Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb
Plumen 001 Light Bulb

Plumen × Hulger

Plumen 001 Light Bulb

$35

Average lead time: 2-3 weeks


Description

"It's strange that the bulb, an object so synonymous with ideas, is almost entirely absent of imagination," observes Nicolas Roope, co-founder and creative director of the London-based Hulger. We couldn't agree more. So we brightened at the sight of these bulbs, designed in collaboration with Sam Wilkinson. Not only are they low-energy bulbs, but the sculptural, organic form of the tubes is too good looking to cover up with a lamp shade. The name Plumen derives from "plume," a bird's feather, specifically those worn by fowl or human friend with a dose of savoir faire. Hulger holds that its design does the same for the neglected bulb. As an eco-friendly bulb, it saves 80% on energy bills and lasts 8 times longer than a standard incandescent bulb.

Specifications

Material

Glass, Metal

Details

Photos courtesy Andrew Penketh, Ian Nolan

Technical

11 Watt (equivalent to a 60-watt incandescent bulb)
680 Lumen
Non-dimmable, suitable for US 110 volts only
Specs:
Fits E27 Screw Cap
110V Only
Lifetime 8,000 hours

Shipping

This item normally ship within 48 hours

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Designer

Hulger

“Reducing our energy consumption should feel like a positive, life enhancing choice, not a compromise,” says Hulger co-founder Nicolas Roope. With partner Michael-George Hemus in the London-based studio and input from third designer Samuel Wilkinson, the first stylish eco-friendly bulb—the Plumen 001—became a reality. Its kinetic sculptural form was meant to be seen, not hidden from view like yesteryear’s low-energy lighting. Hulger followed up on the award-winning original with the Plumen 002, as well as accompanying pendant fixtures and shades. Though the 001 resides in the permanent collections of MoMA, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt Collection, Nicolas is just as excited about the lightbulbs being widely accessible: “I love thinking about containers stacked full of beautifully packaged Plumens getting lifted on to freighters in Shanghai and lifting off in Southampton, Los Angeles or Melbourne.”

 


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