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Bulb-Sharing Desk Lamps

The Mischer'Traxler Relumine Project Merges Empty Illuminators

— January 9, 2011 — Eco
Old lamps are literally given new light as part of the Mischer'Traxler Relumine project. Made up of pairs of recycled desk lights, these revamped illuminators are outfitted with updated wiring and brand-new 21-28W T5 fluorescent tubes.

As poetic pieces of industrial design, these Mischer'Traxler Relumine lamps incredibly use less energy than each would have on its own. Part of the Gallery Klaus Engelhorn bulb-fiction show, this collection of cooperative lights unites art and function between two lamp shades.
Trend Themes
1. Upcycled Lighting - Creating new lighting designs by recycling and retrofitting old lamps creates an opportunity for sustainable lighting design.
2. Collaborative Lighting - Pairing multiple lamps together to create a unique lighting fixture presents an opportunity for innovative lighting design solutions.
3. Efficient Lighting - Updating old lamps with energy-efficient lighting technology creates an opportunity for creating sustainable lighting solutions.
Industry Implications
1. Sustainable Design - The upcycled and energy-efficient lighting solutions have a great impact on sustainability, presenting an opportunity to the sustainable design industry.
2. Interior Design - Combining multiple lamps to create unique and collaborative lighting fixtures is an opportunity for innovation in the interior design industry
3. Lighting Technology - Developing more energy-efficient and cost-effective lighting technology has the potential to disrupt the lighting industry.
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