Gallery: TOM DIXON’s GLOWB Eco-Light Giveaway on Wednesday!

designer tom dixon in trafalgar square london and his chair installation from 2006

In conjunction with the London Design Festival 2007, leading British Designer Tom Dixon will take over London’s Trafalgar Square with a large lighting installation. But it gets better than just an installation: following the success of the 2006 “ChairGrab,” Dixon will give away 1000 lights on Wednesday, September 19th! The “GLOWB” is a low-energy, CFL light that will be displayed in a chandelier cluster- get there fast to get your hands on some free green design!

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  1. Inhabitat » TOM D... September 18, 2007 at 3:30 pm

    […] part of the awesome installation of eco GLOWB lights currently at Trafalgar Square in London for the Design Festival, Tom Dixon will be giving away 1000 […]

  2. John September 17, 2007 at 1:09 pm

    There’s a lot more to Glowb than the technology inside them. Find out about all the thought that’s gone into the packaging, distribution and recycling of your old incandescent bulbs. This not just a light bulb, it’s something of a green crusade.

  3. Sherwood September 17, 2007 at 1:33 am

    The mercury issue is a scare tactic used by poorly educated and/or misleading opponents of CFLs.
    The mercury in a CFL is LESS than that produced by a coal-fired power plant to produce the additional electricity used to power an incandescent bulb. In addition, the mercury is contained – i.e. it can be recycled or disposed of properly (vs. mercury from a power plant that is put into the air we breath). As far as life cycle goes, lasting 10 times longer than incandescant is also pretty good.
    Final verdict: CFL = green unless you are off the grid. (LED = really green!)
    BTW, CFL light is also MUCH better quality than it was 5-10 years ago.

  4. marc September 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm

    Those “eco” lights are using less power than an incandescent bulb to make the same amount of light, but inside, there is some mercury and other really toxic subtances… That’s an example of how it is complicated to be green : you have to consider the whole life cycle of an object. So those lamps are not very green.

  5. Richie September 16, 2007 at 2:31 pm

    So the ‘glowb’ has a more pleasant luminescence ? That’s great ,because anyway you slice it, energy saving flourescent bulbs give off horrible lighting. It will be nice to see what these ‘glowbs’ actually look like. Hopefully they’ll be a success in England and get released in the USA.

  6. THOMAS GATHMAN September 16, 2007 at 1:53 am


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