You know, we track some wacky trends here on Crave. There are the cars. The latest in this emerging trend is the Neues Licht UFO Light, a German lighting concept that is shaped like something that might have appeared in an episode of Mystery Science Theater 3000., and the , and of course . And recently I've been spotting another one: things shaped like UFOs. There's that that flies, and a to manage hands-free electronic activity in
The Neues Licht UFO is made mostly out of glass fibers, and uses a small energy source that remains out of view, embedded in the ceiling. Within the hanging light itself, there's no electricity at all--and even in the source, it's kept to a minimum. The UFO's efficiency is apparently comparable to that of LEDs, another tech trend we've followed here. It's a piece of design, indeed, but Treehugger seems to indicate that these pretty and energy-efficient lighting solutions are actually available for sale. Where and for how much, however, I couldn't tell you.