Plumen has released the new 001 LED light bulb, uniting form, function and innovation whilst retaining its iconic 001 bulb shape. Engineered in the UK, the series features a new patented LED construction that replaces the previous compact fluorescent technology, allowing for greater control, performance and longevity.
While the double-looped form designed by Plumen and Samuel Wilkinson remains, the bulb is now completely dimmable and has a lifespan of over 20,000 hours, equating to almost twenty years of average use. It is also available in three colour temperatures; super-warm, warm and cool, offering further flexibility.
The new inner-workings of the 001 LED also create a sleeker form factor, which in turn means the bulb is suitable for many more fittings and shades, while the LED tubes have a matte, bone-like finish. A ceramic housing exudes a premium finish that is environmentally responsible, and as neither aluminium nor mercury are used, the bulb can be fully dissembled to ensure it is 100% recyclable.
“Our goal is for sustainable design to be a natural choice and our light bulbs aim to inspire that change,” says co-founder and Creative Director Nicolas Roope. “We are proud of the huge effort that has gone into bringing the 001 LED to market. Our original 001 is a tough act to follow, but we believe this reincarnated 001 LED will become a new classic, and a sound choice for anyone who enjoys beautiful design that doesn’t cost the earth.”