THE 1ST GREEN DREAM: THE PLAMP.

admin | Uncategorized | Sunday, February 4th, 2007

This is the “Plamp”. A Passion Flower plant grows around an energy saving (!) lamp. You can grow it or cut it to dim or brighten the light. Alternative versions come with plants such as such as Woodbine (Lonicera), grape, and tomato plant.

Before the Plamp was created, several prototypes of plant lamps were made by  and posted on this blog www.dreamingreen.nl. (Have a look at sketch 1, prototype1, prototype 2, prototype3) Bloggers could give their feedback, so he was able to improve the design even more. More than 150.000 people from all over the world have visited the site. Seventy visitors contributed with their feedback. As a reward for the blogging community he decided to make the Plamp available as a free downloadable do-it-yourself manual.

You can download it here:

The Plamp created a lot of buzz on the web and was featured in several online magazines such as Treehugger, Apartment Therapy, Core77 and more.

More info: info@dreamingreen.nl

 

  

23 Comments »

  1. Wow I like!Comment by Erlend — February 6, 2007 @ 1:02 am
  2. These are way to cool!!!Comment by Sjur — February 7, 2007 @ 3:18 am
  3. Very impressiveComment by Daedius — February 8, 2007 @ 1:07 am
  4. I love it! What about a table-lamp version? Then the sac underneath the light could be a lovely (eco-friendly) pot.Comment by Arden — February 8, 2007 @ 1:49 am
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  6. I like this idea. I think I’ll experiment with it to make a table or floor lamp version. I don’t like the look of the pot sitting under like that, and if that is just a plastic bottle the plant roots won’t appreciate the light.Comment by Nemo — February 8, 2007 @ 6:36 am
  7. What happens when the lights get warm, does it hurt the plants at all? Is it a fire hazard?Comment by Cassandra — February 8, 2007 @ 7:10 am
  8. Compact Fluorescent light bulbs don’t get very hot. If anything, the plants would appreciate the added warmth around the bulb. It isn’t a fire hazard at all, or no more than any other CFL Fixture.Comment by Nemo — February 9, 2007 @ 12:33 pm
  9. I love them! These lamps are magical, artistic, ecological, relaxing, inspiring & romantic: just perfect!!! Plus I can imagine the wild jungle atmosphere they might bring to a room. Congratulations.Comment by Astrid — February 10, 2007 @ 1:01 am
  10. Why not use the sun instead of the bulb? doesn’t make any sense to me… why use more energy to do what the sun is already doing?Comment by lkg — February 10, 2007 @ 8:16 am
  11. this is pretty nice… it would be interesting to see how much of it would complete envelope the cage/sphere. It might be better if there was a way to invert the potted plant so the pot is in the center bottom of the sphere and the plant grows from underneath. If I remember correctly there was an artist that did this with trees that grew upside down.Comment by Missy — February 10, 2007 @ 1:08 pm
  12. The possible variations could be endless. Fun. Suggestions for the perfect ivy?Comment by JT — February 11, 2007 @ 8:24 am
  13. […] “Green Light” - [via] - Link. […]Pingback by Rmutt » Blog Archive » “Green Light” - light planter — February 11, 2007 @ 1:30 pm
  14. […] “Green Light” - [via] - Original link. […]Pingback by Technology Insight » Blog Archive » “Green Light” - light planter — February 12, 2007 @ 7:12 am
  15. A few people liked the idea of this as a table lamp. A friend and I created a table lamp, similar to this idea, using LEDs for a competition a few years ago, although this is an improvement, I think, on our idea.
    Comment by simon — February 12, 2007 @ 4:34 pm — February 12, 2007 @ — February 12, 2007 @ — February 12, 2007 @ — February 12, 2007 @    

