Inhabitat’s Week in Green: Jake Dyson’s lamp, wooden light bulbs and weed …
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Each week our friends at Inhabitat recap the week’s most interesting green developments and clean tech news for us — it’s the Week in Green.

This week Inhabitat has been reporting live from New York Design Week, where we’ve witnessed countless innovative green designs from around the world. To kick things off, we were pretty impressed with this desk lamp designed by Jake Dyson (son of the vacuum god) that extends the life of its LED bulbs by a whopping 37 years. Also in the category of “bright shiny things we love” is QisDesign’s Aurelia lamp, which bears a striking resemblance to a glowing jellyfish. We were also dazzled by UM Project’s collection of retro, robot-inspired lamps, Light &amp…………… continues on Engadget

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LED Table Lamp Stays Cool While Filling Rooms With Light
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Traditional lighting fixtures usually work in one of two directions: they send bright light straight down from above you, or straight up toward the ceiling from inside a lamp. I know, there are lamps that can be twisted to point at the wall, etc, but basically if you’re using a traditional lighting fixture, the actual light is blasting straight out from the bulb.

While a solid beam of light is great when using a flashlight to navigate through a cave, it’s not the best way to illuminate your work or living space. Our eyes appreciate ambient light, which is why passive solar is such a great way to light up a room. But what about when the sun isn’t shining? A new Kickstarter project aims to provide the all-encompassing quality of natural light in the form of an energy-efficient LED lamp.

Image via Highlight Design/Kickstarter

Now, we’ve featured lots of LED lamps and bulb designs in the past. What makes the Ambient one different is that it uses not one, but sixteen outwardly facing high brightness LEDs to create an omnidirectional output that’s capable of fil…………… continues on EarthTechling

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