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Solar LED ‘Leaf’ Streetlights by Jongoh Lee
Posted By Mike Chino On August 4, 2008 @ 10:00 am In biomimicry,Green Lighting,Solar Power,Urban design | 12 Comments
What if instead of standard streetlights your nighttime walks were brightened by light-laden boughs of luminous leaves? That’s the concept behind Jongoh Lee ‘s elegant Invisible Streetlight , a solar-powered alternative to those ubiquitous energy-sucking globes posted throughout parks and other public spaces. The lamps are designed to wind around existing branches, seamlessly integrating into their environs to enchanting effect. The design makes a wonderful addition to the current crop of beautiful  biomimetic  led lamps .
Entwined among existing tree branches, Lee’s lucent leaves store the sun’s energy throughout the day and burst forth with light at night in a visual metaphor for photosynthesis. “The most innovative element of Invisible Streetlight is that it does not require a support because the flexible body in the shape of tree branch is directly installed to the trees lining a street.”
The beautiful solution to un-intrusive nighttime lighting was recently awarded with a prestigious IDEA  award. Perfect for parks and other tree-lined spaces, the invisible streetlight provides an inviting ambiance without breaking up the experience of the outdoors.
+ Jongoh Lee 
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 beautiful: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/21/osram-oled-lamp-ingo-maurer/
 biomimetic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/18/milan-2008-stephan-siepermann-leaft-lamp/
 led lamps: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/07/yves-behar-leaf-lamp/
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