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BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

BMW Unveils Beautiful Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle Charger in Germany

Inspired by the hyper-modern Coop Himmelb(l)au-designed architecture at BMW Welt, Point.One S's sleek organic shape blends superior functionality and design into a symbol for environmentally friendly

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Cast Natural Silhouettes on Your Walls with Organic Shadow Chandeliers

Cast Natural Silhouettes on Your Walls with Organic Shadow Chandeliers

If you liked the Hilden & Diaz fairytale chandelier, you're going to love these creations by John Winstead. His Organic Shadows chandeliers came about as an artistic dream to create interactive and

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Could Golden Nanoparticles Transform Trees Into Street Lights?

Could Golden Nanoparticles Transform Trees Into Street Lights?

Street lights are an important part of our urban infrastructure—they light our way home and make the roads safe at night. But what if we could create natural street lights that don't need electricity to

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The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

The World’s Largest Indoor Farm Produces 10,000 Heads of Lettuce a Day in Japan

A former Sony Corporation semiconductor factory in Japan has been converted into the world’s largest indoor farm. Japanese plant physiologist Shigeharu Shimamura, CEO of Mirai Co., partnered with GE

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SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

SturlesiDesign’s iLLuminite Acrylic Glass LED Lights Double as Playful Works of Art

Designer Amit Sturlesi created iLLuminite, a collection of night lights and ambient lights that doubles as playful and decorative works of art. Sturlesi laser cuts geometric lines into acrylic glass to

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Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form

Luke Lamp Co.’s Center Pendant Rope Lights Give Energy Efficient LEDs an Elegant New Form

Although ICFF is dominated every year by innovative and beautiful lighting designs, Inhabitat zoomed in on Luke Lamp Co.'s Center Pendant LED lamps as one of our favorite finds from the show. Within each

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VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

VIDEO: THE LED BULB CHALLENGE – We Upgrade 5 Designer Lamps at ICFF With Low-Energy LED Bulbs

By now, we hope that most of you know that swapping incandescent bulbs with LED bulbs saves money and energy, but there's still a lingering misconception that LED bulbs emit a cold, bluish light that is

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VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

VIDEO: How to Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Federal Light Bulb Phase-Out

You may have heard some buzz about the light bulb phase out - but do you know the details of what is actually happening and when? The Federal Energy Independence and Securities act began in the U.S. in

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VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

VIDEO: 6 Smart Home Products Which Will Cut Your Energy Bill

Feeling the pinch when it comes time to pay your monthly bills? Lucky for you there are a few simple steps you can take to cut down your energy costs. With just a few simple and inexpensive products -

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New Super-Efficient 2D LEDs Are 10,000 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair!

New Super-Efficient 2D LEDs Are 10,000 Times Thinner Than a Human Hair!

We live in three dimensions, and we sometimes think we might add more dimensions to that list as we advance. Scientists at the University of Washington may have just leap-frogged us into the future by

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2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

Before you start thinking the U.S. government is going to kick down your door looking for incandescent bulbs like they’re drugs – that’s not the case. The lighting ban isn’t a true ban; you’re

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Hans Kotter Makes Brilliant Light Installations With LEDs

Hans Kotter Makes Brilliant Light Installations With LEDs

Kotter crosses photography, sculpture and technology to create glowing installations that give physical form to light. In a constant exploration of new materials and techniques, he creates visually

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Goldee: The World’s Smartest Light Switch Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Goldee: The World’s Smartest Light Switch Launches Crowdfunding Campaign

Goldee has leaped aboard the smart home bandwagon with new technology that promises to revolutionize our relationship with light. Dubbed the "world's smartest light switch," the minimalist black square

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Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Kaal Masten Unveils the World’s First Solar Lamp Post

Take a look at the world's first stand-alone solar lamp post! The new solar-powered Spiritlighting column can harvest electricity during the day to light up the streets at night. The studio behind the

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Dodecado’s Dazzling Light Blocks Let You Create Your Own LED Lamps

Dodecado’s Dazzling Light Blocks Let You Create Your Own LED Lamps

Montreal-based Dodecado has created a playful set of sculptural light blocks that can be stacked to create practically any shape you can imagine. The blocks are lit by low-energy LED lights, and they snap