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  16. […] http://dreamingreen.nl/home/?p=3 The first green dream is the “Green Light”. A plant (Hedera) grows around an (energy saving!) lamp. You can grow it or cut it to dim or brighten the light. […]Pingback by Trip Hop Clan » Blog Archive » The First True “Green Light” — February 13, 2007 @ 3:16 am
  17. To everyone: Thank YOU for your great and enthusiastic response, suggestions and feedback!Thanks for blogging too! Great!to Erlend, Sjur, Daedius, Astrid: Thanks for your enthusiastic reactions! It means a lot to me!to Arden: Yep, a table light would be great too. Are you interested in designing the table-lamp version? We can post your instruction as a download here.???to Nemo: It’s indeed a recycled bottle. And I must say that my plants in the Green Lights don’t have any problems with the light. They grow very well.to Cassandra: The bulb doesn’t and should not touch the lamp. And if it grows there at some point it should be directed away from it. Please see also Nemo’s comments.

    to lkg: The sun is the absolute best light source, no question about that. However the “Green Light” is meant to replace the avarage/ungreen light bulb and fixture.

    to Missy: Sounds interesting. Do you have a web link of the artist? I decided to put the pot a little further from the bulb (underneath), which eases the watering.

    to JT: Thanks! I think any plant that climbs is perfect.

    o Simon: Sounds interesting! Do you have a picture/link? Are you interested in submitting your version as the next Green Dream?

    To everyone: Let’s keep this site alive and kicking with everyone’s participations! Dreaming Green together is sooo nice! And please continue to tell your friends. Then I’ll do my best to improve the site. We can do it together!

    Comment by admin — February 13, 2007 @ 6:10 am

  18. […] Este modelo de Lámpara-Planta llamada Green Light (via makezine.com ), resuelve dos problemas actuales en mi piso: cómo cambiar la lámpara del comedor y donde poner una planta sin que se la coman las plantas. Añade un Comentario | RSS feed de los Comentarios | TrackBack […]Pingback by Potaje » Luz Verde, la Lámpara Planta - La Dieta de un Paranoico. — February 15, 2007 @ 5:03 pm
  19. This is lovely! Just one more thing to get me dreaming of summer and dinners out on the patio.Comment by Michelle — February 17, 2007 @ 11:16 pm
  20. I would buy this.Comment by Bonnie — February 26, 2007 @ 11:20 am
  21. Cool way to waste more energy. Al Gore must have tens of thousands of theses in his mansions.Comment by Tim B — February 28, 2007 @ 8:03 pm
  22. Haha, Tim B.
    ; -)    

    Anyway, this Green Light is WAY! better than any other traditional light, don’t you think?

    Comment by admin — March 30, 2007 @ 2:47 am

  23. I featured this great design on my blog [wind-it-up-org.blogspot.com]. Just awesome!
    Keep up the good work. =]    

    Comment by Ben — April 9, 2007 @ 1:57 pm


23 Comments

  1. Wow I like!

    Comment by Erlend — February 6, 2007 @ 1:02 am

  2. These are way to cool!!!

    Comment by Sjur — February 7, 2007 @ 3:18 am

  3. Very impressive

    Comment by Daedius — February 8, 2007 @ 1:07 am

  4. I love it! What about a table-lamp version? Then the sac underneath the light could be a lovely (eco-friendly) pot.

    Comment by Arden — February 8, 2007 @ 1:49 am

  5. […] Originally Syndicated via RSS from del.icio.us/tag/diy Kaufen Sie die eBay Anwendung! […]

    Pingback by iDiy.mobi » “Green Light” — February 8, 2007 @ 4:17 am

  6. I like this idea. I think I’ll experiment with it to make a table or floor lamp version. I don’t like the look of the pot sitting under like that, and if that is just a plastic bottle the plant roots won’t appreciate the light.

    Comment by Nemo — February 8, 2007 @ 6:36 am

  7. What happens when the lights get warm, does it hurt the plants at all? Is it a fire hazard?

    Comment by Cassandra — February 8, 2007 @ 7:10 am

  8. Compact Fluorescent light bulbs don’t get very hot. If anything, the plants would appreciate the added warmth around the bulb. It isn’t a fire hazard at all, or no more than any other CFL Fixture.

    Comment by Nemo — February 9, 2007 @ 12:33 pm

  9. I love them! These lamps are magical, artistic, ecological, relaxing, inspiring & romantic: just perfect!!! Plus I can imagine the wild jungle atmosphere they might bring to a room. Congratulations.

    Comment by Astrid — February 10, 2007 @ 1:01 am

  10. Why not use the sun instead of the bulb? doesn’t make any sense to me… why use more energy to do what the sun is already doing?

