Some of today's most high-tech and eco-friendly lighting comes in surprisingly low-tech packaging. Of Eleek's
more than 100 fixtures designed by Eric Kaster, the vast majority can be wired for LED bulbs. The new lamping technology is far more energy-efficient than compact fluorescent. All of Eleek's fixtures are handcrafted in the company's Portland, Oregon, factory. The Art Nouveau–inspired Illuminata, which is cast from 90 percent recycled bronze and adorned with a handblown glass globe is about $990.