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32 Sustainable Lighting Innovations

From Sun-Reflecting Illuminators to Intelligent Urban Lamps

— April 18, 2016 — Eco
These sustainable lighting innovations range from sun-reflecting illuminators to intelligent urban lamps that are designed with environmental responsibility in mind. When examining outdoor lighting solutions, standouts include solar and salt water-powered lanterns along with LED mosquito traps that are designed to rid patios of unwanted pests. These products are not only portable but boast dual-purpose designs that increase energy efficiency.

When looking at indoor lighting, candle-powered lamps, self-cooling smart bulbs and device-charging desk lamps are popular solutions that are both eco-friendly and practical. While examples like HJC Design's 'Duality' lamp merge aesthetics with sustainability -- allowing users to customize a lighting experience that is unique to their needs -- more elaborate examples like Solmove's solar road panels hope to generate renewable energy when embedded on highways and pavements. The German startup's patented technology works to generate energy with the help of passing cars and uses this power to light up street lights and electric traffic signs.
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Sustainable Plant Lamps
Sustainable Plant Lamps
The 'Plantalámpara' Supplies Rural Electricity to Remote Jungle Areas
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Charitable Solar Lanterns
Charitable Solar Lanterns
The Dominican Light Project Powers a Nation With an Eco Lamp Solution
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Motion-Sensing Desk Lamps
Motion-Sensing Desk Lamps
The Kelvin LED Green Table Lamp is Beautifully Designed and Eco-Friendly
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LED Mosquito Traps
LED Mosquito Traps
The Energy Efficient Street Lamps Attract Mosquitos With Human-Mimicking Scent
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Bright Low-Energy Lightbulbs
Bright Low-Energy Lightbulbs
Finally's 14-Watt Eco Light Bulbs Emit More Light Than Incandescents
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Planted-Powered Lamps
Planted-Powered Lamps
This 'Plant Lamp' Utilizes Microorganisms to illuminate
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Sunlight-Reflecting Lamps
Sunlight-Reflecting Lamps
The 'Lucy' Sunlight Bender is an Eco-Friendly Lamp Replacement
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Compact Camping Lanterns
Compact Camping Lanterns
The PowerLight Mini Doubles Up As a USB Charger
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Saltwater-Powered Lamps
Saltwater-Powered Lamps
The SALt Lamp Burns For Eight Hours On Just Water and Salt
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Collapsible Solar Panel Lanterns
Collapsible Solar Panel Lanterns
The Suaoki Collapsible Camping Light Can be Charged in the Sun
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Lamp-Flashlight Hybrids
Lamp-Flashlight Hybrids
The Guidelight by Floris Schoonderbeek is Versatile for Outdoor Adventures
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Intelligent City Lighting
Intelligent City Lighting
The SOLSUN Project Introduces Smart Street Lights to Power a City
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Reinvented Incandescent Bulbs
Reinvented Incandescent Bulbs
MIT Researchers Have Created Non-LED Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs
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Modular Solar Lights
Modular Solar Lights
The Adaptable SULI Portable Solar Lamp Attaches to 3D Printed Accessories
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Innovatively Intelligent Lighting
Innovatively Intelligent Lighting
This New Intelligent Lighting System is Sustainable and Reliable
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Eco-Friendly Lighting Solutions
Eco-Friendly Lighting Solutions
The Innoo Tech Solar-Powered LED String Lights are Useful Yet Chic
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Device-Charging Benches
Device-Charging Benches
This Solar Outdoor Lighting Solution Offers Multiple Features
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Longlasting Charging Lamps
Longlasting Charging Lamps
The OLED Desk Lamp Wirelessly Charges Phones for 18 Long Years
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Programmable Pattern Lamps
Programmable Pattern Lamps
The Vara Colored Light's Geometric LED Lights Offer Customization
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Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
Solar Cell-Embedded Roads
'Solmove' is Designing a Flexible Glass Carpet Filled with Solar Cells
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Self-Cooling Smart Bulbs
Self-Cooling Smart Bulbs
The Connected Cree LED Bulb Has a High-Tech Cooling Solution
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Swiveling Eco-Friendly Lamps
Swiveling Eco-Friendly Lamps
The 'Duality' Lighting Fixture Offers Customized Illumination
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Auto-Dimming Sun Lights
Auto-Dimming Sun Lights
The Energy Efficient Drift Light Bulb Mimics the Sun's Setting Patterns
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Luminous Mason Jar Lanterns
Luminous Mason Jar Lanterns
The Solar Mason Jar Serves a Sustainable Light Source for the Outdoors
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Multitasking Solar Lanterns
Multitasking Solar Lanterns
The Low-Cost ‘Luci Solar Light’ is the Ultimate Earth Day Lantern
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Curvaceous Wooden Lighting (UPDATE)
Curvaceous Wooden Lighting (UPDATE)
These Freeform Lamps are Made with a Single Piece of Bent Wood
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Aviation-Inspired Illuminators
Aviation-Inspired Illuminators
The 'Table Twins' LED Table Lamp Provides Exceptionally Crisp Light
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Intelligent Aroma Diffusers
Intelligent Aroma Diffusers
The Smart Aroma Diffuser Lamp is Compatible with Smartphones
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Candle-Powered LED Lights
Candle-Powered LED Lights
The Lumir C Lamp is an Eco-Friendly Alternative to Battery Lanterns
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Saltwater-Powered Lanterns
Saltwater-Powered Lanterns
The Hydra-Light PL-500 Lantern is Powered By Saltwater
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Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
Sun-Reflecting Illuminators
The 'Lucy' Sun Mirror Tracks and Redirects Natural Light
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Minimalist Eco-Friendly Lamps
Minimalist Eco-Friendly Lamps
The aerelight Table Lamp Uses OLED Light and has a Wireless Charging
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