Light bulbs are not only a lighting source, but they can become the focal point if they are interesting enough. While many designers have mourned the loss of the incandescent light bulb, phased out by the European Union in favor of less aesthetically pleasing low energy models, there are cool alternatives, some incandescent (for those in the US) and some low energy ones with a great punch, design-wise.
Plumen Light Bulbs.
London based Hulger, led by digital innovator Nicolas Roope, debuted his prototype vision of Plumen, a low energy light bulb with a great design appeal and big sculptural twist. Roope's idea was to use the tubular formation of the bulb to it's advantage and turn the ordinary into a nice piece of art.
A Glowing Endorsement
Carbon-filament bulbs debuted in the 1890's, and their soft glow, illuminated homes until 1912, when the more powerful tungsten filament transformed the light bulb industry. Today, carbon and tungsten-filament bulbs are a quick and easy way to add warmth, intimacy, and a touch of instant romance to any room of your home. These bulbs look best in really simple fixtures, that showcase their uncommon beauty.