ISSUE 105  |  Editors' Picks: 2013

World’s Most Stylish Light Bulb

January 03, 2014 12:00 PM

BY Janet Hall

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When it comes to fluorescent lighting, we look to the design-worthy light bulb from Plumen. The popular European bulb is available in a US version (110V), saves 80 percent on energy, and lasts eight times as long as a standard incandescent bulb.

Above: The Plumen 001 Light Bulb is no different in functionality than the standard screw-in fluorescent bulb; it stands out for its sculptural form and the fact that it radiates warm white light. The bulb is priced at $29.95 in the US for either the screw or bayonet fitting.

 

 

 

Above:  The Plumen 001 is priced at $29.95 for either the screw or bayonet fitting.

Above: The Plumen adds new life to a pair of antique mercury glass lamps.

 

Above: An old wirework light is more interesting with a Plumen than an incandescent bulb or LED.

Above: Lumens work well in groups. For more, see Plumen.

For more bright ideas, browse our hundreds of Lighting posts, including our recent High/Low on a modern-looking cut crystal bulb.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on March 4, 2011 as part of our LA Midcentury week.