As you may be aware, the 11w Plumen 001 (and 9w Plumen Baby) were made as the world’s first designer low energy light bulb, taking a conventional CFL and radically transforming it into a beautiful, poetic form. Here are My Green Lighting we have been championing the fact that low energy doesn’t have to mean ugly for a number of years so of course we stock Plumen bulbs and drop caps (white, red, copper, blue & black).
The exciting Plumen news for 2014 is that they have announced what their new 002 will look like and it will hopefully be available this summer!
On their Kickstarter campaign, Plumen have successfully passed their pledge goal so they can start manufacturing their newly designed bulb – so what is it?
Where the Plumen 001 is a great looking alternative for your 60w incandescent bulb in any areas that need to be brightly lit, this doesn’t suit everyone. In more atmospheric spaces (like coffee shops or your living room), the Plumen 002 will give ‘warmer tones to define texture and softness in the atmosphere’ according to the latest information from the designers.
The Plumen 002 as a sculptural and clearly defined shape which can be hung from a Plumen drop cap but will work equally well in table lights and sconces and in most cases won’t even need a shade. The design is a mix of Texas-based neon artist Tony Greer with inspiration from scultors such as Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth.
All the manufacturing issues have been overcome over the last two and a half-years of development and so in the summer of 2014 the new Plumen 002 will be available and we can’t wait to try them out!
The Plumen 002 produces a light output equivalent to a 30W incandescent light bulb, but uses only 25% of the energy
- Wattage: 7W
- Lumen Output: 290 lm
- Lifetime: 8,000 Hours (equivalent to 8 years of normal usage)
- Color Temperature: 2500 – 2700K (very warm white)
- Dimensions: 165mm x 65mm x 65mm
- Voltage: 230V
- Fittings: Screw (E27) and Bayonet (B22)
In the mean time…
If you want to purchase your Plumen 001 now, we have simplified your choice by making Plumen pendant sets containing a Plumen drop cap with the correct ES / screw bulb.
11w Plumen pendant sets – perfect 60w incandescent replacement in a much funkier, low energy style from only £35.75:
- 11w Plumen 001 Black Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 11w Plumen 001 White Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 11w Plumen 001 Red Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 11w Plumen 001 Pastel Blue Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 11w Plumen 001 Copper Drop Cap Pendant Set
9w Plumen pendant sets – smaller and more atmospheric but with the same funkier style and even less power consumption from only £34.61:
- 9w Plumen 001 Black Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 9w Plumen 001 White Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 9w Plumen 001 Red Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 9w Plumen 001 Pastel Blue Drop Cap Pendant Set
- 9w Plumen 001 Copper Drop Cap Pendant Set
If you are interested in a shade that will add even more colour to a Plumen bulb without hiding the cool factor, check out the Funk shades from Nordlux on My Green Lighting including the clear Funk 27, clear / purple Funk 27, and clear / turquoise Funk 27 shades.