World’s first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb can be dropped off the side of a building and still work

October 19, 2016 by  
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“Lighting Science is committed to creating products that promote sustainability and low carbon economies,” said Pete Rumsey, Executive Vice President of Business Development for Lighting Science . “By choosing the lightweight Durabulb instead of other LED bulbs, Americans have the opportunity to reduce the CO2 emissions associated with LED lights by 20,000 tons a year. That’s the equivalent of driving a car across the United States 16,213 times.” The secret behind the Durabulb ‘s shatter-proof design is its flexible, bouncy polycarbonate plastic shell. Rumsey explained that the LS team had quite a good time testing out the Durabulb by dropping it off of an eight-story building and bashing it with a tennis racket. “We even mailed it unpackaged through the U.S. postal system, with nothing but a label on it, and it still worked,” he said. RELATED: HOW TO: Switch Your Light Bulbs And Get Ready for the Big Light Bulb Phase-Out Because it’s so hard to break, the Durabulb needs much less packaging than other similar products. Unlike other bulbs, it can be shipped in bulk in plastic tubs using about 30 percent less material than other bulbs. In addition to its durable, waste-reducing design, the Durabulb boasts omni-directional amber light and lasts up to 10,000 hours. Lighting Science also plans to offer a take-back program where consumers will be able to trade in the Durabulb for a 50-percent-off coupon after its three-year warranty ends. The Durabulb is set to launch for sale soon on HSN and at Menard’s and Home Depot for approximately $30/bulk tub of 20 bulbs. + Lighting Science

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World’s first (nearly) unbreakable LED light bulb can be dropped off the side of a building and still work

Splyt’s LED light trees are made from modular parts – so you can build your own!

May 26, 2015 by  
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Do you ever look at designers and think, wow, I wish I could do that? Well, there’s a way for you to try out your lighting design skills without having to do all the hard work thanks to Jason Krugman and Scott Leinweber, who teamed up in Brooklyn to create a line of interactive lighting systems that are both simple and affordable. We ran into the duo at the ICFF furniture fair , a giant candy store for design aficionados. Hit the jump for a closer look at the Splyt lights and learn how you can create your own. Read the rest of Splyt’s LED light trees are made from modular parts – so you can build your own! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco design , eco lighting , energy efficient lighting , green design , green designers new york , green furniture fair , green lighting , ICFF , ICFF furniture fair , interactive lighting , LED lights , modular lighting , new york design , new york design week , new york furniture fair , splyt light , sustainable design

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Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer

December 24, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of Couple Handcrafts Spectacular Minnow Light Shades with Responsible New Zealand Pine Veneer Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: carl menary , eco design , green decor , green design , green lighting , lamp shade , light shade , local materials , minnow , minnow lamp shade , minnow light , minnow light shade , pine veneer , sustainable design , Sustainable Materials , victoria menary        

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2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives

December 17, 2013 by  
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Read the rest of 2014 Incandescent Bulb Ban Got You Worried? Here are Some Lighting Alternatives Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2014 Incandescent Light Phase Out , 2014 lightbulb ban , 2014 Lighting ban , best bulb , cfl , cfl light bulb , compact fluorescent light , eco design , eco lighting , Energy Independence and Security Act , energy saving lights , federal light bulb regulation , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , how to green lighting , how to switch to green lighting , incandescent bulb phase out , incandescent bulbs , LED , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light bulb phase out , light bulb regulation , light emitting diode , lighting energy mandate , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , sustainable design , sustainable lighting        

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Urban Chandy’s Funky Recycled Chandeliers Coming to BKLYN Designs 2013

April 18, 2013 by  
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If you’re bored of seeing the same old bulbs, Urban Chandy’s brand of funky chandeliers can add some light to your life. Made in Brooklyn using recycled and reclaimed materials, these unique lighting designs pair polish with pop perfectly to achieve effortless cool in any room. Urban Chandy will be displaying their goods at the BKLYN Designs showcase of Brooklyn-made home goods this May, but if you don’t want to wait, click through to our sneak peek here . READ MORE > Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “natural materials” , 2013 , BKLYN Designs , Brooklyn , Design , eco chic , eco design , eco lighting , Edison bulbs , green design , navy yard , reclaimed wood , salvaged barn wood , sustainable design , Urban Chandy , urban chic , vintage        

