Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Forget the bulb: world’s first illuminating glass

via Inhabitat by Cate Trotter on 5/20/08

Planilum technology, eco-friendly lighting, light emitting diodes, Saint-Gobain Innovations, LED technology, Christian Biecher, Adrien Gardère, Arik Levy, lightshelf1.jpg

Eco-friendly lightbulbs are an energy efficient step in the right direction, but it could be that the bulb's days are numbered. First we had light-emitting wallpaper, and now Saazs' light-emitting glass plates. Using planilum technology, these plates are the world's first active light-emitting glass. Incorporated into shelves and tables, the technology provides beautiful, understated lighting for homes and offices.


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