Energy-efficiency becomes even more important for portable and disaster lighting which is where Solight’s cute but powerful Solarpuff comes in. The solar-powered LED cube can be folded flat and weighs just 2.6 oz making it a versatile choice for camping hiking or the backyard.
Or if you’d prefer an entire fixture of Edison bulbs Urban Chandy also makes their own custom pieces out of recycled materials like reclaimed boardwalk and salvaged barnwood. Check out the whole selection here.
A different take on the lit-up railing is to bring the light strip to the slanted baseboard of the stairs that runs up it. Of course not all staircases have this but it works beautifully in the example below from Arch Daily — especially with that lovely brick wall beside it!
The icing on the cake is its ability to transform and almost disappear into a dark backdrop when not needed. This gives any space it adorns a dynamic atmosphere and also lets you control the intensity of the focused light.
Read on for eight of our favorite green lighting options from futuristic strip lights that you can stick under your cabinets for a floating effect to LED bulbs that have the same old-fashioned look as incandescents without the exorbitant energy usage.
In fact you can get quirkier with pendant lighting fixtures by looking for items that come in more irregular shapes like these selections (again by Tom Dixon) which have been made to look like they’re melting.