30-foot tall “Buckyball” sculpture made of 180 LED tubes. Villareal will be bringing his

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Luke Anderson’s Alva Light Bulb is a Beautiful, Edison-Inspired LED Bulb

Luke Anderson’s Alva Light Bulb is a Beautiful, Edison-Inspired LED Bulb

Early Edison light bulbs were a thing of beauty, but they were also terribly inefficient. Modern LED bulbs are much more efficient, but they aren't always beautiful. Luke Anderson, a product designer from

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Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

Greypants’ New Recycled Cardboard Scraplights Are Now Available At Their Online Store

We first saw Graypants' Scraplights back in 2008 and immediately wanted one (or ten). Graypants is led by Jonathan Junker and Seth Grizzle out of Seattle, where they build chairs, tables, lights and even

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6 Superb DIY and Recycled Designs We Love at Superuse

6 Superb DIY and Recycled Designs We Love at Superuse

Bike Wheel Clock This cool clock by stuffmadefromstuff was made from an old recycled aluminum bike wheel. The wheels are used and will, according to the maker, and show signs of past use, scratches,

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A Touch of Lace Gives these Repurposed Glass Lamps a Romantic Sensibility

A Touch of Lace Gives these Repurposed Glass Lamps a Romantic Sensibility

These beautiful, multi-colored lamps are made from repurposed local bottles and glasses. Although we've have seen similar lamp concepts several times before, we like the simple yet romantic approach of

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“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

“Lit” Light Bulb Combines LED Technology With Fiber Optics

The “Lit” concept bulb designed by Elie Ahovi is an extremely elegant and innovative combination of LED and fiber optic technology, and could pave the way for incandescent replacements of the

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Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro Announces Largest Solar-Powered Field of Light for Ayers Rock, Australia in 2013!

Bruce Munro was first inspired to create his fields of light while traveling through Australia's red desert in 1992. He was amazed by the endless fields of flowers that burst up from the barren expanse

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Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell Suspends Time and Space With LEDs in Houston

Twilight Epiphany Skyspace by James Turrell Suspends Time and Space With LEDs in Houston

Turrell worked with Thomas Phifer and Partners as well as Linbeck contractors to realize the project's construction, which consists of grass, concrete, stone and composite steel. The rooftop LED light

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Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Justyna Poplawska Creates Sugar-Like Crystalline Lamps from Recycled Materials

Polish designer Justyna Poplawska has been experimenting with light and glass for several years now. Her latest creation is a cool pendant lamp called 'Luna', and it looks good enough to eat! While the

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Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Jellyfish-Like Underwater ORB Lights React to the Sounds of the City

Danish design and development team Urbanbotics has created a series of urban lights called ORBs that look like glowing underwater jellyfish! Designed for marinas, water fronts, lakes, river banks,

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Showraum’s ‘Beute’ Turns Corrugated Cardboard Into a Beautiful Hanging Light

Showraum’s ‘Beute’ Turns Corrugated Cardboard Into a Beautiful Hanging Light

'Beute' was created by Michael Wolke for Showraum as a unique piece of functional art. The hanging lamp is made from carefully selected pieces of corrugated cardboard, which are then arranged by texture

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Matthew Appleby Turns an Espresso Coffee Maker Into a Cute Lighting Fixture

Bialee is a cute little lamp made from a repurposed espresso coffee maker, designed by Matthew Appleby for Berlin-based Showraum. Using the filter and base of a traditional Italian cafetera,

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The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The LED Sustainable Light Swing Harnesses Kinetic Energy to Light Up Playgrounds

The Sustainable Light Swing is an interactive light installation powered by kinetic energy. Created by Guilherme Pena Costa and Ingrid Gabor, the swing is designed with the purpose of inviting people to

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EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

EL Sajjadah is an Illuminating Prayer Mat That Lights Up When Facing Mecca!

For years we've been keeping a close eye on UK-based Soner Ozenc, of SOPDS (Soner Ozenc Product Design Studio), who has wowed us repeatedly with his electroluminescent designs. But it is his latest

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The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

The Holonic Streetlamp is an Off-Grid Streetlight that’s Powered by the Sun and Wind

Streetlights are fixture of cities and towns across the world -- they literally guide us through the night. But even new LED streetlights require a large amount of energy, because they run all night long,

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Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Energy Field: Enormous Field of LED Lights Springs Up at Expo 2012 in Yeosu, South Korea

Each of the 380 blades in the Energy Field is 59 feet tall, and they tower over pedestrians and traffic on the adjacent street. The blades are made of artificial bamboo fiber, and they sway in the

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Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

Folding Stealth Desklamp Illuminates Your Computer Keyboard with a Row of LEDs

With the shift from paper to digital media, our desks don't need as much light as they did once before. With this in mind, Belgian designer Tim Baute, from Interror.be, created a flatpack lamp with a row

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Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Findelkind’s Quirky Pendant Lamps Are Made from Reused Cooking Whisks

Add a little flavor to your interior space with one of these “Chef de Cuisine” hanging lamps. Designed by German-based Findelkind, these cool lamps are handmade from repurposed cooking

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INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INTERVIEW: Inhabitat Talks to Dwell Editor-in-Chief Amanda Dameron About the Light & Energy Issue

INHABITAT: Can you tell us a little about Dwell's Light & Energy issue and what kind of content readers can expect when they pick it up on newsstands this month? AMANDA: I enjoy issue themes that

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Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

Arizona State University Creates World’s Largest Flexible OLED Color Display

A team from Arizona State University just broke new ground in OLED technology by creating the world's largest flexible color display screen. Flexible display screens have evolved by leaps and bounds in

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San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

San Francisco’s Bay Bridge To Be Lit Up with Massive LED Installation

The San Francisco Bay Bridge’s 75th anniversary will be one to remember with a massive LED light show suspended from the four towers on the bridge's west side. The entire span will be covered in 25,000

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London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

London’s Tower Bridge Gets LED Upgrade for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

  2012 is a big year for London (and the UK) with the  2012 Olympic Summer Games, the Diamond Jubilee and 60 years of James Bond films, so a project was undertaken to update the

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