sustainable lighting

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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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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Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Crea-re Studio Creates Beautiful Hanging Lamps From Wooden Clothespins

Sometimes the most beautiful designs are also the simplest - Crea-re has created a line of hanging and standing lamps made almost entirely from repurposed wooden clothespins! When the lamps are turned on

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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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Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

Top Ten Green Lighting Designs at New York Design Week 2013

LED Chandelier - by Group-Two Design Group-Two Design's elegant LED Chandelier updates the trope of the classic baroque chandelier with twenty-first century lighting technology, and sleek modern lines.

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Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon’s Dazzling Geometric Cell Lights Shine Like Jewels

Tom Dixon's new Cell Lights shine like dazzling geometric gemstones. Spotted earlier this year at Milan Design Week and again at the International Contemporary Furniture in New York, these gorgeous brass

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Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s Scatter/Gather Lamp is Made from Salvaged Driftwood

Hinterland’s rustic-chic Scatter/Gather chandelier is a low-energy light made from artfully arranged pieces of driftwood that were collected from the coasts of British Columbia. The hand-made pendant

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Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

Flat Pack LED World Lamp is Made From Lightweight Recycled Materials

The World Lamp is a new shop light that pairs energy-efficient LEDs with a clever collapsible design that packs flat to ship and can be easily assembled once it arrives. The World Lamp uses about half the

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Space Farms: Heliospectra LED Lighting System Could Grow Veggies in Space

Space Farms: Heliospectra LED Lighting System Could Grow Veggies in Space

Heliospectra’s new LED lighting system has been chosen by the German Aerospace Center (DRL) as part of the EDEN (Evolution and Design of Environmentally-closed Nutrition sources) research initiative.

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Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

Designers Unveil Dazzling Low-Energy Lights at Euroluce 2013 During Milan Design Week

The 2013 Euroluce exhibition during Milan Design Week featured striking light installations that balance high technology with emotive aesthetics and intangibility with functionality. These might seem like

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Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Light for a Cause: Buy a Flat Pack Groovy Lamp and Support the Virgin Unite Foundation

Joe Player, an inspiring, young entrepreneur, has just launched a fundraiser called Light for Cause on the popular crowd funding platform Indiegogo. The fundraiser offers the opportunity to pre-order a

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Merry-Go-Round: A Collection of Tables and Lights made from Trash by Design Stories and Returhuset

Merry-Go-Round: A Collection of Tables and Lights made from Trash by Design Stories and Returhuset

Swedish studio Design Stories and Returhuset have come together to produce Merry-Go-Round, a collection of tables and lights made from objects that are traditionally seen as waste materials. The

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Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Pani Jurek’s Inventive Test Tube Chandeliers Are Inspired by Chemist Marie Curie

Designer Pani Jurek has constructed these brilliant two-tiered chandeliers from test-tubes which can be individually transformed by filling them with flowers, water, or anything that fits! The artist

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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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Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Wake Forest Develops Revolutionary New FIPEL Light-Emitting Polymer Lamp

Researchers at Wake Forest University recently developed a revolutionary new type of light bulb! Forget the days of fragile glass and toxic mercury - these amazing new bulbs use nanotechnology to create a

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Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

Upcycled Bottles Become Giraffes, Hippos and Pigs in Nishi Chuahan’s Animal Farm Lamp Collection

No backyard barn job, this collection of glass animals is comprised of a series of preserve jars, wine bottles and other used glassware transformed into playful lamps. Working with wood and lac turnery

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8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

8 Festive LED Christmas Lights To Save You Energy & Green Your Holidays

Now that autumn has arrived, the holiday season is ramping up - and it's never too soon to start thinking about decor for the winter festivities to come. This year, instead of rolling out that tangled

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Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

Naomi Paul’s Handcrafted OMI Pendant Lamps are Crocheted from Fashion Textile Scraps

With their vibrant colors and gracious forms, these OMI pendant lamps prove that elegant design and sustainability can go hand-in-hand. Working with surplus material from the fashion industry (mostly

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Tabitha Bargh’s Striking Textured Lamp Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Tabitha Bargh’s Striking Textured Lamp Is Made from Recycled Corrugated Cardboard

Exploring Designjunction at the London Festival this year, one of the designs that caught our eye was this beautiful and unusual lamp shades made of corrugated cardboard. Created by British designer

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Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Willem Heeffer Recycles Old Skis Into a Star-Shaped Chandelier

Designer Willem Heeffer created a new interior for Helsinki-based travel agency Elamysmatkat, and one of the stars of the show is a beautiful chandelier made from recycled skis! Elamysmatkat reached out

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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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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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Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

Si Studio Unveils Gorgeous Origami Animal Lamps at Milan Design Week

The gorgeous lamps are made from heat-resistant industrial polyester paper, which was initially engineered to be used for motor filters. Each sheet has been folded into sharp angles, points and shapes to

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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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Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

Singapore’s Luminous i Light Festival Will Be Lit Up by Shimmering LED Sculptures

The Urban Redevelopment Authority collaborated with Smart Light Singapore to build on the success of last year's i Light festival. 30 of the most striking works by multidisciplinary artists from across

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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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Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Gorgeous Lamps by Nir Meiri are Made from Grains of Desert Sand

Like a hardened sand castle, the sand shades are smooth to the mould they were cast in. Meiri simply uses glue to to create the tactile shades, covering the mould with glue and then sand. After the glue

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WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

WAC’s OLED Chandelier Is Sure to Inspire With Its Eco-Friendly Light

Everyone has been eagerly awaiting the moment OLED technology will make its way into the mainstream, and we're happy to report that the solid beginnings of this movement are finally starting to show. WAC

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