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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

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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 [2]‘s elegant Invisible Streetlight [3], 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 [4] biomimetic [5] led lamps [6].


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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 [3] 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 [2]

+ International Design Excellence Awards [3]

Via NOTCOT.org [7] and It’s Green Design [8]


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[1] Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/08/04/solar-led-leaf-streetlights-by-jongoh-lee/

[2] Jongoh Lee: http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_details.asp?individual_id=143918&sort_by=1&http://www.coroflot.com/public/individual_details.asp?individual_id=143918&sort_by=1&

[3] Invisible Streetlight: http://www.idsa.org/IDEA_Awards/gallery/2008/award_details.asp?ID=35918336

[4] beautiful: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/21/osram-oled-lamp-ingo-maurer/

[5] biomimetic: http://www.inhabitat.com/2008/04/18/milan-2008-stephan-siepermann-leaft-lamp/

[6] led lamps: http://www.inhabitat.com/2007/06/07/yves-behar-leaf-lamp/

[7] NOTCOT.org: http://www.notcot.org/post/12422/

[8] It’s Green Design: http://itsgreendesign.blogspot.com/2008/07/invisible-streetlight.html

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