The Plumen 001 is the world’s first designer energy saving light bulb.

The energy saving light bulb is a neglected, yet inspiring invention. It uses 80% less energy than the traditional incandescent light bulb, keeps down electricity bills and is better for the environment. It also lasts around 8 times longer.

Despite this, we tend to buy them out of moral obligation. To some the problem is the light they give off, to others it is the way they look. Both can be solved. We believe the answer is in the design.

PLUMEN BULB LOOP from Plumen on Vimeo.

Make the bulb attractive and people will spend a bit more and enjoy a better quality of light and a design they appreciate every day. Glass tubes can be bent is many different shapes so why are there thousands of manufacturers but only three designs? Plumen aims to address the problem.



The name comes from ‘plume’ – a bird’s show feather, designed to attract attention to a bird’s prowess and beauty. We believe our designs do the same for the energy saving light bulb, as you can see from our public FlickR site.

Plumen 001
Concept & Design Direction: HULGER
Design: Samuel Wilkinson Sam Wilkinson




If you do purchase a bulb we’d love to see how you use it. Please add your images to the FlickR group if you want to share your ideas.



Plumen – The World’s First Designer Energy Saving Light Bulb.