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NASA Reveals Plans to Start Growing Vegetables in Space this Year

NASA Reveals Plans to Start Growing Vegetables in Space this Year

NASA is planning to grow fresh vegetables in space, 230 miles above the Earth. Later this year the space agency’s Vegetable Production System (VEGGIE) program will send astronauts to the International

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John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

John Grade’s Luminous Capacitor Sculpture ‘Breathes’ in Response to Weather Patterns

Created for the Uncommon Ground exhibition in Wisconsin, John Grade's immense Capacitor sculpture responds to information from weather sensors located outside the John Michael Kohler Arts Center. It

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Alexis Tricoire Creates Recycled Hanging Mini Gardens For a Prague Mall

Alexis Tricoire Creates Recycled Hanging Mini Gardens For a Prague Mall

The Green Mobile Project by Alexis Tricoire is a series of hanging mini gardens above a set of escalators. The mobiles' sculptural form was inspired by shopping bags with a rectilinear volume with a

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CLOUD CEILING: An Interactive Installation Made from Thousands of Upcycled Light Bulbs in Chicago

CLOUD CEILING: An Interactive Installation Made from Thousands of Upcycled Light Bulbs in Chicago

Brown and Wayne's CLOUD in Calgary was an illuminating temporary installation where visitors could pull on cords to turn CFL lights on and off. The playful light exhibit was made up of 6,000 upcycled

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Crowdsourced Project Uses Kites to Monitor Air Quality in Beijing

Crowdsourced Project Uses Kites to Monitor Air Quality in Beijing

Beijing has some of the worst air quality in the world; conditions were so bad earlier this year that levels soared beyond the range of the US embassy’s air quality index. In an effort to more

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Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Researchers Create Cheaper, Greener OLED Lights Using Inkjet Printers

Photo via Shutterstock Organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) aren't quite as energy efficient as normal LEDs, but they're still far more efficient than traditional light bulbs - and new research could

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Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Group-Two Design’s LED Chandelier is a Futuristic Interpretation of a Classic Light Fixture

Long gone are the old-fashioned chandeliers outfitted with incandescent light bulbs and enough ornament to put a Christmas tree to shame. Group-Two Design recently brought their ultra-modern LED

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Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

Adam Frank Unveils Mesmerizing LUCID Mirror at BKLYN Designs 2013

We caught up with Adam Frank at BKLYN Designs this week, and we had a chance to check out his latest design, the LUCID Mirror. The mirror functions just like a typical reflective sheet of glass, but

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Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Snøhetta and AECOM Unveil New Design for Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco

Last fall, the Warriors announced plans to move from their current home in Oakland's Oracle Arena across the bay to Piers 30-32 in San Francisco. The proposal immediately raised concern that a new stadium

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Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

Philadelphia to Host Pong Tournament on the Side of a 30-Story Building

This month, Philadelphia residents will get a chance to play Pong on what's being described as the world's biggest video game screen. It's a classic marriage of modern architecture and arcade gaming.

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MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

MPowered’s Elegant Luci Solar Lantern Maintains a Single Charge for Three Months!

The 2013 Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Las Vegas this week, and once again, gadgets that make use of renewable energy are making headlines around the world. MPowered's Luci solar lantern is a

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How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

How Green Lighting Can Save American Businesses Millions of Dollars

Installing green lighting may seem like a small and simple change, but it's surprising how hefty the bottom line savings can be. Many companies across the globe have been switching to LEDs quietly and

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

If you read our enlightening “how to switch to LED bulbs” tutorial, you’ve hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we

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New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

New Korean LED Lighting System Is Inspired By The Bioluminescence of Fireflies

In another fantastic example of biomimicry, a team of South Korean scientists is studying fireflies in an effort to develop a better, less expensive LED lens. The team's research sees them essentially

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The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

The Square Tulip is a Cool New LED Lamp That Grows Out of a Flower Pot

Bored with the never-ending light bulb and lamp shade duet, Philadelphia native Judah Konigsberg designed The Square Tulip, a bold new LED lamp that resembles three square tulips in a flower pot. Like a

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