Jon Dioffa

HULGER PLUMEN BULBS: Innovative Compact Fluorescents

by , 10/01/08

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Hulger‘s beautiful Plumen bulbs explore the possibilities of the energy-efficient CFL, reworking its staid form into fluid light sculptures that dare to be covered up or hidden from view. Named for the plume-like forms that spiral and descend from the light’s pendant fitting, these brilliant bulbs celebrate and encourage the use of CFLs. We caught sight of them at (re)design‘s Lighten Up exhibit at this year’s 100% Design.


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Unsatisfied with the paltry selection of CFL’s available today, Hulger sought to broaden their appeal by exploring different design options:

“Despite there being an abundance of CFL producers, we see only three basic bulb formats available: The Radiator, The Ice Cream Whip and the Tungsten-esc types. Each style is uniform in shape, with no variation, tension or interest. It seems strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination.”

Their beautiful re-envisioning of the common CFL is motivated by a desire for people to purchase the bulbs from an aesthetic want as opposed to a nagging guilt. We first covered Hulger‘s Plumen Bulb launch last year, and we are pleased to see the variations that the product has developed since then.

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5 Comments

  1. area rugs manhattan August 20, 2010 at 6:29 am

    These designs go to show that CFls don’t have to be ugly!

  2. Akemi@1STOPlighting December 11, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Check out my blog, 1STOPlighting, for the article on the L Prize by the DOE. I think there’s plenty to be done in revolutionizing lighting and this may be an effective means of spurring it. Additionally, we also have other articles in the Green Lighting mode.

  3. emckay October 8, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I’m giving a talk on non-incandescent lighting at the Las Vegas Design Center on Nov 7. May I use a photo and some txt from your website in the presentation? I’ll give you credit.

    These shapes are extraordinary. Suddenly the CFL is attractive.

  4. Akemi@1STOPlighting October 2, 2008 at 7:14 pm

    I always wondered if it was possible for these manufacturers to do something different beyond those neat coils. They’ve imbued the plumes with a suggestion of movement and craftsmanship. I wonder if they dare to sponsor artists to take it a step or two further with art installations.

    Akemi
    blog.1stoplighting.com

  5. Annie Bankss October 1, 2008 at 8:51 am

    Great looking bulbs. Hope the cost will be reasonable so more people can do their part in Saving Energy.

    Annie Bankss
    Save Our Planet

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