Meet Flo: The Eco Friendly Lamp With Mood Lighting

How much light do you really need for a given task? And how do you know you’re not using more? A new, eco-friendly LED desk lamp design from Micheal Angelini allows users to “mix” high-intensity bright light with warmer, less electricity-intensive light the way we would mix the water in the shower. Hence the name: Flo, the Eco-friendly Light (which comes to us by way of I Green Spot).

The Flo lamp makes use of recycled metal for a modern, angular look, and energy-efficient LEDs. Many designers would have stopped there, and called it eco-good. But Angelini takes it one step further, by using three different intensities of lights–the Warm White LED (with a kelvin color temperature between 2000 and 4000), the Natural White LED (4000-5000), and the Cool White LED (5500-10000)–allowing users to mix these lighting options to the perfect intensity for the task at hand, cutting down on wasted watts.

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image via Michael Angelini

While this may seem like not much more than a glorified dimmer switch, the Flo lamp design actually exhibits some real innovation–not only in energy-efficiency, but in reducing eye-strain. After all, what we need sometimes is not just less light, but a different kind of light, in order to give our eyes a break and stay focused on our work. And since LED lamps already require quite a few of these tiny-but-mighty bulbs to produce the desired effect, why not change it up and offer some further eco-options?

Susan DeFreitas has covered all manner of green technology for EarthTechling since 2009. She is a graduate of Prescott College for the Liberal Arts and the Environment, and has a background in marketing green businesses. Her work on green living has been featured in Yes! Magazine, the Utne Reader and Natural Home.

    • Cgu4

      You’re not even close with that “kilowatts” unit used in the article above.

      • Pete Danko

        Good point, Cgu4. We apparently misinterpreted Kelvin color temperatures for kilowatts. Doh! Will make the fix. Thanks.