Low-energy bulbs like you’ve never seen them before

by EcoStreet on November 21, 2007

in EcoArt, EcoTech

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London based boutique electronics company, Hulger, is searching for a producer for their latest design project, the Plumen low-energy light bulb. They were designed to counter the ugliness of CFLs that are currently available, and are objects d’art in their own right. No need to hide these babies under a bushel lampshade.

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[via: dezeen]

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Ivette November 23, 2007 at 8:50 am

This is absolutley great. I’ve been thinking about this… but someone did it for me. Just awesome. When do they come to the US?

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Heather December 3, 2007 at 11:24 pm

Seems like the second, and maybe the third, design shown is not much more than an excess amount of raw product used to make what could be made (and is being made)with much, much less. Do people really care that much about what the bulb under the lampshade looks like? And will these folks soon realize there are bigger issues to worry about? One can only hope…

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julia ortmans February 16, 2008 at 9:40 am

Are you doing anything about the colour of the light – I would prefer a less icy effect for a warmer golden.

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Uncle B May 25, 2008 at 1:42 am

Exactlyu what I need to replace those damned mock flame bulbs in my dining room chandelier! Not something I will use in every socket, but certainly a blessing for those places where the naked bulb is visible, even if through stained glass.

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Mark November 11, 2008 at 7:55 pm

These are just beautiful. I have eco lights, there is so much which can be done in terms of design and mood. I have reviewed quite a lot of different eco lights at http://www.ecotrendspotter.com but i have not yet got round to doing these ones. one item for the eco trend spotter team to review.

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Len Davies February 8, 2009 at 10:06 am

Can low energy bulbs be manufactured in clear glass. Many tks your comments. L.Davies

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Kyriaki (Sandy) Venetis March 4, 2009 at 3:58 am

I think the light bulbs are really cool. I also wonder if they are available in the U.S. Energy efficient bulbs are a nice start for people just becoming eco-friendly, and they save money in the long run.

I also wrote an article on my news and lifestlye blog- GreenVitals.net -that I think people might also find useful. The artcile is called Do-It-Yourself Home Energy Sanving Tips. It has advice about cheap things that people can do to cut major cost in their homes, like buying an insulating jacket for a water heater. I don’t sell stuff on my site, just free advice. It’s worth taking a look at.

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Will Kaiser May 27, 2009 at 3:45 pm

Great article. They just keep coming up with more and more reasons to quiet the nay sayers!

Will Kaiser’s last blog post..Turn down the faucet

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Maria June 16, 2009 at 4:00 pm

What to do with the bulbs & their mercury content after use? that is the question????
Why aren’t we hearing about LED lights which are supposed to be harmless- but expensive- would someone in the know let me know please!

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Tracy Stokes June 16, 2009 at 7:40 pm

@Maria: at the moment (i.e. until LED’s are more widespread and more affordable) you can have your CFL’s safely recycled by Ikea in the UK and US, and Pick n Pay in South Africa. The great thing about CFLs is that they last for years, so you shouldn’t have to recycle too often.

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Henry November 8, 2009 at 4:13 am

I really support this kind of campaign. If all the world change their lights to Eco lights, it will give a huge positive impact to energy conservation and green house gas emission.
.-= Henry´s last blog ..5 Reasons Why You Should Wake Up Early =-.

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Maggie February 14, 2011 at 9:30 pm

Useful information in this article and in the comments – thanks for Sharing!

Read my first blog post!
http://ecoflirts.blogspot.com/2011/02/sustainability-is-sexy.html

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