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Love It or Hate It? LED Balloon Lamp

I'm a huge fan of energy-efficient lighting, so I was excited to see these LED balloon lamps posted on AT: SF ($30 for one, including shipping, available at designboom).

I would love to find a fanciful place for one of these in my home, but I have to wonder if the sustainability of LED lighting is seriously out of step with the disposability of the balloon that surrounds it.

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Mino Mino 9 years
A GOOD IDEA BUT BALLOONS ARE SO IMPRACTICLE THEY SHOULD HAVE MADE THE OUTSIDE GLASS
gossipqueen gossipqueen 9 years
LOVE IT!!! but to take care of it would be major HASSLE!
beingtazim beingtazim 9 years
interesting idea, and i love the art element to it - but 30$ for one: how much did those huge fixtures cost?!
PartyBarbie PartyBarbie 9 years
I love throwing way over-the-top parties.. this would be perfect!! So fun! It would make for conversation and what's the point of having a party that no one talks about?!
redegg redegg 9 years
It says on the website they "are produced by the designers themselves and should be considered as art objects with no specific function." So they are not really supposed to be used as lamps per se, although they last 100 hours. :? I guess that explains the balloon.
sweetpeabrina sweetpeabrina 9 years
I went to an event at the Twelve Atlantic Station (a boutique hotel in Atlanta) and they covered the ceiling in white balloons with blinking LEDs in them. It was very whimsical and sweet. I love this idea!
sahayra sahayra 9 years
I wouldn't say I hate it, but it looks too funky, and you're right about the problems of disposal.
fragiletearz fragiletearz 9 years
I can't decide...I think I like it..But I dunno
veside veside 9 years
Okay this article BEGS for the following headline: 99 Led Balloons...
chancleta chancleta 9 years
love it how wonderful in a childs room oooo wouldn't a kids room decorated in a circus theme look simply awesome with this?!
steen steen 9 years
These would be neat with some colored balloons for a party or birthday or something. Of course, you could just as easily recreate it for a lot less --- a pack of LED sticks and balloons will go far. :)
Murple Murple 9 years
They look pretty, but would be so wasteful. I might use them for a special occasion where I'm already be planning to use balloons, but not around the house for every day lighting.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I like them tons! I would have them in my house for sure :)
jennifer76 jennifer76 9 years
I really dig the one on the right, but why did they have to use balloons? Balloons wither and shrivel within a few days even without light inside. :(
RosaDilia RosaDilia 9 years
The lamp looks like insect larvae or something to that effect.
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