Rethinking Light – Green Alternatives
A Designer Spot’s quest for sustainability has driven us to energy-efficient approaches on lighting fixtures, with the highlight on new aesthetics, materials and technologies. When designing with respect to the environment, the focus stands on efficiency, renewable energy resources, developing new uses and shapes for energy-efficient lighting fixtures, managing the energy use, and delivering a finite product that is highly adaptable to a wide range of spaces.
With self-awareness on material choices and using energy-efficient light bulbs that reduce carbon emissions, we can develop a long-term sustainable living. Thus, the products last a lifetime and still unravel webs of gorgeous light into our interior spaces.
Hopefully, you will enjoy as much as we did browsing through these incredibly innovating and inspiring lighting fixtures that are not only environmentally friendly, but also modern, elegant and intriguing.
Firewinder – by the Firewinder Company
Firewinder stands for a revolutionary decorative outdoor lighting fixture that responds to the wind movement. A light breeze creates an upward spiral and the faster the wind blows the brighter Firewinder glows.
Kelp fixtures – by Julia Lohmann
Kelp (seaweed) is an essential ingredient in many Japanese dishes, therefore it is widely spread. It grows up to 1 meter per day and can be harvested sustainably. These lamp shades consist of dried kelp that has been soaked, stretched and varnished to deliver the finite product – an incredibly inspiring collection.
EcoPETlite – by Ateliero
This collection of colorful, sculptural and lightweight installations raises a powerful awareness on reclaimed materials that can be resurfaced and transformed from waste to a visually attractive and reusable product. The bottles thus processed resemble stained glass; therefore the visual effect is remarkable.
Crush – by Jamsheed Todiwala
This eco-driven product sustainably manufactured combines the use of recycled glass and bio-resin. As the name suggests, glass bottles are crushed and then mixed with a non-toxic bio-resin, a natural “ingredient” derived from sunflower oil. Crush is incredibly versatile, heat resistant to 340C and endlessly recyclable.
Eco & Re-light – by Luminair
The Eco collection of lighting fixtures is designed to make use of energy-efficient LED technology and sustainable materials. For instance, the wood elements come from sustainably managed forest and the aluminum consists of a 30% minimum recycled content. The Eco range was designed to showcase what can be achieved by combining local manufacturing, sustainable materials and energy-efficient technology with great design and engineering. It offers one of the most sustainable and environmentally responsible forms of lighting available, incorporating an energy-efficient LED cluster and sustainably sourced hardwood frames.
Re-light is a range of eco-friendly lamp shades and table lamps made from recycled plastic bottles. The collection is designed to be used only with CFL bulbs.
Drunk – by Yoon Bahk
This lighting fixture is an upcycled chandelier built up with recycled champagne and wine bottles. Each bottle was hand washed, polished with sandblasting, developing a smooth surface that mildly projects the light rays.
This list goes on with designs that are at least as inspiring and environmentally responsible as the ones mentioned above. The bright side is new energy sources are being uncovered nearly every day, reducing our reliance on the traditional, energy consuming electricity.
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