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The First Designer Energy Saving Light Bulb

Plumen 101 - energy saving light bulbs

Image source: www.samuelwilkinson.com/plumen/

Plumen light bulbs have been around for a few years now but we have to write about them, as they now constitute a design icon.

Plumen lights are so pretty that they won’t need a shade to hide them. The curvy brilliant design will ad a nice eco-friendly modern touch to any room of the house.

An eco-design classic, these CFL (compact fluorescent light) bulbs were created as a collaboration between London brand Hulger and designer Sam Wilkinson.

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

Good and gorgeous, it uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeping electricity bills down and creating less harm for the environment. Plumen lasts around 8 times longer than a regular light bulb and give off a better quality of light.

Plumen energy saving light bulbs

Image source: www.plumen.com

Energy efficient, the brilliant Plumen uses only 11 Watt to emit up to 680 Lumen with a color temperature of 2700k (warm white light).

A smart innovative alternative to standard CFL lamps, Plumen’s goal was to create a bulb that would show off its curves and aesthetics keeping in mind a good energy-efficient source.

The name Plumen comes from the mix of “Plume” and “Lumen”. The “Plume” is how birds’ decorative feathers are called and “Lumen” stands for the unit of light.

Beautiful and smart, Plumen 001 is part of NYC’s MOMA and London’s Victoria & Albert museums’ permanent collection. Back in 2011 it was awarded with the Brit Insurance Design of the Year and the D&AD Black Pencil award.

It is funny how such an everyday object can be associated with creativity and ideas. A simple light bulb that hangs above our heads all day at home hasn’t had that much design attention until now.

But this light was designed to be both energy efficient and beautiful at the same time, saving a lot of money in the long run.

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