by , 01/22/07
filed under: Design, Green Lighting

Neueslicht, Neues Light UFO Chandelier, Fiber optic chandelier, fiber optic light, waterproof chandelier, Simon Bruenner, eco-friendly lighting design, energy efficient lighting

Neues Licht means “new light” in German, and we can’t think of a more appropriate name for this innovative lighting design company which creates futuristic lamps with fiber optics. Neues Licht wowed visitors at last week’s Cologne Furniture Fair with this fabulous UFO Chandelier made with fiberoptic cables arranged in a floating, glowing ring. Designer Simon Bruenner describes his celestial chandelier as “simplicity from another planet.”

Because Neue Licht’s lights are all fiber optic, the light source can be in a different room or better yet, could even be powered by sunlight – eliminating the need for electricity entirely. (We can’t wait to pair these guys up with sunlight-collecting Parans). With the light source separable from the fixture, even when using an electrical source these lights are completely waterproof, providing a beautiful lighting solution for wet rooms like spas and pool rooms. Any number of lights can be fed by one source, dramatically increasing energy efficiency and reducing maintenance costs. Behold the future of lighting: Neueslicht!

+ UFO Chandelier

Via Mocoloco
(Check out their terrific coverage of the Cologne Design Fair)

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  1. hector figallo June 15, 2007 at 4:03 am

    eres un artista…. que buen trabajo..

  2. Inhabitat » WOVEN... February 28, 2007 at 10:07 am

    […] die hard fans of both Dutch design and fiberoptic lighting here at Inhabitat, so it should come as no big shock that we were wowed by this gem of a light […]

  3. Joe Meredith January 23, 2007 at 2:20 pm

    I am a commercial contractor, this looks very interesting for daylight use, but do you use electrical lighting fed through these same fiber optics at night?
    Joe Meredith Sacramento, Ca.

  4. Jay January 23, 2007 at 9:48 am

    I too would love to see this in person. Having a modern home and being a techie, this would fit right in. Any one know if this can be found in NY?

  5. BJ January 23, 2007 at 8:27 am

    Interesting, I like looking at it, but I would never buy a light fixture that didn’t provide any usable light.

  6. David January 23, 2007 at 2:43 am

    Am I’m the only one that questions these products? Beautiful, yes, but practical, well that depends. I mean I’m reading from their site now and they (along with similar products oft touted here) are clearly light “sculptures” not LIGHTS. Fiber optics are super cool but I’ve yet to see them truly light a house at night which for me would come in handy as I still enjoy reading books and cool stuff like that, even after the sun has set. I’ve been a custom home builder for many years and have yet to find any major practical purpose of mood lights, and last I checked issues of necessity are principal concerns of most green building programs.

    I’m not against this, I’m simply confused as to why something that needlessly consumes power (yes, purely subjective and assumes electricity use) is being promoted as green.

  7. The Revolution Corporation January 22, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Sometimes fiber optic lighting comes across TOO minimal… & there really isn’t anything there to provide “woo factor”. Simon Bruenner knew what he was doing here. He used the medium as just that, a medium… and the outcome is a fixture with more “woo” than I’ve seen in lighting in a long time. I like it best with white light, but the color range is open… This is gong to be a great fixture for restaurants & hospitality… Hell… anywhere! Fancy an underwater lounge? Can you see it?!?

  8. Nick Simpson January 22, 2007 at 4:29 pm

    Very elegant, although I’d love to see it up close in case it looked a little plasticy. It’s great when something beautiful is more efficient than what already exists too!

  9. Inhabitat » SCINT... January 22, 2007 at 2:03 pm

    […] Neues Licht’s innovative fiber optic lamps were on display at last week’s design fair in Cologne. + Neues Light […]

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