Posts Tagged ‘ESL’

Incandescent Lamp Ban Could Increase Iceland’s Carbon Footprint

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Halldor Steinsen was awarded his MSc at KTH Stockholm for research into the impacts of CFLi in the Icelandic market. His thesis makes interesting but disturbing reading Below is an extract from his conclusion:

Using the constructed base case, it has been shown that a switch to CFL is beneficial for Icelandic household economically. However, the benefit is much less than the public is led to believe in advertising by manufacturers. As shown in table 1, the break even point is somewhere between the 5th and 6th year. After 20 years, the savings amount to 9,7 Euros per year, for each household in Iceland.

It can therefore be concluded that Icelandic consumers are being misinformed about the true economic benefits of switching to CFL.

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Domus – Light To Live With.

Wednesday, November 25th, 2009

Domus Fixture
Viva-Lite is happy to announce a cooperation with Domus, a well known lighting design and fixture manufacturer from Germany. Domus’s motto “Light to live with“ gives a good description of their line of lamps, and has been an essential part of their corporate philosophy since the company was founded back in 1966.

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Recycled Water Bottles Make A Nice Lampshade

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The following lampshade was made for energy saving lamps – simply from “Recycled Water Bottles”.

You’ll not need much to accomplish this nice design yourself, simply a few empty water bottles (many coloured), 2l clear bottle, scissors, blade, adhesive tape will do. Have a look:

ESL Shade

To learn about the complete instructions how to make this, follow this link here…


ESL & CFL Lights in Green Gadgets Competition

Friday, November 20th, 2009

The Greener Gadgets Competition asked designers to explore the concept of “greener gadgets”.

The top 50 finalists in 2009 had some great ideas. Here is one that we liked – due to the nature of our business of course:

Bulb 2.0 is an energy-saving lamp which goes far beyond the traditional light bulb. Thus it becomes a modern element of design outshining the ordinary energy-saving lamp often perceived as unattractive.

To view all entries in the design competition, please click here…