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Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Lighting manufacturers Cree just unveiled a design for its new Aeroblades streetlights, modern, fin-shaped LED lights that the company hopes will replace traditional overhead streetlights. Cities

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Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

Quirky Eco-Lamps Made from Recycled Trash by Luis Teixeira

We love featuring brilliant designs made from discarded items, and these illuminating eco-lamps by designer Luis Teixeira are certainly worth noting. Using what the designer refers to as

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Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Alain Gilles’ Nomad Solar-Powered Portable Lamp is Much Safer Than Kerosene

Addressing a string of deadly kerosene lamp accidents in slums that have killed hundreds of people and left even more homeless, designer Alain Gilles created a safer alternative called the Nomad solar

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MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

MIT Researchers Create LED Light That Exceeds 100-Percent Efficiency

Light bulbs have always been pretty inefficient, even those that have a rep for using less juice, like LEDs. Because of the energy conversion process, they consume more energy than they actually need to

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Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Magical OLED Installation by Torafu Architects Is Inspired By Cherry Blossoms

Torafu Architects designed a magical installation inspired by Yozakura, a traditional Japanese custom of enjoying flowering cherry blossoms during the night. Commissioned by Kaneka for last year's

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INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

INFOGRAPHIC: Efficient Light Bulbs to Replace Energy-Sucking 60-Watt Incandescents

Energy-sucking 60-watt incandescent light bulbs are still found in homes around the world, however there a variety of light bulbs out there that last longer, consume less energy, and provide up to 95% of

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Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Limited Edition “Listen Closely” Lamp Shades are Made with Legacy Sails from Canada Place

Designers at Large has produced 75 limited edition ‘Listen | Closely’ lamp shades made with the legacy sails fabric from Canada Place. The title of the project is meant to encourage individuals to

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VIDEO: Wrecking Crew Orchestra’s Tron-Inspired Dance Video is a Blaze of LEDs

VIDEO: Wrecking Crew Orchestra’s Tron-Inspired Dance Video is a Blaze of LEDs

Wearable LED suits are the hottest new thing on the market, but nobody makes them look better than the Japanese dance troupe Wrecking Crew Orchestra, whose recent Tron-inspired dance routine has gone

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Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch Cobbles Together Colorful Sea Glass Chandeliers Using Recycled Materials

Thomas Troisch cobbles together reclaimed materials and colorful seaglass to make these unique chandeliers. “After having stared at one too many $1,295 rental apartment excuses for a ceiling light,

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Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Avant Garde Cineteca Madrid Glows With Dozens of LED Tubes

Cineteca Madrid's library is intersected by a trapezoidal staircase woven with clear plastic tubes filled with energy saving LED lights that give off just enough light to allow visitors to browse an

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Ingo Maurer Unveils Innovative Geometric LED Wallpaper

Ingo Maurer Unveils Innovative Geometric LED Wallpaper

Ingo Maurer is a German light designer best known for his cute Birdie Lights, but for his latest project, he joined forces with Architects Paper to develop a glowing wallpaper piece. Made from a large

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Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

Natalie Sampson’s Funky Spiked Lamp is Made of 100 Toilet Brushes

We've featured design student Natalie Sampson's cool and quirky lamps before and she recently sent us another to add to the list - this spiky fixture made of 100 toilet brushes! Sampson creates these

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Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

Spiraling Pendant Lamp Made Entirely of Clothes Hangers by Natalie Sampson

UK-based designer Natalie Sampson created this spiraling pendant lamp by fanning velvet coat hangers into an elegant helical form. The lamp casts beautiful shadows upon nearby surfaces, and it can be

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NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE Lights Turns Plastic Bags into Illuminated Modern Art

NUBE lights may look like modern art at first glance but they're actually made out of everyday, discarded materials. Each one is made from anywhere from 10 to nearly 100 reclaimed plastic bags depending

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Solar and Wind-Powered Triton Buoy Lights Up to Provide Ships With Safe Passage

Solar and Wind-Powered Triton Buoy Lights Up to Provide Ships With Safe Passage

Triton is an alternative warning and guidance buoy designed for use at sea. Conceived by Dr.Hakan Gürsu from Design Nobis, the system harnesses the sun and the wind to generate renewable energy for its

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Jacob Sutton’s Ghostly Snowboarder Surfs the Alps in a Glowing LED Suit (VIDEO)

Jacob Sutton’s Ghostly Snowboarder Surfs the Alps in a Glowing LED Suit (VIDEO)

