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The Maantis light from twenty thousand fathoms

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Put the eerie glow of a giant sea monster in your office!  British architect Richard Rogers developed the Maantis lighting system based on the internal structures of incandescent deep-deep sea creatures.  Even when it's turned off, its light-hungry ribs draw in stray light from the very air, causing it to emit a weak glow.  The same properties minimize external light pollution, by channeling its rays precisely where needed.  Also as a convenience and energy saver, it's designed to optionally (but preferably) illuminate only when someone is in the room.  (And need we say it's all lit with LEDs?)  [GT]

Maantis Lighting System [via Treehugger]

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February 27, 2007 in Green gadgets | Permalink

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