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Tokyo Designers Week: Eco Lighting

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Switching from incandescent to LED bulbs can cut the amount of electricity a lamp consumes by sixty percent or more. But with their cool-white hue and hefty price tag, getting excited about these earth-friendly lights can be hard. At design events taking place around Tokyo this week, exhibitors played up the benefits of LEDs—like the fact that they are small, emit little heat, and can be easily dimmed—with a selection of innovative fixtures. Here's what I saw.

Drop Lights by South Korean product-development company DOOlight recharge by resting on their flower-shaped base.
The individual 6-Watt “drops” can be slipped off and used for two to ten hours without plugging in; brightness is…
The (environmentally-friendly) spotlight is on you with this swiveling MARU Spot prototype by Seiji Ishida and Yoko…
I spied this Coral Reef desk lamp, out earlier this year from Taiwan-based QisDesign, for sale at Mid-Century Modern, a…
Japan’s Nissho Telecom Corporation says their 11-Watt cold cathode fluorescent lamp (CCFL—the same technology used in…
For those situations in which nothing but a good old-fashioned light bulb will do, this LED Nostalgic Clear Type lamp…
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