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Rooftop Helipad Transformed into Garden and Co-Working Space in Mexico City

April 18, 2013 by  
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FactoryTwentyOne’s Handmade Lampshades are Constructed from Discarded Shipping Pallets

March 14, 2013 by  
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FactoryTwentyOne ‘s Pallet Pendant Shade is made from – you guessed it – recycled shipping pallets . Each fixture is handmade all the way down to the elastic (which is available in an array of colors to suit your decor). The shade comes flat-packed and it can be easily assembled without glue, screws or hammering. The shade can also be used with existing light fittings — the perfect solution if you’re looking to jazz up an old lamp! + FactoryTwentyOne The article above was submitted to us by an Inhabitat reader. Want to see your story on Inhabitat ? Send us a tip by following this link . Remember to follow our instructions carefully to boost your chances of being chosen for publishing! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: eco lighting , factorytwentone , green lighting , pallet lamp , pallet lampshade , recycled lampshade , recycled pallet designs

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British Bedmap2 Study Reveals Antarctica Beneath the Ice

March 14, 2013 by  
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If you’ve ever wondered what lurks beneath the expansive glaciers covering Antarctica , wonder no more. The British Antarctic Survey has created a topographic rendering of the continent, outlining every peak and valley that lies beneath the ice . Called Bedmap2, the model offers detailed topographical information about the continent, including a point 2,870 meters below sea level. Read the rest of British Bedmap2 Study Reveals Antarctica Beneath the Ice Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: antarctica , Bedmap2 , british antarctic survey , Byrd Glacier , eco design , global warming , green design , Lowest Point on Earth , sustainable design , Victoria Land

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VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul

June 20, 2012 by  
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If you read our en light ening “how to switch to LED bulbs” tutorial , you’ve hopefully already seen how much money and energy you can save by replacing your incandescent bulbs, but we wanted to make it even clearer how easy and effective a home light bulb makeover can be. We headed over to Brooklyn to give a light bulb overhaul to the managing editor of Inhabitots , our very own Julie Seguss ! Julie is going to be a new mom in just a few months, so saving money is of the utmost importance right now, but she still wanted to keep her Park Slope home illuminated with a warm, bright glow. In just a few hours, the Inhabitat lighting makeover crew (aka Inhabitat editors Jill & Yuka ) were able to swap out all of Julie’s electricity-guzzling incandescents and halogens with energy-efficient Philips LEDs , and we think you’ll be impressed with the monthly savings we tallied up for Julie at the end of the day. Check out our video above to see the whole makeover, and find out how much extra cash Julie and her husband will have after the makeover to spend on diapers and baby clothes! Read the rest of VIDEO: Inhabitat Lighting Makeover – Inhabitots Editor Julie Seguss Gets a Money-Saving Light Bulb Overhaul Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: AmbientLED bulbs , best bulb , cfl , cfl light bulb , compact fluorescent light , eco design , eco lighting , eco-friendly lighting , energy efficient light bulb , energy efficient lightbulbs , Energy Independence and Security Act , energy saving bulbs , energy saving lights , Federal energy mandate , green design , green light bulb , green lighting , how to green lighting , how to switch to green lighting , incandescent bulb phase out , incandescent bulbs , LED , LED bulb , LED light bulb , LED lights , LEDs , light bulb ban , light bulb makeover , light emitting diode , lightbulb makeover , lighting makeover , lighting renovation , phasing out incandescent bulbs , Philips , Philips 12.5W Ambient LED bulb , sustainable design , sustainable lighting

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New Report Reveals Humans are Causing the Warming of the Ocean’s Upper Layers

June 20, 2012 by  
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A new  report from Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has stated that the simultaneous warming of the upper layers of all seven seas over the past 50 years cannot be explained by natural climate variability alone. The scientists’ computer modelling study reveals that human alterations to the environment, such as the observed increases in greenhouse gas, are causing the warming of the world’s oceans , and as an result, affecting the natural climate cycles. Read the rest of New Report Reveals Humans are Causing the Warming of the Ocean’s Upper Layers Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change , global warming , great garbage patch , lawrence livermore national laboratory , natural climate variability , nature climate change , ocean layer warming , ocean pollutants , ocean warming

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