World-renowned fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton shot this incredible film of a ghostly snowboarder wrapped in glowing low-energy LED lights swooshing through snow and trees at night. Sutton

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BGWorld’s Recycled Kamikarze Lamps Are Made from Forgotten Toys

BGWorld’s Recycled Kamikarze Lamps Are Made from Forgotten Toys

New Zealand-based design studio BGWorld recently released their latest collection of recycled lamps dubbed ‘Kamikarze Lamps’. The quirky lamps are handcrafted from discarded toys in need of a new

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LMNOQ’s Awesome Stormy Weather Lamps Are Made from Recycled Vegetable Cans

LMNOQ’s Awesome Stormy Weather Lamps Are Made from Recycled Vegetable Cans

Recently featured at Design Miami, the Stormy Weather lamp collection by LMNOQ is an experiment in frugality and sustainability. Made entirely from recycled tin vegetable cans collected from local

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Jan Lampei’s Jar Lamp is a Clever Recycled Chandelier

Jan Lampei’s Jar Lamp is a Clever Recycled Chandelier

Jan Lampei is a brilliant lamp made from recycled jars that was a finalist in the 2012 Green Furniture Awards. The light consists of an organic wooden structure fitted with sterilized jam jars attached

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Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

Paul Coudamy’s ‘F-Light’ Ceiling Lamps Are Made from Recycled Airplane Panels

If you can't help but dream about jetting off to a tropical paradise when you're in an office board meeting, then don't look up at these overhanging F-Light Lamps by Paul Coudamy. Made from the cutaway

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Chile’s Rodrigo Alonso Creates Brilliant N+ew Lights from Recycled E-Waste

Chile’s Rodrigo Alonso Creates Brilliant N+ew Lights from Recycled E-Waste

A great sustainable feature that will bring a sparkle to any room, these N+ew Lights by Rodrigo Alonso have been created with a rotomolding technique employing e-waste. The Chilean designer gets his

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Lazerian Unveils Celestial Lamps Made from Folded Paper

Lazerian Unveils Celestial Lamps Made from Folded Paper

Manchester-based Lazerian just unveiled a stellar set of Paper Light Shades named after the stars that define the vertices, which make up the Northern hemisphere's Summer Triangle - Altair, Deneb and

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“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

“Frozen Trees” Made of 1000s of Ikea Plastic Bag Dispensers Light Up Lisbon

2400 of the Rationell Variera IKEA pieces were used to create the Frozen Trees installation. The plastic pieces were connected to a lightweight metal frame and white monochromatic LED lights were

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Bulbous Handmade Paper Lamps By Paula Arntzen Hang Like Glowing Sculptures

Bulbous Handmade Paper Lamps By Paula Arntzen Hang Like Glowing Sculptures

The series from the Dutch product designer almost resembles a collection of glowing paper waterfalls suspended from the ceiling. Although the material the artist uses this time around is not recycled, the

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High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

High Flying F-Light Lamps Made From Recycled Airbus A300 Jets

We’ve seen old airplanes recycled into hotels, homes, and restaurants, but Paul Coudamy is taking things piece by piece with his incredible F-light. The designer has transformed the walls of an old

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Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Daniel Libeskind Unveils Shimmering LED Chandelier Inspired by the Big Bang

Designed in collaboration with Austrian lighting company Zumtobel, the eL Masterpiece measures a statuesque nine feet long by almost 3 feet in diameter, and it weighs in at a massive 350 pounds! While the

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Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

The Urban Redevelopment Authority collaborated with Smart Light Singapore to build on the success of last year's i Light festival. 30 of the most striking works by multidisciplinary artists from across

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Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

Gorgeous ‘Skyphos 1′ LED Chandelier Hypnotizes Like a Bioluminescent Jellyfish

To create her shimmering jellyfish-like Skyphos 1 chandelier, Kateřina Smolíková used glass blowing, melting, and casting techniques. The lucent form looks delicate, but her careful selection of

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Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

Beautiful Artichoke-Shaped Pendant Lamps Made From Recycled Novels, Maps and Magazines

New York-based architect Allison Patrick set herself the goal of creating 30 DIY designs in 30 weeks, and she called it the 30x30x3 Project. Based on her own version of the 3 R’s (Reduce, Reuse, and

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Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

Sunshine in a Bottle: Consol’s Solar Jar Captures the Sun’s Rays and Lights Up at Night

There are all kinds of awesome sustainable lighting projects illuminating the planet these days but we have developed a new soft spot for the Consol Solar Jar from South Africa. A clever solar panel

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