Lighting

New for 2016, A3 LED wall panels by B.Lux. www.grupoblux.com

Does your heart sink when you look around a lighting shop? Find much of what's on offer too fussy, too dated, too samey or too unimaginative? Then look to modern lighting from Spain, which is home to scores of great manufacturers who've embraced energy-saving LED technology

LiliLite by Crowdy House

Looking for a light that really does make it enjoyable to read in bed? Want an overhead lamp you can just plug in to a socket...and works as a bookshelf to boot? The plywood LiliLite could be just the ticket

special effects from Amberlights

For lighting that creates special effects that are relaxing and more interesting that anything on TV, choose an eco-friendly LED lamp by Amberlights

Acorn is priced from just £64 and is made from glass, aluminium and silicone

Danish flatpack designer lighting brand Vita Copenhagen is now offering its Acorn light in white. This very pretty pendant is ideal for those who love to see their low energy filament bulb

No1 Pendant light made using steam bent wood by Tom Raffield

Designers are using much more wood for decorative lighting, and not just for the stands. From the elaborate to the pared down and minimal, wood is a surprisingly versatile material for lights

Marivi Colvo and Sandro Tothill of LZF

Abby Trow talks to lighting designer Mariví Calvo of innovative wood veneer lighting brand LZF. She reckons the company is about as eco as it's possible for a designer brand to be.

Madeleine Boulesteix

Madeleine Boulesteix can take a box of unwanted glasses, teacups and jelly moulds and turn them into chandelier that will captivate and delight you for years to come. She talks to Abby Trow about her work

M Lamp for Juniper is available at Conran Shop

Our spotlight's falling on lighting..and we're impressed with Juniper's portable LED lamp and the latest addition to the Anglepoise 75 family, the Mini.

Urban Cottage Industries' FactoryLux Eco Filament bulbs offer 25,000 hours of light

Well, granted, not any old bulb, but a new generation of energy efficient LED and CFL 'filament' bulbs are pushing lamp shades into the...er..shade

Lighting from Ikea uses LEDs as the light source

The global retailer announces that from now on, it's selling only energy-saving LED lighting products

The Bocci light fitting fills the central atrium

This light and capacious modern house on a sloping plot in Vienna is heated from the ground, full of oak and has a Bocci cascading light fixture as its piece de resistance

Aircraft aluminium used to make stools by Germany's Aero-46

For the passionate enthusiast, there's no such thing as a helicopter or a motorcycle graveyard. There's simply resurrection in a new form.

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