It's encouraging to see an efficient product win an award for design; energy efficiency and attractive design combine in a single package. The Plumen 001 compact fluorescent bulb has been named the winner of the annual Brit Insurance Designs of the Year Award from London's Design Museum.
It has taken a few years for this idea to go from the initial concept to production. The Plumen bulb provides a stylish and appealing alternative to the more familiar, coiled CFL, and makes it possible to have both efficiency and a bare-bulb aesthetic. As one juror wrote, "We felt these bulbs were neat, appealing and covetable in the right, affordable way."
The Plumen 001 is pricier than standard compact fluorescents, and Plumen bulbs are only available for Europe and the UK at present (countries with a 230 volt power system). However, a version for the US (and other countries with 110 volt power) is forthcoming.
Previously on EcoGeek.
via: Architect Magazine
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