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HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out

By now, most of you have probably heard about the incandescent light bulb phase-out starting this year (likely as a result of the ridiculous political bickering about the lighting legislation in the

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Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

Ryosuke Fukusada’s Glowing LED Lamps are Suspended in Crocheted Nets

We recently showed you Ryosuke Fukusada's innovative and playful designs, which include wooden light bulbs and tiny cakes shaped like furniture; his recent project, Net Lamps, places efficient LED lamps

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Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

Eco Effect’s Flat-Pack Armadillo Lamp Shade Provides Armor for Your Light Bulb

The Armadillo lamp shade from New Zealand-based company Eco Effect is a flat-pack lamp shade made from recycled eco-board that is quick and easy to assemble. Armadillo means “little armored

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The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

The Invisible Chandelier Reuses Hundreds of Burnt Out Bulbs In One Brilliant Luminaire

Toronto-based Castor has come up with a radiant idea for reusing hundreds of burnt out light bulbs. The design team collected an array of working and non-working lamps and bulbs (all trashed) and fixed

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Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Tommaso Guerra Creates a Colorful Chandelier from Recycled Glass Jars

Italian designer Tommaso Guerra has an amazing way of transforming everyday practical objects into designs with new meaning and expression. By filling glass jars taken from his grandmother's pantry with

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PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

PRODUCT REVIEW: Thumb-Lite is a Stick-on LED That Turns Anything into a Flashlight

Totally wireless, incredibly lightweight and smaller than a quarter, the Thumb-Lite is a stick-on LED that turns anything into a flashlight. If you've ever felt the frustration of searching for something

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Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Battery-Free Bosavi LED Headlamp Recharges Via USB

Two years ago rock climber Dan Freschl quit his job as a battery engineer and set to work designing an environmentally friendly headlamp that didn’t rely on AAA batteries to function. After two years of

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Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra Turns Teapots into Poetic Lamps With a Twist

Tommaso Guerra is an Italian-born designer with an eye for seeing poetry in everyday objects. Looking past the obvious function of a teapot, he created these fairytale-like Teapot Lamps. By keeping the

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PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

PRODUCT REVIEW: We Test Out the LED Candle Light You Can Actually Blow Out

Candles can transform nondescript spaces into soothing and romantic scenes, but they can also be a fire waiting to happen (considering 5% of all home fires are started by candles), and a smoky, waxy mess

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Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

Victorian Ruins Transformed Into Modern Dovecoat Music Studio

When the architects at Haworth Tompkins surveyed the site in Snape, Suffolk, the only thing standing was a ruinous brick foundation. The minimum necessary brickwork repairs were carried out before

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Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

Brecce Lamps by Marco Stefanelli Wedge Bright Lights Into Logs

'A lamp within a log' is the cool idea behind Marco Stefanelli's gorgeous Brecce (Breaches) Collection, which debuted at this year's Milan Furniture Fair Cascina Cuccagna show. A combination of light,

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Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

Berlin’s Passive Minimum House is a Modernist Glass Residence in the Woods

With the aim of blending the boundaries between indoors and outdoors, Ahlbrech Felix Scheidt Kasprush Architects designed this glowing glass home within a pine forest in Germany. Called Minimum House, the

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Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

Superstudio Designers Shine Bright at the Milan Furniture Fair

This is a gorgeous bio-ethanol stove dubbed Planika caught our attention for its monument-like form. The ARTernative artistic chair by Luca Gnizio caught our eye for its innovative use of

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Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Brilliant ‘Satellite’ Floor Lamp is Made Entirely of Ground-Up, Recycled CD Cases

Dutch Designer Dirk Vander Kooij repurposed an industrial robot to produce new designs from recycled e-waste. Unveiled during Milan Design Week, his “Satellite” floor lamp is a beautiful

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The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

The Best Green Designs in Ventura Lambrate at the Milan Furniture Fair

Ento by Julene Aguirre, Jacky Chung, Aran Dasan and Jonathan Fraser from RCA, is a project investigating the nutritional value of eating of insects. The project examines and how they are processed in

