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Brief Published: 1 Apr 2015

Designer LED Bulbs by Buster + Punch

Buster + Punch

LED light bulbs are gaining prominence for their high efficiency ratings, but their unattractive appearance means they are often limited to enclosed lightshades and fittings. London brand Buster + Punch solves this issue with its new designer bulb, incorporating LED technology within the look of a conventional filament bulb.

The contemporary teardrop-shaped design features LEDs encased in a resin tube to diffuse the bright light into an ambient glow, while still providing a focused light on the space below. Sophisticated finishes of warm gold and smoked grey add translucent metallic sheens to the glass to further imbue a soft and warming effect.

The simple yet striking design can be used in place of any regular light bulb and is particularly suitable for popular exposed designs that highlight the bulb. It also provides the same long-lasting and energy-efficient properties of an LED fitting – Buster + Punch claims it lasts up to 10,000 hours and consumes just 1/20th of the energy of traditional bulbs.

First noted at biennial lighting show Euroluce during Milan Design Week 2013, designers are continuing to experiment with new ways of countering the drawbacks of harsh, fluorescent lights. Look out for more lighting innovations from our upcoming coverage of this year's show (April 14-19).

For more examples of light bulbs redesigned to embrace LED technology, see updates from Ledon, Plumen and Philips, and Ikea's recent investment in flexible LED technology.