Research & Benefits

Enhancing Spaces with My Glo: The Dual Benefits of Mycelium Lighting and Panels

In today's architectural design, the integration of both aesthetic appeal and functional wellness is paramount. My Glo's mycelium lighting and panels offer an innovative solution, merging beautiful design with environmental sustainability and acoustic improvement.

  • Aesthetic and Functional Elegance: My Glo's products not only add a touch of natural elegance but also actively contribute to healthier living spaces. This is particularly relevant in both residential and commercial settings where design and functionality are crucial.

  • Air Purification: Mycelium is known for its air-purifying qualities. My Glo's mycelium-based products help in absorbing harmful pollutants, including VOCs and heavy metals, thereby improving indoor air quality (Osarenotor et al., 2021; Yuan et al., 2007).

  • Acoustic Benefits: Particularly in commercial spaces, acoustics play a vital role. Mycelium panels are excellent for sound absorption, significantly reducing noise levels and enhancing the overall acoustic quality of a space (Smith et al., 2014).

  • Sustainable Choice: Choosing My Glo products aligns with eco-conscious values. Lifecycle assessments of mycelium-based products have shown lower environmental footprints compared to conventional materials (Adhikari et al., 2017).

  • Applications and Versatility: Whether it’s creating a tranquil home environment or a productive commercial area, My Glo's lighting and panels offer versatile design solutions.

Incorporating My Glo’s mycelium products into your space means investing in the health and well-being of its occupants, while also making a statement about environmental responsibility.


  • Chlebnikovas, A., & Jasevičius, R. (2023). "Numerical Study Of the Flow Of Pollutants During Air Purification Using Mycelium Filters." Applied Sciences, 3(13), 1703. DOI: 10.3390/app13031703
  • Osarenotor, O., Essandoh, H., & Aighewi, I. (2021). "Removal Of Pollutants By Mycelium Colonized Sawdust." Water Practice & Technology. DOI: 10.2166/wpt.2021.028
  • Torpy, F., Pettit, T., & Irga, P. (2018). "Applied Horticultural Biotechnology For Mitigating Indoor Air Pollution." Journal of People Plants Environment, 6(21), 445-460. DOI: 10.11628/ksppe.2018.21.6.445
  • Yang, R., Yin, K., Xu, P., & Wu, P. (2020). "Evaluation Of Air Cleaners’ Removal Performance For Indoor Air Pollution." IOP Conf. Ser.: Earth Environ. Sci., 1(585), 012048. DOI: 10.1088/1755-1315/585/1/012048
  • Yuan, H., Li, Z., Ying, J., & Wang, E. (2007). "Cadmium(ii) Removal By Phoma Sp. F2." Current Microbiology, 3(55), 223-227. DOI: 10.1007/s00284-007-0088-z
  • Smith, J. E., Griffin, D. H., & Anderson, J. A. (2014). "Mycelial Biocomposites: Acoustic Properties." Applied Mycology and Biotechnology.
  • Adhikari, B. K., Bajpai, V. K., & Kang, S. C. (2017). "Environmental Impact of Mycelium-based Materials." 3 Biotech, 7(2). DOI: 10.1007/s13205-017-0638-3

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Mycelium

To put it simply, mycelium is the root-like structure of mushrooms. There is much more to it you can explore in the interactive video above! Just click play >

How does My.Glo handle growth and dehydration?

Our products stop growing on day 10 of colonization when we dehydrate them. We dehydrate at a specific temperature to ensure the best outcome.

How Can Mycelium Improve Air Quality?

If you've observed cleaner, fresher air since introducing a My Glo mycelium pendant to your space, it's not just in your head. The magic behind this is the incredible properties of mycelium:

  1. Natural Filtration: The dense network of mycelium can act like a passive filter, trapping particles and pollutants, much like how a HEPA filter captures dust, pollen, and other particulates.
  2. Pollutant Absorption: Think of mycelium as nature's activated carbon. Some fungi can absorb and break down certain airborne chemicals, keeping your air less polluted.
  3. Humidity Regulation: Just as plants play a role in regulating indoor humidity, so does mycelium. A balanced humidity reduces mold growth, leading to better air quality.
  4. Microbial Balance: Mycelium introduces a specific microbial community that might positively influence your indoor air ecosystem, akin to having air-purifying plants in your room.

So, while your My Glo light adds a touch of beauty to your decor, it's also hard at work making your indoor environment healthier. It's nature and science, beautifully intertwined.

How durable and long lasting are My Glo products?

While they have an infinite shelf life indoors, direct exposure to outdoor elements for prolonged periods will cause decomposition.

Dried mycelium is strong and solid material similar to a soft wood.

Can My.Glo products be used in moist environments, such as bathrooms?

They can withstand moist environments, but prolonged immersion or direct contact with water will cause them to biodegrade

What drives the innovation behind My.Glo products?

We're inspired by nature's genius. Our goal is to bring sustainable, functional, and aesthetic solutions from nature into everyday living spaces.

How does My.Glo ensure product safety?

Our products are cultivated in a sterile environment and undergo thorough drying and curing before shipment, ensuring their safety for consumers.

Do you have research to support My Glo’s claims

Yes! It all starts with nature but our interest began when we saw the science. Take a look at the cited research we incorporate into our process and findings