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QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

QisDesign’s LED Coral Reef Lamps Light Up with a Quick Flick of the Wrist

These stunning Coral Reef lamps from QisDesign light up with a just a quick flick of the wrist. Spotted at the International Contemporary Furniture Fair, the lamps feature three overlapping disc-shaped

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Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Google Unveils Brilliant Android-Controlled LED Light Bulb

Today Google flipped the switch on a remarkable new LED bulb that can be controlled by any Android device using the company's new open-source wireless networking protocol. The search giant worked with

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MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

MIT’s Amazing Festival of Art Features Floating Orbs, Mood Readers and Solar Powered Rocking Chairs

This incredible installation demonstrates what happens when art, science and technology merge on behalf of the planet. Most of the designs feature energy efficient technologies or materials and open

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Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Stardust: Crystallized Sugar LED Lamp is All Sweetness and Light

Won Joon Lee was born in Seoul, Korea and is currently studying for his BFA in designed objects at the SAIC in Chicago. Stardust is the result of an intense two-semester design project that focused on the

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Bamboo Trees Light up the Night With Luminous LED Leaves

Bamboo Trees Light up the Night With Luminous LED Leaves

Each of the LED-lit leaves is made of laser-etched plexiglass and mounted onto an artistically assembled shaft of bamboo. Each leaf contains a collection of red, green, blue, and white LEDs mounted on

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Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic’s Emotion-Reading Interactive LED and OLED Lights Debut in Milan

Panasonic Electric Works Co., Ltd has created a spectacular interactive installation of energy efficient, emotion-reading lights for the Salone del Mobile 2011 exhibition in Milan. Designed by Ferruccio

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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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Bridgelux Cuts LED Costs by 75% With Revolutionary Silicon-Based Technology

Bridgelux Cuts LED Costs by 75% With Revolutionary Silicon-Based Technology

The Bay area startup Bridgelux has unveiled a brand new LED technology that can reduce upfront costs by a whopping 75%. Despite being an environmentally-friendly and energy-efficient alternative to

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Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

We're big fans of all of the futuristic new LED lights that have been popping up, but sometimes their shiny, modern looks distract from an outdoor space's natural beauty. That's why we were delighted when

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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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Elegant Rima Lamp Boasts a Series of 65 Sliding LEDs

Elegant Rima Lamp Boasts a Series of 65 Sliding LEDs

There is something truly delightful about the Rima lamp, which features a series of 65 LEDs suspended on a thin horizontal rail. Designed by Dreipuls, the lamp has individual rings that can be slid along

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2011 Times Square Ball Shines Bright With 32,256 LEDs

2011 Times Square Ball Shines Bright With 32,256 LEDs

The iconic New Year's Eve Bal set to drop this year in Times Square was designed by none other than Waterford Crystal and Philips Lighting. The ball, which makes its annual 1 minute journey on New Year's

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Hand-Cranked LED Lantern Emits Nostalgia But No Fumes

Hand-Cranked LED Lantern Emits Nostalgia But No Fumes

There's something nostalgic about old kerosene lamps that evokes thoughts of camping around a cozy fire - until you remind yourself of all of the respiratory problems the toxic fumes can give you. Well

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Mexico Announces Largest LED Streetlight Project in Latin America

Mexico Announces Largest LED Streetlight Project in Latin America

LED lights are coming to Mexico in a big way -- Quintana Roo's Estate Governor Félix González Canto recently announced during the UN climate change conference in Cancun that the municipality of Othón

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Energy-Efficient ESL Bulbs to Hit Shelves Next Year

Energy-Efficient ESL Bulbs to Hit Shelves Next Year

Not a fan of CFL bulbs but don't want to shell out the cash for LEDs? Enter the Electron Stimulated Luminescence bulb (ESL), designed by Vu1 Corporation. The bulb just passed UL certification -- meaning

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7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

7 Stylish Energy-Saving Desk Lamps Featuring LEDs

One of the best ways to cut down your electricity bill is to switch over to LEDs. Not only are these lighting systems more energy-efficient, but they boast a much longer useful life and emit just a

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7 Stylish Energy-Saving LED Desk Lamps

7 Stylish Energy-Saving LED Desk Lamps

If you've been wanting to swap out your electricity guzzling incandescent lamp with a smarter option, the world of LEDs may be just the illumination you're looking for. These radiant light sources are

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Gorgeous LED Origami Cards Transform Into Pendant Lamps

Gorgeous LED Origami Cards Transform Into Pendant Lamps

These enchanting origami holiday cards by Tomomi Sayuda come as kits complete with folding instructions and an illuminating LED. The series is called 12 Folds because each one requires 12 folds to

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Energy-Generating Bed Harnesses the Rhythm of the Night

Energy-Generating Bed Harnesses the Rhythm of the Night

We've seen some pretty impressive green beds before, but this one takes the cake. Designed by Arthur Xin, the Ecotypic Bed has overhead LED reading lights, speakers to play music to wake you up, an LED

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San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

San Diego to Unveil Nation’s Largest Wind-Powered LED Light Show

Attention, residents of San Diego, California: keep an eye out for the launch of the largest interactive green energy lighting project in North America! The Port Commissioners and Caltrans just unveiled

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Coral Light is a Fun LED Fixture Inspired by the Sea

Coral Light is a Fun LED Fixture Inspired by the Sea

The Coral Light is an LED lamp inspired by the exquisite corals of the ocean. Imitating how natural coral reflects rays of light through the sea's surface, the Coral Light creates a visually mesmerizing

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The Coral Reef Light is an Ocean Inspired LED Lamp

The Coral Reef Light is an Ocean Inspired LED Lamp

Two of the best ways to keep your energy bill low is to stick with LED bulbs and to only use as much light as you need - simple enough ideas, no? As obvious as these thoughts may be, these green gestures

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Liquid LED Lights Made From Recycled Plumbing Hardware

Liquid LED Lights Made From Recycled Plumbing Hardware

These beautiful light fixtures by Tanya Clarke are made from recycled pieces of plumbing hardware that have been retrofitted to spout a “drip” of glass illuminated by LED bulbs. Called Liquid

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Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

Largest LED Change Out Yet Coming to a Chilis Near You

We like to keep close tabs on the latest news in LED innovation, but in reality it doesn't really mean much unless the technology is used. That's why we were impressed when we heard that Brinker, the

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LED Hourglass Switch Shuts Your Lights Off for You

LED Hourglass Switch Shuts Your Lights Off for You

One of the hardest things about saving energy is disciplining ourselves to turn off our lights and appliances when they aren't in use. Well designers Jia Wen Chen & Wei-Ting Chen came up with a

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Philips Develops World’s First AC-Powered OLED

Philips Develops World’s First AC-Powered OLED

Philips reached a new milestone in OLED lighting this week: the first AC-powered OLED module. In the past, OLED technology required DC voltage -- a requirement that meant OLED panels had to contain

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Archilede LED Street Lamps Cut Energy Use by 40%

Archilede LED Street Lamps Cut Energy Use by 40%

Italy's leading manufacturer of high-end lighting, iGuzzini illuminazione, has just announced its new Archilede LED street-lighting system for the U.S. market. The innovative LED lighting system saves

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Spain Illuminates the World of Eco Lighting

Spain Illuminates the World of Eco Lighting

Spain is known for its delicious food, soulful music and dance and fantastic beaches, but did you know that it's the source of some of the world's coolest green lighting too? That's right -- designers

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