YSM’s Night Book is an LED lamp that looks like a book. It turns on when you take it out of its cover, making it perfect for sitting alongside actual books in a bookshelf. You can use it vertically or horizontally. Despite its price, it’s sold out as of this writing.
Casper’s Glow is a light designed to help you sleep. Its warm light gradually dims in the night then slowly warms up during the day. You can control one or more lights using its app, but you can also control it with gestures. It has a built-in battery and a charging stand.
This waterproof LED lantern doubles as a Bluetooth speaker with 360º sound. Its 4400 mAh battery offers up to 24 hours of light, or can recharge gadgets too. Its 400 lumen light source has 5 modes including bright white, red, color fade, music synced, and emergency.
The My Cinema Lightbox not only looks like a marquee, it’s also fit for any occasion thanks to its RGB LED backlights. You can make it flash in a variety of colors or stick to one, including white. It comes in three sizes and can be powered via USB or battery.
BioLite’s SunLight is an affordable portable RGB LED lamp. It has a solar panel at the back with a clever sundial so you can easily recharge it on the go. It also has a microUSB charging port. It lasts up to 50 h per charge. The 360º kickstand makes it easy to hang.
Maker of cool stuff Ollari’s shows us how to turn plywood into a sweet modern ceiling lamp which has a shade made from bent slats placed around its circumference. It actually doesn’t look that hard to do yourself with a little time, effort, and the proper tools.
ilsangisang’s clever lamp features a design that makes it look like it’s always turned on. It sits at the intersection of your desk and a wall, providing a mock beam of light that doubles as a display for small objects. It also really does light up. Measures about 15.5″ tall.
Modustrial Maker teamed up with fellow builder Jonny Builds to transform a huge honkin’ wooden timber beam and sheets of steel into a sculptural ambient floor lamp, loaded up with LED strips that display patterns in reaction to music. We want one of these in our office.
This elegant desk lamp wonderfully marries form with function. It uses cast-iron weights in a counter-balance mechanism to make it easy to adjust the lamp’s height and length. It also uses conductive materials on the joints instead of cables to transmit power.
British design duo Glithero’s unique desk lamp has a playful method for switching it on. It’s activated only when you knock over a series of copper dominoes which complete the circuit when toppled. Of course, you have to set them all up again each time you turn off the lamp.
Spanish skateboard craft shop Skate-Home makes lamps out of skateboard decks. One of the shop’s designs is inspired by the radical Mattel Hover Board from Back to the Future II. The deck can be displayed horizontally or vertically, and it has a 7W LED light source.
Looking for a project to put basic welding skills to use? Check out this DIY idea from Ollari’s – a lamp with a shade made by welding a bunch of steel nuts around a curved form, and a base made out of the same. It’s a cool enough design that we’ll forgive his spelling of “baking soda.”
Retro lamp maker Anglepoise offers 3:1 lamps. But they also have something on the other end of the scale. The 90 Mini Mini is a half-scale version of the company’s iconic 1970’s lamp, the Model 90. It’s powered via USB, and is available in blue or gray.
DIY Perks shows us how to make a beautiful, vintage-looking Bluetooth speaker and LED lamp using cheap parts and electronics. There is a bit of 3D printing and soldering involved though. If you’re up to the task, check out the video’s description for the relevant links.