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Plumen: the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb

“It’s strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination.”

I hate the awful light of energy saving fluorescent bulbs but these babies are pretty sexy! Unfortunately not available in the USA.

“The Plumen 001 is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb.

The energy saving light bulb is a neglected, yet inspiring invention. It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeps down electricity bills and is better for the environment. It also lasts around 8 times longer.

Despite this, we tend to buy them out of moral obligation. To some the problem is the light they give off, to others it is the way they look. Both can be solved. We believe the answer is in the design.

Make the bulb attractive and people will spend a bit more and enjoy a better quality of light and a design they appreciate every day. Glass tubes can be bent is many different shapes so why are there thousands of manufacturers but only three designs? Plumen aims to address the problem.

The name comes from ‘plume’ – a bird’s show feather, designed to attract attention to a bird’s prowess and beauty. We believe our designs do the same for the energy saving light bulb, as you can see from our public FlickR site.”

Plumen 001
Concept & Design Direction: HULGER
Design: Samuel Wilkinson Sam Wilkinson

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Thanks to my friends at Je Joue for sharing this with me! They design some pretty sexy stuff too!

2 Responses to “Plumen: the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb”

  1. Lon Zic says:

    Incandescent lights waste so much electricity compared to fluorescent lamps. ‘

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  2. Eryn Faraone says:

    Incandescent bulbs are so called because of the heat produced. Incandescence means to glow with heat. The tungsten filament is found inside a void within the bulb. When energy is pumped through the wire, the electrons react and there is resistance. Then, the filament will get so hot it will glow..

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