In 2014, a team of Japanese and American physicists created the first blue-emitting LED light, ushering in a new era of bright and energy-efficient white-light sources that designers across disciplines saw as a great opportunity to create spectacular products and breathtaking projects.
Today, the LED lighting craze shows no sign of stopping. At this year's , an annual market for lighting innovations in NYC, we scoped out five design-forward products that push the boundaries of LED application.
Go Figure by ALW
's Go Figure series marries the bright whites of modern LEDs with a minimalist, geometric flair. While the ready-made light is a showstopper, the also allow designers to assemble any number of 2-D and 3-D light sculptures in geometric, linear, abstract, or organic arrangements.
Suspenders by Sonneman
The redefines modularity. Configurable and customizable, these slim LED luminaires are easily arranged into eight primary configurations that add a modernist touch to any room.
Luxxbox Acoustic Lighting
Brisbane-based brings a touch of whimsy to acoustic lighting. Their award-winning eclectic designs won designers over with their unusual shapes and efficient sound-blocking materials. Their newest pendant, , comes in three sizes ideal for wide spaces and close quarters alike.
Porcelain Enamel LED Fixtures by Barn Light Electric Company
have LEDs built directly inside them, allowing the unique material of the pendant to be the main focus. These lights are ideal for both rustic residential and contemporary contract spaces.
Fuga Pendant by Kreon
Three simple bars make up , with the light bar capable of being arranged parallel or perpendicular to the ceiling mount, bringing an austere planar look to office spaces, bars, and other public settings.