Form doesn’t always Follow Function, does it?

If you haven’t already know that glass is a material that could be formed & manipulated before cooling & solidifying, well, what have they been teaching you in school? In the world of Industrial and/or Product Design, the minds have frequently been challenged to make real the unreal.

I’ve chosen to cast a little commentary on a chosen lamp source in particular, since it is a subject I’m most familiar with – The Plumen Bulb.

When I see the twisted lamps, I think “One small step out of the box, a great leap forward for challenging convention”

The compact fluorescent lamp is cheekily shaped in what seems to be a random form, gives me the impression it was a production defect, yet, with its unique curves, serves good enough for a lamp that needs no lampshade to hide its glory.

In terms of lumens or energy efficacy, it is undoubtedly many folds more effective compared to the good old incandescent bulbs, but when matched against its cousins the TC-S lamp, it produces slightly lesser lumens.

Well, there’s always a trade-off in life, so if you’re some sort of a minimalist, or one who appreciates indie designs, and if you’ve more dollars in your pockets to spare, I’ve a good feeling that you could grow to like this less conventional lamp.

Meanwhile, be reminded that you should always look out for the RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) labels in the lamps you buy, to do your part for the environment.

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About Alvin Tan

Travel- my desire, Food- my passion, Environment- my canvas, Light- my ink. I make a living, LIVING... so can you~! http://101odyssey.worldventures.biz/ysbh/
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