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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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15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

15 Inexpensive Green Household Products That Can Save You Money And Cut Down Your Energy Bill

If you've been feeling the pinch like we have, you've probably learned to shop smarter, pack your own lunch, and cut back on the gourmet coffee, but you might still be missing out on big savings if your

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The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

The SunCarrier Omega Building is India’s First Net-Zero Energy Commercial Building

Located in the city of Bhopal, the SunCarrier Omega Building is the first net-zero energy building in India. The building features sun-tracking solar photovoltaic generators integrated with large

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Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

Designersblock Showcases Innovative and Quirky Eco Designs at the 2012 London Design Festival

BreadedEscalope studio presented their low-tech, low-energy, steam-bending machine and showed the public how it worked at this year's bustling Designersblock event. As 50% of the world's computer

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ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamp: Wonderful Animal-Shaped Light Bulbs Turn Your Home into a Glass Menagerie

ZOOlamps come in 5 varieties: Pettirosso Erithacus rubecula, Pesce palla faraona Arothron meleagris, Pesce palla liscio Sphoeroides pachygaster, Pinguino reale Aptenodytes patagonica, Pipistrello Amazona

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Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a Luminous Series of Modular Bamboo and Paper Lamps by Anthony Dickens

Tekiō is a glowing series of modular bamboo lights that can be adapted to take on any shape. Designer Anthony Dickens created the luminous lamps solely from bamboo and paper and launched them at

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Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Jake Dyson’s CSYS Lamp Extends the Life of Its LEDs by a Whopping 37 Years!

Up until now, heat-sink technology has been being used primarily in satellite technology, and Dyson is the first to use it in a consumer lighting context. Dyson set out to not only create a lamp for the

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Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Olympicene: New Molecule Shaped Like the Olympic Rings Could Revolutionize Solar Technology

Scientists from IBM Research Zurich just created a tiny 5-ringed molecule called olympicene that is only 1.2 nanometers wide— about 100,000 times thinner than a human hair. The new graphite molecule is

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Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Peteris Zilbers’ MoodBroom is a Quirky LED Lamp Disguised as a Broom

Here's one design that really "cleaned up" at New York Design Week - an LED lamp disguised as a broom. Spotted by our editors at ICFF, the MoodBroom by Peteris Zilbers looks like a mundane mop at first

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Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

Light&Contrast’s Adorable Ikebana LED Flower Lamps Use Innovative Lighting Technology

While making the rounds at NY Design week this week we spotted these cool LED flower lights by California-based design studio Light&Contrast. Inspired by the Japanese art of flower arranging, the

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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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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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CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

CuteCircuit Unveils Ready-to-Wear Smart Textiles (Including a Version of Katy Perry’s LED Gown!)

Have you ever wanted to be the center of attention like a scene-stealing celebrity? CuteCircuit is making that possible with their wearable technology savvy as they launch ready-to-wear smart textiles,

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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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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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Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Cree Unveils Its AeroBlades Modular Outdoor LED Lights

Lighting manufacturers Cree just unveiled a design for its new Aeroblades streetlights, modern, fin-shaped LED lights that the company hopes will replace traditional overhead streetlights. Cities

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10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

10,000 LEDs Adorn CuteCircuit’s Dazzling “Aurora” Dress

CuteCircuit first came onto our radar back in 2009 with their design of the world’s largest wearable display. Now it looks like the London-based atelier is back once again, this time with a glowing

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Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Mercedes Unveils Invisible Zero-Emission F-Cell Car

Invisible cars are no longer reserved for the likes of James Bond! In order to promote their new F-Cell Hydrogen Electric car, Mercedes-Benz has transformed one of their F-Cell vehicles into an

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Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

Field of Light: Bruce Munro’s Stunning LED Forest Springs Up in Bath

This installation includes over 5,000 frosted acrylic orbs that are connected via a series of fiber optic cables to a color-scrolling projector. The orbs are circuited in clusters, so that groups of orbs

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Interactive BotoxUtopia Installation Made From Emergency Blankets Fitted with LEDs

Interactive BotoxUtopia Installation Made From Emergency Blankets Fitted with LEDs

The pyramids are made from cardboard and reflective emergency blankets. Low-energy LEDs were then embedded into the geometrical pieces, which are hooked up on either end of the 10' x 26' installation to

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The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

The Green Cell: Kengo Kuma’s Design for the Taipei City Museum of Art Has an Insulating Green Roof

Principally a cultural hub, this building is also a mixed-use development complete with retail facilities that creates a bridge to the nearby train station and cable car. The main hall also connects to a

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Dazzling Light Installation by Bruce Munro Set to Sprout at Longwood Gardens

Dazzling Light Installation by Bruce Munro Set to Sprout at Longwood Gardens

Circuitry really is the new root system, no? Wires connecting us all over the planet. So it's inspiring to envision the coming work of artist Bruce Munro: a field of glowing orbs growing up out of

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Revolights LEDs Are Head and Tail Lights That Make Your Bike Glow

Revolights LEDs Are Head and Tail Lights That Make Your Bike Glow

Bike lighting is usually a pretty pedestrian affair: a handlebar-mounted headlight and possibly a seat-mounted rear flasher to make the bike visible to motorists. Palo Alto startup Revolights wants to

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Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

Bigg Design Transforms a Drab Scottish Underpass With Dazzling LED Lights!

This project demonstrates a great way to reclaim city spaces and turn them into 21st century places as the colorful lighting transitions completely transform the atmosphere  throughout the day and night.

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Pierre Ospina’s Blossom Lamps Create Diverse Gardens of LED Light

Pierre Ospina’s Blossom Lamps Create Diverse Gardens of LED Light

Pierre Ospina's Blossom Bulbs create a unique garden of light that is directly inspired by natures’ diversification through growth. These rubber lamps are varied in width and height and are designed

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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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Colorful LED-Lit Skateboards Keep Thrashers Safe at Night

Colorful LED-Lit Skateboards Keep Thrashers Safe at Night

Clear29's LT LED-lit skateboards are a triple threat - they're a green way to get around, they keep the rider safe at night and they look totally wicked. Each tricked-out board is outfitted with LEDs that

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U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Complaint

U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Complaint

Who said complaining at work never gets you anywhere? Based on the sole complaint of one sailor, the US Navy is set to transform its entire lighting system in its fleet of submarines. Traditionally U.S.

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