Plumen 003: The LED Light Bulb with Beauty!
A light bulb that can make YOU and your surroundings more beautiful? That’s what Plumen claims with their new light bulb design dubbed the Plumen 003.
The Beginning of Plumen
Plumen is a lighting company that brings the best of both worlds: lighting efficiency with design. This London-based company first debuted in 2010 with the Plumen 001 light bulb. Plumen’s primary goal is to create beauty with design for efficient lighting (LEDs and CFLs) so that more people will upgrade their low efficiency lighting (incandescent) with high efficiency lighting.
As mentioned, Plumen’s first creation is the Plumen 001. The company describes this light bulb as “The World’s First Designer Low Energy Light Bulb”. The Plumen 001 has the look and feel of a CFL bulb with a design twist that creates a focal point for all to see. Plumen’s website says that the light bulb saves 80% energy, and lasts up to 8 times longer than an incandescent light bulb. It has also won two awards: Brit Insurance Design of the Year by the Design Museum in London and the Black Pencil.
Then came Plumen 002. In January of 2014, after three years in the making, this CFL bulb first debuted on the Kickstarter platform (crowd-funding website) to help boost the light bulb into production. The Plumen 002 has a softer light than the Plumen 001, creating more of an ambiance feel. Equivalent to a 30W incandescent bulb, the Plumen 002 is a 7W CFL bulb, and as with the Plumen 001, is designed for visual appeal.
The Plumen 003
With the rise in LED technology, it’s now time for the debut of the Plumen 003! With five years in the making, the Plumen 003 is unlike any LED bulb out there on the market.
Inspired by the PH lamp by Poul Henningsen that was designed in 1925, the Plumen 003 features a gold shade on the inside for the softening of glare by the diffusion of light. This gold shade produces an ambient glow similar to that of an Edison bulb or candlelight, serving two purposes: a spotlight directed downward for task lighting (reading, eating etc.), and a soft side lighting for enhancing the beauty of people, and the surrounding area around it. The Plumen 003’s glass structure was designed by lighting designer, Claire Norcross, and the inner golden shade was designed by jewelry designer, Marie-Laure Giroux.
Plumen 003 Light Bulb Facts
- Lasts for 10,000 hours
- 6.5W Bulb
- Consumes 80% less energy than standard incandescent bulb
- 250 Lumens
- Price: $170.00 (£125.00)
Plumen is a designer low energy lighting company with one mission in mind: to transform low efficient lighting with high efficient, beautifully designed lighting solutions. Their goal is to entice people with sustainable lighting by incorporating visual appeal. And now that LED is gaining on CFL, the Plumen 003 could be the stunning transformation solution for any restaurant, museum, art gallery, cafe, or even a home looking for beauty enhancement with energy efficiency.