February 5, 2013

Superb transformation of non/illumination – Pharaoh by Lightyears

New Lightyears pendant Pharaoh designed by Hulger, offers spectacular experience of transformation between illuminated and non-illuminated lighting object - reinventing the standards for pendant design. The Pharaoh is designed to gently frame and enhance the expression of the beautifully designed and eye-catching Plumen light source.

Pharaoh pendant (Lightyears). Design: Hulger. Image: Lightyears.

Lightyears are launching Pharaoh at Stockholm Furniture & Light Fair, which starts today (5-9 February 2013).

Pharaoh is made of injection-moulded ABS plastic with mirror coating and aluminium.

In addition to a precise, harmonious shape, Pharaoh is impressive in its unusual and spectacular form. When the lamp is switched off, the shade appears to be mirror-like, reflective and robust. And yet, the moment the lamp is switched on, the shade takes on a metallic transparency, thereby making the light source visible.

It emits warm, dazzle-free direct light, which works well above e.g. dinner tables. Pharaoh comes with a Plumen 001 light source that gives out 680 lumen, which is the equivalent of a 55W incandescent bulb.

The pendant has been developed in collaboration with the English design company, Hulger, which produces the Plumen light sources, which plays a pivotal role in Pharaoh’s design.

Michael George Hemus and Nicolas Roope - Hulger.

With their product design, Hulger is keen to help us cherish and even celebrate light once more, in the way the old rulers were once celebrated. This is why Hulger has selected a product name centring on “Monarchs and Rulers”, to encourage the celebration of light.

In their first light design for Lightyears, Hulger has worked to make the light more user-friendly, while simultaneously enabling the lamp to accentuate the light source.

According to Hulger, light should be cherished and beautifully presented. Plumen, the world’s first designer energy-saving light bulb, is a light source capable of achieving this.

Lightyears is progressive Danish brand that creates luminous lighting products,  combining tradition and renewal. They tend to shed light on new takes on how and where to use contemporary illumination.

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