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Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Vicky Pendant Lamp Terrarium Shines a Light on Indoor Gardening

Mexican-born, Netherlands-based designer José de la O unveiled a brilliant hanging pendant lamp that doubles as a vegetable garden at this year’s Milan Furniture Fair. Dubbed “Vicky”,

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7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

It's amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people

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Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon’s Etch Light Web Projects Amazing Geometric Shadows

Tom Dixon unveiled a beautiful array of designs at his MOST exhibition during Milan Design Week, and one of our favorites was his gorgeous golden Etch Light Web. An exploration of mathematics and

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Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Ed Chew’s CORE is a Quirky Lamp Made From Recycled Coconut and Tetrapaks

Last year Ed Chew won our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition with a brilliant geometric Tetrapak lamp made of hundreds of strips of recycled packaging linked together with absolutely no adhesives.

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Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips’ Innovative New L Prize Winning 10W LED Bulb Will Launch for $50 on Earth Day

Philips has announced that it will be launching the most energy-efficient, high performance light bulb ever made - the award-winning L Prize LED Bulb in stores on April 22, 2012, just in time for Earth

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Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Brilliant Decafé Lamp is Made From Recycled Coffee Grounds!

Taking advantage of the renewable and biodegradable attributes of coffee, Spanish designer Raúl Laurí created an innovative, experimental and very cute lamp. Dubbed the Decafé Lamp, it is made from a

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Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s Lygo Lamp Can Be Assembled Like LEGO Blocks

Studio Mango’s cool and contemporary Lygo Lamp gives a nod to our favorite childhood building block - the LEGO! Each Lygo Lamp comes in a thin package which contains a lighting fixture and 144

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MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

MAKE Architecture’s House Reduction Is a Compact Family Home With Sliding Walls

The minimalist home is the first from Victoria-based MAKE Architecture, who completed the construction just last year. Built with sliding walls and big windows for plenty of natural light, the home's

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Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Transformations: RISD Students Recycle Everyday Objects Into Incredible New Designs for Salone Milan

Iliahi Anthony's 'Infectious Cocktail Dress' uses clinical facemasks in a completely new way that challenges our preconceptions. Facemasks are normally associated with sterile environments, but their

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Memory Cloud is an Ethereal Animated LED Installation at Texas A&M

Memory Cloud is an Ethereal Animated LED Installation at Texas A&M

Memory Cloud is the winning design for a lighting installation in the new Memorial Student Center 12th Man Hall. Designed by RE:site (Norman Lee and Shane Allbritton, Artists) and METALAB (Andrew Vrana,

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6 Amazing Origami Designs!

6 Amazing Origami Designs!

Anja Markiewicz's Amazingly Tiny Origami German artist Anja Markiewicz makes tiny origami figures from pieces of paper that are less than an inch long. Using a toothpick, her skilled hands and a load

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Boston’s Big Dig Getting Massive $55 Million LED Lighting Retrofit

Boston’s Big Dig Getting Massive $55 Million LED Lighting Retrofit

Boston’s Big Dig tunnel is set to undergo a complete LED lighting retrofit, as many of its existing lights have prematurely corroded and the older fluorescent tube fixtures are failing at their support

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Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen’s ALMA Lamp Is Powered by Trees

Theresa Harmanen‘s Alma Tree Lamp is an innovative lighting design concept that takes energy directly from nature without destroying it. Designed to be plugged directly into a tree, this project

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Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon’s New Fin LED Pendant Lamp Is Equal Parts Elegance and Engineering

Tom Dixon's new Fin Light is a beautiful, new collection of lamps that reveal the British designer's admiration for designer-engineers like Buckminster Fuller. As the feature of his ‘Luminosity’

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Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

Omer Arbel’s Gorgeous Chandelier Glows Green With Hanging Succulents

“Where there’s light there must be life.”  Omer Arbel places this thought at the core of his beautiful ’38′ chandelier. Designed to illuminate a room with both its

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