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]

Gabrielle Taylor