People are certainly doing some interesting things with LED lights these days, which is good news for the environment. But LEDs don’t look anything like regular incandescent or even CFLs–they’re tiny, which means that those seeking to incorporate them into everyday indoor lighting have faced some unique challenges in terms of design. One of the most noteworthy we’ve seen lately is the OBO Light concept by Savvas Panagiotou (which comes to us by way of Yanko Design).
The OBO Light features a unique oblong shape, providing an appearance more akin to a piece of sculpture than a lamp. While it can be used with white LEDs for direct illumination, its ring of lights can also be fitted with different colors, providing a puddle of mood lighting on your wall, perfect for a party or simply relaxing. The OBO Light is also cordless, a plus for areas where a plug may not be accessible, and can be powered by rechargeable batteries.
The body of the OBO Light can apparently be constructed out of wood, plastic or metal, giving it some different options in both look and feel. Its ring of lights, at 1W per LED, feature a lifetime up to 25,000 hours.