From Belarusian design team Solovyov Design comes an awesome bit of compact fluorescent goodness that breaks the mold of the typical corkscrew-shaped glass envelope. Meet the Insight CFL from Solovyov Design: I love seeing photos of the design team after meeting their lighting product for the first time. It’s almost like seeing into someone’s […]
Today’s Daily Lamp is a very elegant design by Hulger for the Danish lighting company Lightyears — from the Lightyears website: Pharaoh is a unique pendant light created for the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen 001 light source. Pharaoh’s aim has been to gently frame and enhance the expression of the Plumen light source, preventing […]cfl, compact fluorescent, Designers, Hulger, Lightyears, Plumen, The Daily Lamp
What? Have you ever had a volunteer come to your door with a free compact fluorescent lamp? When my wife and I lived in Oklahoma City, a community program volunteer brought a free compact fluorescent lamp to our house for us to have and use in order to save energy. How nice, right? We thought […]compact fluorescent, Edison Electric, FirstEnergy, FREE, legal, Ohio Public Utilities COmmission, What?
I’ve been collecting information about CFLs for a few months now, and I’ve kept from writing this post for some reason until now. There is so much back and forth out there about compact fluorescents versus incandescents, compact fluorescents versus using halogens at a lower intensity via a dimmer, and the economy versus compact fluorescents. […]cfl, compact fluorescent, incandescent, incandescent lamp, Opinion
Dimmer maker Lutron says that by dimming a halogen lamp by 30% will give you many of the same benefits as using a compact fluorescent lamp. Lutron also says that a 3,000 hour halogen lamp will last 12,000 hours when dimmed by that 30%. What do you think? I know that I love incandescent light […]cfl, compact fluorescent, halogen lamps, incandescent lamps, lamps, Lutron
As we know, CFLs are certainly more efficient and longer lasting than incandescent lamps in most cases. We also know that CFLs have that lovely Mercury issue, and recycling them can sometimes be a major pain in the rear. Another thing you might not know is that the compact fluorescent lamp also has a weird […]3E Technologies, cfl, compact fluorescent, fluorescent, Smart Lite
The folks over at Enlighter posted an excellent article about the Espacio de Creación Artística Contemporánea in Cordoba, Spain. The article centers on the media facade for this building, which was commissioned by Realities:United from Berlin – the building itself was designed by Nieto Sobejano Architects in Madrid. The media facade is made up of […]cfl, compact fluorescent, Espacio de Creación Artística Contemporánea, Nieto Sobejano Architects, Realities:United
I just read a really interesting article at CNET about Ed Hammer, the father of the compact fluorescent lamp, or “CFL,” as it’s affectionately called. The CFL – an invention that got shelved at its birth because of a $25 million bill for manufacturing. Check out the article. Thanks, CNET! Consumer Reports also has an […]cfl, compact fluorescent, compact fluorescent lamp, Ed Hammer