    Comment by lkg — February 10, 2007 @ 8:16 am

  11. this is pretty nice… it would be interesting to see how much of it would complete envelope the cage/sphere. It might be better if there was a way to invert the potted plant so the pot is in the center bottom of the sphere and the plant grows from underneath. If I remember correctly there was an artist that did this with trees that grew upside down.

    Comment by Missy — February 10, 2007 @ 1:08 pm

  12. The possible variations could be endless. Fun. Suggestions for the perfect ivy?

    Comment by JT — February 11, 2007 @ 8:24 am

  13. […] “Green Light” - [via] - Link. […]

    Pingback by Rmutt » Blog Archive » “Green Light” - light planter — February 11, 2007 @ 1:30 pm

  14. […] “Green Light” - [via] - Original link. […]

    Pingback by Technology Insight » Blog Archive » “Green Light” - light planter — February 12, 2007 @ 7:12 am

  15. A few people liked the idea of this as a table lamp. A friend and I created a table lamp, similar to this idea, using LEDs for a competition a few years ago, although this is an improvement, I think, on our idea.

    Comment by simon — February 12, 2007 @ 4:34 pm

  16. […] http://dreamingreen.nl/home/?p=3 The first green dream is the “Green Light”. A plant (Hedera) grows around an (energy saving!) lamp. You can grow it or cut it to dim or brighten the light. […]

    Pingback by Trip Hop Clan » Blog Archive » The First True “Green Light” — February 13, 2007 @ 3:16 am

  17. To everyone: Thank YOU for your great and enthusiastic response, suggestions and feedback!Thanks for blogging too! Great!

    to Erlend, Sjur, Daedius, Astrid: Thanks for your enthusiastic reactions! It means a lot to me!

    to Arden: Yep, a table light would be great too. Are you interested in designing the table-lamp version? We can post your instruction as a download here.???

    to Nemo: It’s indeed a recycled bottle. And I must say that my plants in the Green Lights don’t have any problems with the light. They grow very well.

    to Cassandra: The bulb doesn’t and should not touch the lamp. And if it grows there at some point it should be directed away from it. Please see also Nemo’s comments.

    to lkg: The sun is the absolute best light source, no question about that. However the “Green Light” is meant to replace the avarage/ungreen light bulb and fixture.

    to Missy: Sounds interesting. Do you have a web link of the artist? I decided to put the pot a little further from the bulb (underneath), which eases the watering.

    to JT: Thanks! I think any plant that climbs is perfect.

    o Simon: Sounds interesting! Do you have a picture/link? Are you interested in submitting your version as the next Green Dream?

    To everyone: Let’s keep this site alive and kicking with everyone’s participations! Dreaming Green together is sooo nice! And please continue to tell your friends. Then I’ll do my best to improve the site. We can do it together!

    Comment by admin — February 13, 2007 @ 6:10 am

  18. […] Este modelo de Lámpara-Planta llamada Green Light (via makezine.com ), resuelve dos problemas actuales en mi piso: cómo cambiar la lámpara del comedor y donde poner una planta sin que se la coman las plantas. Añade un Comentario | RSS feed de los Comentarios | TrackBack […]

    Pingback by Potaje » Luz Verde, la Lámpara Planta - La Dieta de un Paranoico. — February 15, 2007 @ 5:03 pm

  19. This is lovely! Just one more thing to get me dreaming of summer and dinners out on the patio.

    Comment by Michelle — February 17, 2007 @ 11:16 pm

  20. I would buy this.

    Comment by Bonnie — February 26, 2007 @ 11:20 am

  21. Cool way to waste more energy. Al Gore must have tens of thousands of theses in his mansions.

    Comment by Tim B — February 28, 2007 @ 8:03 pm

  22. Haha, Tim B.
    ; -)

    Anyway, this Green Light is WAY! better than any other traditional light, don’t you think?

    Comment by admin — March 30, 2007 @ 2:47 am

  23. I featured this great design on my blog [wind-it-up-org.blogspot.com]. Just awesome!
    Keep up the good work. =]

    Comment by Ben — April 9, 2007 @ 1:57 pm

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