All posts tagged: lightbulb

AlessiLux LED

I am noticing a trend in incredibly designed LED lightbulbs. Shipping this month, Foreverlamp AlessiLux is a new line of energy-efficient LED bulbs, tabletop lamps, and luminaires from Eindhoven–based Foreverlamp Europe and Crusinallo–based Alessi with forms inspired by flames, drums, and even robots. My favorite is “Ricordo” by Frederic Gooris (above), a modern tribute to the obsolete, but not forgotten, oil lamp (Giovanni Alessi Anghini and Gabriele Chiave also designed pieces in the collection). Unfortunately for us in North America, the lamps are currently only shipping to EU Member states (table lamps are approximately 50 Euros, and the bulbs approximately 35 Euros.)

Plumen Lightbulb

I have seen a lot of unusual lightbulb designs, but this one falls into a new category. The producers of the award-winning, energy-efficient Plumen, hope that the bulb’s appealing form will be a more attractive option than the standard (and unpopular) swirly CFL design. Designed by Samuel Wilkinson and U.K.-based Hulger, Plumen uses 80% less energy and lasts eight times longer than incandescent bulbs. In May, Plumen announced the availability of the Plumen 001, a 110 volt bulb that works in the U.S., Canada, Japan, Mexico, Brazil, and many other countries around the world. The only problem will be deciding if you want to cover it with a shade it or not — I am guessing it is more likely not. Plumen is a finalist in this year’s INDEX:Award, so check back here in September to see if it’s a winner. Images courtesy of the INDEX:Award