LED lighting

Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System’s Ethereal 3D-Printed LED Leaf Lamps Shine Light on Natural Design

Nervous System is a "generative design studio" that harnesses cutting-edge technology to create art, jewelry, and housewares modeled after processes found in nature. They develop computer programs that

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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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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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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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Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

Beautiful Snow-Capped Mountain House is Buried into a Dutch Hillside

The Dutch House was an experiment in what Denieuwegeneratie refers to as both sustainable hardware and software. Sustainable hardware consists of locally-sourced lark timber used to frame the ample facade

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Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Pristine Eco POD Hotel is a Snow-capped Getaway Cabin in Switzerland

Robust Outdoor Brands builds their mini-houses with FSC-certified wood and use no glue or harmful chemicals in the process. They can be extended or equipped with an advanced solar ventilation system that

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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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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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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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Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Awesome Best Hut Treehouse in New Zealand Has a Remote-Controlled Drawbridge

Jono explained to us in an email that when he was a kid he used to source his salvaged materials in sometimes not-so-legal ways (like from the neighbor's yard) but now he says he uses Facebook to ask

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Landscape Forms’ LEO Brings LED Technology to Outdoor Lighting

Landscape Forms’ LEO Brings LED Technology to Outdoor Lighting

Landscape Forms just announced the LEO - a versatile, low-energy, outdoor lighting solution. The LEO features a generous domed canopy light and it can be fixed as a pedestrian or streetscape lamp with

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David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

David Markus’s Clever LED Hybrid Light Uses a Parabolic Lens to Amplify Sunlight

This hybrid lighting design by David Markus utilizes two methods of power. During the day, light is brought into the room through a parabolic lens on the roof. At night, the lamp provides light from a set

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Samsung Unveils New Line of Energy-Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Samsung Unveils New Line of Energy-Efficient LED Light Bulbs

Samsung just threw their hat into the growing LED market by launching a new line of bulbs that can suit practically any lighting need. The line features 7 energy-sipping bulbs that should fit practically

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The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

The LED Power Outage Lighting System Provides Energy-Efficient Backup Illumination for Your Home

Electricity blackouts in the United States have skyrocketed over the past two decades, making it all the more important for homeowners to have backup systems in place in case their power goes out. With

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Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

Bagley Pedestrian Bridge in Detroit Provides Safe Access to Canada

In the 1960's a giant chasm in the middle of Mexican Town was cut to make way for I-96 and I-75, as part of an effort to ease congestion on the Ambassador Bridge connecting Detroit to Windsor in Canada.

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San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

San Francisco’s Imaginatively Interconnected Harrison 1×2 Residences by Studio 12

One of the Harrison Street Residences lies parallel to the street, cloaking the inner courtyard and allowing for greater privacy, space and light shared within a dense urban area. The second residence

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Fernanda Marques’ Greenery Topped Brazilian Loft is a Paragon of Luxury Eco-Design

Fernanda Marques’ Greenery Topped Brazilian Loft is a Paragon of Luxury Eco-Design

At 2,228 square feet, the home is fairly large, but Marques has done a fantastic job of making sure that this footprint is not destructive to the natural environment. Both the exterior paneling and

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Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

Jason Miller’s Modular LED System Is an “Endless” Beam of Bright Light

If you're looking for a new approach to lighting your home in an eco-friendly way, perhaps this piece by designer Jason Miller for Roll & Hill Designers will do the job. Dubbed "Endless", this LED

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Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt’s Interactive “Hopscotch” Light Installation Makes Rainbows

Meinhardt's “Hopscotch” installation, showcased at the Vivid Sydney light and music festival, had visitors hopping up and down to create their own LED light rainbows. The low-energy light installation

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Incredible Solar-Powered Shape-Shifting Bridge Also Purifies the Air

Incredible Solar-Powered Shape-Shifting Bridge Also Purifies the Air

How does a moving bridge produce energy? With foldable photovoltaic panels of course; but Sanzpont, which has been featured on Inhabitat several times in the past, is never satisfied with the bare

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VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

VIlla 4.0: Hexagonal Dutch Home Gets a Green Facelift

The architects stuck to the existing materials as much as possible though certain interventions, such as upgrading the outer walls and roofs, were necessary, as was insulating the building to improve its

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Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

Nosigner’s Lunar LED Lamp Places the Light of the Moon in Your Hands

If you've ever been told to reach for the moon, we have the perfect light for you. Japanese designer Nosigner has created a gorgeous spherical lamp that puts the whole moon in the palm of your hands.

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Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Yasser Jamani’s Cityscape Light Brings Dazzling Urban Skylines Indoors

Inspired by cityscapes, this customizable light by Yasser Jamani allows individuals to get a taste of urban planning by letting them choose the shape of their own skyline. Using a perforated aluminum

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Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

Gorgeous Underground Museum Hides Below Buenos Aires’ Government House

The Museo del Bicentenario blends history and modern technology in an elegant and conscientious way, deep under Buenos Aires’ Pink Governmental House. Its 54,000 square foot galleries stretch in and out

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Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Winners of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

GRAND PRIZE WINNER - ED CHEW'S TETRA PAK LAMP! We guess hard work really does pay off because all those nights that designer Edward Chew spent cutting box drink cartons into hundreds of strips and

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LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE: Bright Ideas Voting Closes Tonight!

Did you get a chance to cast your vote yet in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition? Voting for the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition closes TONIGHT at midnight, which makes this your last

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Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Nourishment Lamp Takes the Lead in the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition is nearing its end, but the battle for the best is still raging on. In fact, Carolyn Joan Lau's Nourishment Lamp has just shot to the top of the pack, with

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Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

Spiralling Turbine Pendant Lamp Made With 100% Recyclable Materials

The Turbine Pendant Lamp is a great example of green design that is incredibly versatile as well. Its thoughtfully conceived form can be appreciated indoors and out -- either hanging from the ceiling or

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ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

ECO LAMP SMACKDOWN: Vote Now to Decide Which Lamp Wins the Bright Ideas Design Competition!

Last week, we announced 40 fabulous finalists in our Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition to find the best, most luminous examples of eco lamp designs, and the competition is really starting to heat

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Announcing the Finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Announcing the Finalists of the Bright Ideas Lighting Design Competition!

Light Bit of Reading Lamp by Lucy Norman Lucy Norman's "Light Reading" is made entirely from discarded books found at charity shops. Every page is folded in half, producing a circular arrangement which

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