Every home needs lighting, but lighting means paying the electric bill as well as consuming carbon-spewing fuels. So what can you do when you’re looking for a way to light your nest that’s both stylish and easy on the environment (and your wallet)? Look no further. We’ve compiled a small collection of some of the most interesting and stylish lighting options out there, all of which use LEDs rather than traditional bulbs while maintaining their carefully created artistic designs.
LEDs, or light-emitting diodes, are highly efficient and long-lasting alternatives to light bulbs. Where a traditional bulb sends an electric current across a tightly-wound filament to produce heat, with light really a mere byproduct, LEDs use the recombination of electrons to produce photons, which appear to us as light. And they use far less energy, to the point where a 6-watt LED can produce the same amount of light as a 40-watt lightbulb. And that means a smaller carbon footprint, and a smaller electric bill. Check out some of the chic lighting options in the gallery by clicking a photo for more information.