Mixko: Lampshades That Require Energy Efficient Bulbs


TreeHugger is a big fan of energy-efficient lighting. LEDs and compact fluorescent bulbs have graced these pages many, many times, so we like to see designers who get this and create products that help us get the message across. These lampshades, called Delight (the one with the butterflies) and Coron are part of the UK's Mixko Hat Trick collection, and are made from wool felt hats. The material is delicate enough that a bulb over 20 Watts will cause the shade to "melt" and deform, so energy-efficient light bulbs are a must to keep these jazzy fixtures looking their best. We recommend compact fluorescents; here is a quick reference guide for CFLs and some handy user tips as well. ::Mixko via ::Better Living Through Design