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Droog Design’s Slow Glow Table Lamp Changes Brightness by Melting Vegetable Fat
Posted By Lidija Grozdanic On August 27, 2012 @ 3:00 pm In Art,Design,Green Lighting,Green Materials,Innovation,Recycled Materials | No Comments
Instead of using an evacuated bulb or a bulb filled with halogen, the Slow Glow lamp is filled with a familiar organic material: vegetable fat . Created by NEXT Architects and designer Aura Luz Melis for Droog Design , the lamp constantly changes its brightness through the process of melting and re-solidifying the fat .
The melting  process starts once a required temperature is established within the bulb . The fat slowly melts, giving the light a warmer tone. The process takes about 2 hours, after which the fat returns to its original solid state.
The lamp was first presented at 2004 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan , as part of Droog’s “Go Slow” project. In line with the presentation theme, the Slow Glow Lamp underscores the “luxury” of taking things slow and invites you to enjoy a moment of rest.
+ Droog Design 
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 Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-slow-glow-table-lamp-changes-brightness-melting-vegetable-fat/slow-glow-lamp-next-architects-1/
 vegetable fat: http://inhabitat.com/nyc/new-study-finds-nycs-trans-fat-ban-to-be-a-huge-success/
 NEXT Architects : http://www.nextarchitects.com/
 Droog Design: http://www.droog.com/store/lighting/slow-glow-lamp/
 Image: http://inhabitat.com/the-slow-glow-table-lamp-changes-brightness-melting-vegetable-fat/slow-glow-lamp-next-architects-2/
 melting: http://inhabitat.com/the-solar-powered-sinter-3d-printer-turns-desert-sand-into-glass/markus-kayser-solar-sinter6/
 bulb: http://inhabitat.com/ryosuke-fukusada-unveils-glowing-wooden-light-bulb/
 Salone Internazionale del Mobile in Milan: http://www.inhabitat.com/milan-furniture-fair
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