May 1, 2004
This selection of designs will jolt you out of your incandescent routine.
Innovative designers like Laurene Leon Boym and Doyle Crosby are always trying to apply the properties of light in smart ways, whether illuminating a child’s room or a dining table. The vast majority of lighting design still revolves around traditional bulbs. However, manufacturers such as Luceplan, Flos, TIR Systems, and Osram Sylvania are all developing new applications for energy-efficient LEDs (light-emitting diodes). The work here—everything from Warren Langley’s sculptural fiber-optic light bowls to Uni-Solar’s easy-to-install solar-panel roofing system—is a sample of the variety the lighting field has to offer.