It’s no secret that lighting has the ability to change a person’s appearance, from green-tinged fluorescents that make skin look sallow to honey-hued natural lighting ideal for dreamy portrait photos. Lighting company Plumen wants to take the guesswork out of great lighting with the Plumen 003, their latest designer energy-efficient bulb that “makes you look more beautiful.” The sculptural LED is wrapped in a gold-colored shade to create a warm diffused glow mimicking candlelight.
Unveiled after five years in the making, the hanging Plumen 003 light bulb combines two lights into one: a focused, direct light below and a flattering, diffused sidelight. HULGER, Claire Norcross, and Marie-Laure Giroux designed the bulb, drawing inspiration from Danish designer Poul Henningsen’s PH lamp, created in 1925. Like the PH lamp, which combined elements of kerosene oil lamps and electrical bulbs, Plumen 003 seeks to combine the warmth of an incandescent bulb with the energy efficiency of LEDs.
“Sustainable design often lacks sex appeal – LED bulbs being no exception,” said Plumen creative director Nicolas Roope. “We decided that to attract customers to this new technology we needed to create an efficient light bulb that was also inspiring and beautiful in its own right.” In addition to its beautiful design, the luxurious Plumen 003 is engineered to reduce glare and heat. The Plumen 003 light bulb is estimated to last for 10,000 hours and is available for preorder with delivery in November.
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