LED lighting

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

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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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Moonlight Solar Night Lights Eliminate Dangerous Kerosene Lamps In Cambodia

Moonlight Solar Night Lights Eliminate Dangerous Kerosene Lamps In Cambodia

As Mathieu Young was traveling around Cambodia he met two employees of KamWorks by accident outside a guesthouse one night, who introduced them to their work and the Moonlight. Young was able to visit

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Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Pierre Ospina Plants a Forest of LED Blossom Bulbs at ICFF

Ospina used the rubber linings of tires to wrap each lamp's pillar-like base in a black, semi-glossy covering. Staggered along each lamp are a series of leaf-shaped cut outs that cradle spherical LED

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Aqua Creations’ Stunning Origami LED Lamps are Folded from a Single Sheet of Paper

Aqua Creations’ Stunning Origami LED Lamps are Folded from a Single Sheet of Paper

Tel-Aviv-based artist Ayala Serfaty and photographer Albi Serfaty’s lighting and furniture designs have stood the test of time. Aqua Creations Lighting & Furniture Atelier began in 1994, and since

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Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Philips Announces the World’s First LED Replacement for the 75-Watt Bulb

Tomorrow Philips will unveil the world's first LED replacement for the 75-watt incandescent light bulb during the LIGHTFAIR International trade show. The new Philips EnduraLED A21 17-watt light bulb is

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Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

Re:Vision Architecture Merges Historic Quaker House With Net Zero Annex

The 150 year old Quaker house, now a small museum, needed structural improvements and a new place for gatherings. The design takes advantage of the work by inserting underfloor heating tubing into the old

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Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Molo Unveils Special Edition Japan Relief “Heartfelt” Hobo Totebag Lantern

Our friends over at molo recently released their portable Hobo Lanterns to much fanfare and we just got news that the interior design duo has now unveiled a special edition version of the tote-shaped LED

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Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Molo’s Translucent Hobo Lantern is a Light and a Bag All in One

Here at Inhabitat, we’re big fans of innovative interior design-duo Molo, so we were psyched when they sent us news of their latest awesome paper lighting invention – the Molo Hobo Lantern! An

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Modern WAT LED Lamp Powered By Life Giving Water

Modern WAT LED Lamp Powered By Life Giving Water

Don't let a lack of outlets spoil your perfectly planned lighting intentions. Here's one lamp from designer Manon Leblanc that harnesses the power of water to provide for lovely interior lighting -

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Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Spain Shines Bright With Elegant Eco Lighting Options

Living in country that constantly basks in the beautiful sun, it comes as no surprise that Spain's lighting designers know a thing or two about inspiring light. From lighting systems reminiscent of

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Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

Study Finds LED Diodes Contain Unsafe Levels of Carcinogenic Toxins

A study by UC Irvine's Department of Population Health & Disease Prevention has discovered that LED diodes contain unsafe levels of carcinogenic toxins. While LED's less energy friendly cousin's, CFLs,

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