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Pendant Lamp Made from Recycled Light Bulbs

Posted By Haily Zaki On April 13, 2009 @ 3:30 pm In Design,DIY,Green Lighting,Innovation,Recycled Materials,San Francisco | No Comments

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San Francisco’s James Sampayan offers up a bright idea for the Spring Greening DIY Contest [2] that combines old and new to create a lovely pendant lamp [3] that gives the lowly light bulb a second life during which to “live long and prosper.” James’ design snaps ten standard bulbs between two acrylic plates along with a single CFL bulb [4] that illuminates the rest. Simply crafted using bulbs, scrap acrylic, and miscellaneous Ace Hardware bits and bobs, this pendant is functional and economical. If you’re a fan of this design, be sure to vote for it in our contest post [5]!


Bulbs may indeed illuminate our world, but we’re still in the dark ages when it comes to figuring out what to do with them once they’re spent. More than a million [6] tons of glass, including light bulbs, are thrown away every year. Even the new, more efficient CFL bulbs can pose significant problems [7] once they are eventually spent. While this elegant pendant lamp doesn’t solve anything on a global level, it’s a great way to recycle on the househod level, and was one of our favorite entries in our Spring Greening DIY Design Contest [5].

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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/13/pendant-lamp-made-from-recycled-light-bulbs/jamesllap1/

[2] Spring Greening DIY Contest: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/03/18/inhabitat-spring-greening-contest/

[3] pendant lamp: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/08/bendant-customizable-pendant-lamp/

[4] CFL bulb: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/10/01/london-design-festival-2008-hulger-plumen-bulbs/

[5] contest post: http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/06/vote-now-in-the-spring-greening-design-competition/

[6] million: http://www.eco-action.net/pollution.html

[7] significant problems: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=7431198

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