Story at a glance:

  • This is some of the latest in eco-friendly lighting.
  • These new products can be placed on the table, mounted on the wall, or set the mood with the touch of an app.

The options for lighting just seem to be getting better—from more sustainable solutions to innovative ways to bring light into a space. Here are some exciting new products we’ve come across so far in 2024.

Dune Collection by In Common With


The Dune Table Lamp works inside and out, with a dim-to-warm LED, a decorative dimmer, and a rechargeable 10-hour battery. Photo by William Jess Laird

Brooklyn-based lighting design studio In Common With launched its new indoor-outdoor lighting collection, Dune, earlier this year.

This function-forward design comes in energetic colors and three styles—the Dune Table Lamp, the Ripple Sconce, and the Ridge Surface Mount.

Named for the natural sand formations that shape-shift and migrate with the wind, each fixture brings a touch of whimsy to the ritual of gathering. In Common With is a design studio built on collaboration between artists, materials, environments, and the community at large.

Founders Felicia Hung and Nick Ozemba are longtime friends whose path into business began with a shared goal—to create well-designed items that combined meticulous, made-to-order craftsmanship with scalable manufacturing. In Common With launched in 2018.

Berm Sconce Acrylic from hollis+morris

hollis+morris has been committed to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing since its founding in 2014, and their latest lighting collection—featuring the Berm Orb, Berm Sconce, and Oyster Sconce—is no different.

All light fixtures are assembled in the company’s Toronto-based, LEED Platinum–certified manufacturing facility. All raw lumber used for products that hollis+morris constructs in-house is FSC-certified, and the wood species used are native to the Toronto area to minimize the material footprint.

hollis+morris fixtures are built with LED technology to provide a more energy-efficient, longer-lasting lighting solution with lower carbon emissions. Integrated LED ensures the products can adapt to using even more efficient technology as it becomes available.

Luxury Experience App by Lutron Electronics


Ketra works in harmony with Lutron’s premium lighting controls and shades to create spaces with a warm, more personal touch. Photo courtesy of Lutron

Lutron showed off its new Luxury Experience App at KBIS in February 2024 as part of Tiny Home Experience that also featured some of the brand’s latest and most popular offerings.

The app allows homeowners and designers alike to take control of the mood and ambience of a space with assets that evoke natural light and more. Demonstrations showed off a wide range of Lutron and Ketra smart home offerings to reveal how light can shape our perception of any space.

“The industry is beginning to realize that the life that we’ve inhabited for the past 10 years has not met the standards of what we’ve previously had with incandescent lights or sunlight alone,” says Cecilia Ramos, senior director – architectural market at Lutron. “There is a thirst and hunger for something that’s dynamic, that’s natural feeling, that’s sustainable as well because it’s low energy.”

The new app features allow users to visualize Lutron products within projects, seamlessly blending digital elements with reality to improve decision-making and the overall customer experience. Ramos, who studied architecture, says what people demand of their interior lighting today is changing. “For me it’s a shift in mindset where people are like, ‘I deserve better than this.’” ​​

illi Bon from Luxxbox


illi Bon is a functional beauty made from recycled PET material and combined with a high-output LED. Photo courtesy of Luxxbox

Acoustic lighting leader Luxxbox recently launched illi Bon—a beautiful, functional, more compact version of the brand’s award-winning illi acoustic pendant, crafted from recycled PET material and coupled with a high-output LED.

The illi Bon offers sound absorption and direct illumination in a compact form, ideal for smaller commercial and residential spaces. Like its larger sibling, it boasts a captivating array of soft PET outer gills that significantly enhance noise absorption.

The mini pendant is available in two sizes and 15 vibrant colors, offering design flexibility while seamlessly blending into existing aesthetics.

Beyond its minimalist design and impressive sound absorption, illi Bon champions sustainability and efficiency. Its high-performance LED uses just 25 watts of power, delivering bright illumination while minimizing environmental impact.

Reminder (001) lamp from Enkei


The Reminder (001) lamp is made mainly from repurposed waste. Photos courtesy of Enkei

Swedish startup Enkei transforms building waste into beautiful, functional design pieces. Their debut product, the Reminder (001) lamp, incorporates a movable textile shade and is made mainly from repurposed waste—including from high-end fashion deadstock, discarded ventilation pipes, fossil-free steel, and their own newly developed material, ReCeramix.

ReCeramix is a new material innovation and substitute for concrete. Instead of conventional sand, Enkei opts for ceramic waste from construction sites, tackling the issues associated with both sand mining and improper ceramic waste disposal. This circular approach not only decreases environmental impact but also helps prevent potential soil and groundwater contamination, offering a comprehensive solution to waste reduction and landfill overflow.

“Our mission is to inspire conscious choices, believing in the possibility of another world that challenges today’s linear systems and unsustainable consumption patterns,” says Lovisa Sunnerholm, cofounder and CEO at Enkei.