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Green Lighting Through Eco Options

May 20th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Eco Lighting

Going green is the latest buzz.  Going green in your home can include geothermal heating systems, recycled wood, windows that manage air flow to minimize heating/cooling loss and more.  One of the easiest areas where you can go green without moving or a major remodel is by changing your lighting to an earth friendly option.

Eco Lighting can address the materials used and/or the efficiency of energy use.  We will focus on the material aspect because energy efficiency is a topic long discussed.  Now is the time to look at how form is catching up with energy efficient function.  The material used to make a fixture or lamp can support your goals to use sustainable materials in your home.  Great material options to explore if you embrace the Eco lighting trend include bamboo, teak and any reclaimed products.  Why are these great options?

  • Bamboo is a grass that replenishes itself within a year or less, it releases 35% more oxygen into the environment than a tree and it is stronger than an oak.
  • Teak is durable and attractive, more than most hardwoods used in lighting and furniture applications – especially in outdoor applications.
  • Reuse of products minimizes landfill use and provides character and unique design to your lighting products.

I found some great ideas to explore the Eco Lighting trend at Eco-Chi Design.

The key to remember is you don’t have to sacrifice style to work the Eco Lighting trend.  Eco Lighting can fit within a traditional or contemporary setting.   Now let’s explore some specific Eco Lighting options suitable for the loft, home or the office.

Bamboo lamps can add design flair like the Eclections Natural Bamboo Table Lamp by Kichler.  This lamp’s simple profile uses texture to create visual appeal.

Eclections Natural Bamboo Table LampBamboo shows up in surprising applications like the Bamboo Four – Light Bath Fixture from Troy Lighting.

Bamboo Four-Light Bath Fixture

Teak is taken indoors with the Legna Teak Table Lamp by Jef Designs.  The rich hue of this teak will warm up the décor in a room without fighting for center stage.

Legna Teak Table Lamp - MediumStaggered stone meets contemporary form with the Eco-luz: Urban Artifacts Staggered Stone mini pendant by Varaluz.  The stone pieces create a feel of substance and elegance  in this simple transitional pendant.

Eco-luz: Urban Artifacts Staggered Stone Mini Pendant

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  • iris

    wow. excellent site, we are also in the bamboo lighting industry too and even the manufacturer. we also share a lot of the bamboo info with the people online!