In 2009, with energy consumption rising to unprecedented highs, governments across the world passed measures to phase out incandescent & filament light bulbs in favour of more energy-efficient lighting alternatives. There was only one problem with the plan - all the alternatives tended to fall short.
Two years ago Buster + Punch set themselves the challenge that they would be the first independent design label to produce the world’s first designer LED bulb.
The design aimed to achieve two things; to make LED sexy and to create a more useful light bulb that would give off both an ambient warm glow and a focused spot light - something never achieved by a single light bulb before. Firstly, drawing inspiration from the Eddison filament bulb, a teardrop-shaped glass shell houses a resin light pipe that creates a crisp, clean quality of light. There’s a choice of three glass colours in either warm gold, smoked grey or bright crystal and the bulbs are finished with a satin metallic sheen, so they look as good off as they do when they’re on.
The resin light pipe at the centre of the BUSTER bulb achieves the second goal set; these patented white fins allow ambient light to diffuse through the sides of the bulb and reflect down the centre of the pipe, where it exits as a spot light. The light pipe provides subtle lighting in a room, whilst at the same time throws focused light onto tables and surfaces below.
The BUSTER bulb is the first stylish eco-friendly LED alternative to traditional filament bulbs. The E27 base means it can be used as a direct replacement for standard screw-thread incandescent bulbs. The BUSTER bulb is fully dimmable and at 2700K, provides a soft, flattering ambient light. At 3W they consume just 1/20th of the energy of a conventional incandescent and last over 7 times longer. The bulbs exceed all applicable UK & EU safety standards and bulb life is an excellent 10,000 hours or just under 5 years at six hours a day.
All bulbs here shown in the Heavy Metal single light pendant, available in Steel, Smoked Bronze and Rose Copper.
Photo Credit: Magnus Torsne