Brian Richer




The Recycled tube light offers a new life to the disused common fluorescent bulb. The dead bulbs, repurposed as the shade to a pair of incandescent bulbs, offer a warmer light source than in its original incarnation. The signature red cord introduces an element of fun integral to Castor’s design work. -Shaun Moore


Tarah CassidyNovember 19, 2006
This is such a cool idea! This version looks a little industrial for most peoples taste but the concept is genuis! What else are we to to with all those useless lights???? This could be fashioned into a very trendy lamp, where you wouldn’t even be able to tell what it was made from. Thumbs up for thinking out of the box! It should be marketed!
Dylan PaskDecember 1, 2006
This by far is one of the best uses of recycled materials in design that I’ve seen as of late. I find that half the time you seen a design done with recycled materials its quite obvious and if not obvious, made obvious by its designer or manufacturer, the other half, its not obvious and therefore expensive since the designer/manufacturer has gone to steps to hide it. The simplicity and elegance of this design is what makes it beautiful and the use of something as abundant as burnt out florescent tubes could no doubt lead to endless production. -Dylan Pask
Christine LieuDecember 1, 2006
I simply admire the use of these fluorescent tubes as a shade for another source of light. I can picture this in a loft or industrial space where it would be set up as a tall column mimicking the common concrete beams. I was even inspired to make my own recycled tube light when I saw a stacked pile of fluorescent tubes in boxes near the new U of T pharmacy building (at the corner of University and College). However, I suspected that they were the new lights to be installed in the building, so I just kept walking. I would’ve never considered the many creative uses for fluorescent tubes, but after seeing this picture, anything is possible!
Miriam HaynesJuly 18, 2007
wow, this is an excellent idea! and it looks fantastic!
B.K.HAMSAR MAJITHOctober 19, 2007
hai, I need a recycled metireals information .because I interested in this project .PLS send your currect address. thanking u With regards B.K.HAMSAR MAJITH
SarahFebruary 20, 2008
I wish they would just use warm white fluorescents instead of incandescents…it would take the green initiative a step further. These lights are installed at Reposado on Ossington.
Duncan MundayMay 1, 2008
Energy saving and recycling is an issue that everyone should bve aware of. The recycled tube light is a great idea and promotes exactly the right message. Everyone can do their bit by using energy saving light bulbs which come in many ranges and styles. They can lower your bills and lower your carbon footprint.
HellFoxDecember 20, 2008
Stand this on it’s end, with one working tube in the center, add a black cap bottom and top, weight the base, and it would make a great arty corner lamp. Very nice idea.
apoorva yadavNovember 3, 2009
the concept of the design is aesthetic as well as it shows how to reutilise ‘ good’ objects
Ashley MartinezMay 11, 2010
Incandescent light bulbs will soon be phased out because they waste a lot of energy.,\*’
 Pine DeskAugust 16, 2010
incandescent light bulbs should be phased out because they waste a lot of electrical energy_”_
zeboon chembaaOctober 19, 2010
Lestif appungedirj bok kajpt!! blokstqpii?
neerajNovember 23, 2010
send me philips tube light pictures
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