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Steampunk Rocket Lamp

Steampunk Rocket Lamp

Artist Steve Gallagher makes this fun desk lamp that looks like a steampunk rocket ship. Each one is made from a cage light with a glass shade, various bits of pipe, and a wooden base. Four flicker bulb engines bring it to life. Available with clear, cobalt blue, or ruby red versions with an optional USB charging station.

Nova Surfrider Accent Lamps

Nova Surfrider Accent Lamps

The two-toned color schemes on these table lamps were inspired by the tides at Northern California’s Mavericks Beach. They feature a spherical glass shade and a brushed steel base, and include an LED Edison-style bulb. Choose from 10″ or 5″ diameter variants. Sale ends 4.11.2021.

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Big Bright 360-Degree Light

Big Bright 360-Degree Light

Need a super bright and diffuse light source when working on projects? This plug-in 54-watt, 6000-lumen LED lamp kicks out a ton of light and evenly distributes it in a 360-degree circle. It uses 162 individual LEDs to create smooth, shadow-free light. Measures appx. 12″ high x 5″ diameter.

HyperCube Infinity Lamp

HyperCube Infinity Lamp

This amazing and colorful accent light has a structure made up of full-color LED light strips, set into a cube of one-way mirrored acrylic panels. The result is the coolest infinity lamp we’ve ever seen. It works with a companion mobile app to adjust its lighting effects and has a sound-reactive mode. Comes in 10″ and 15″ sizes.

Sunne Solar Light

Sunne Solar Light

Designed by Marjan van Aubel, the Sunne is a modern ambient lighting source that harvests solar energy during the daytime, providing illumination at night. The light hangs in a window and automatically turns on at dusk. Its touch control offers three color settings: rise, light, and set. It’s made from anodized aluminum and acrylic.

Map on Glass Lamps

Map on Glass Lamps

These unique accent lamps can be personalized with a map of a city of your choice. Faytown Designs makes each one by etching the design onto its glass shade. The tabletop lamps measure 19″ tall and come with a T45 Edison light bulb to accentuate the details. They also can do logos and other custom images.

Making a Magnet Cuboctahedron

Making a Magnet Cuboctahedron

Magnetic Games presents yet another wonderfully satisfying video, in which he uses hundreds of magnetic rods and spheres to create an complicated geometric sculpture. He placed a light at the center of his masterpiece, so it casts interesting shadows as well. After it’s all done, he knocks it down with a catapult.

GE C by GE Sol Smart Light

This sleek, modern table light offers the voice capabilities of a standalone Amazon Alexa device. Its efficient LED lighting source can be programmed to change color temperature from cool to warm, and scheduled using a smartphone app. Save 55% in The Awesomer Shop.

Bomb Ceiling Light

Bomb Ceiling Light

This unique ceiling light from ManCave Art Store is designed to look like an old WWII era bomb. It’s decorated in an army green powder coat, with “ACME” lettering on its side, and has four 3-watt LED downlights installed on its belly. Perfect for hanging over a bar, pool table, or card table. Measures 40″ long x 8″ diameter.

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Woodturning a Rainbow Lamp

Artist Mr. Zhou presents a wonderfully satisfying crafting video. The clip features ample doses of woodturning, pouring colorful epoxy resin, and then shaving the whole thing down to reveal its finished form – an accent light that illuminates with the colors of the rainbow. Sadly, it lost one layer along the way.

Phive LK-1 Architect Lamp

Phive LK-1 Architect Lamp

Working from home? Give your workspace an upgrade with a high quality desk lamp. Phive’s modern metal light provides lots of adjustability with its swiveling, pivoting head, and 16.3″ + 16.3″ adjustable arm. Its diffusion panel uses 144 LEDs to produce smooth, glare-free light with six brightness levels and four color temperatures.

Making a Steampunk Lamp

Making a Steampunk Lamp

Athens, Greece artist Roman Parkhin of Banjo Show makes unique sculptures with a steampunk aesthetic. Watch as he turns an assortment of hardware, tubing, and vintage radio tubes into a funky accent light under a glass dome. At its center is a radiometer, a device which spins when exposed to the heat generated by a light.

Trash Panda Lamp

Trash Panda Lamp

This shiny raccoon table lamp brings a little bit of nature indoors – without the risk of rabies! The curious little critter is seen holding onto a light socket, illuminating his brass-painted resin body and beady little eyes. The lamp measures 13″ tall and is also available in a creamy matte white finish.

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Vega Wall Lamp

Vega Wall Lamp

This unique, illuminated wall art helps create a calm and relaxing environment. It features a multi-layered geometric design laser-cut from thin sheets of wood fiberboard. The colorful LED edge lighting really makes the patterns pop, and can be set to change colors. Available in 23.2″ H x 19.3″ W and 26.4″ H x 23.2″ W sizes.

Building a Lamp from Junk

Building a Lamp from Junk

Maker Laura Kampf has crafted some pretty impressive items over the years. In between larger projects, she decided to do something a little less daunting, and built herself a unique lighting fixture out of found objects and scrap wood. The finished lamp looks like something you’d find in a high-end lighting store.

Geometric Shadowcaster Lamps

Geometric Shadowcaster Lamps

The guys at ThunderDomes are in the business of building geodesic domes. But they also make some nifty LED lamps, which use 3D printing and cast resin structures to throw dramatic shadows onto walls, ceilings, and floors. They come in a variety of designs, with our favorite being the golden ratio spiral pattern.

Beem Modular Lights

Beem Modular Lights

Designer Samuel Wilkinson’s unique lighting system uses bulbs with flexible LED filaments to create a bold and modern look. The lights can work individually or in larger fixtures such as chandeliers. The bulbs come in four shapes, three “smiles” of varying degrees, and a curly shape that wraps around its ceramic base.

Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Long Distance Friendship Lamps

Let a loved one know you’re thinking about them whether you’re across town or across the globe. These wi-fi connected lamps change colors when someone touches the one it’s been paired with. Just tap, and the other light will match the color of its partner. Sold individually or in pairs.

LED Triangle Lamp

LED Triangle Lamp

This modern desk lamp offers two modes of operation – an indirect light shaped like a triangle or an adjustable task light in its open position. It has a built-in USB and Qi-compatible wireless charger in its base as well. It provides both warm and cool light settings in five brightness levels. Bostitch sells a cheaper version made from plastic.

Astronaut Desk Light

Astronaut Desk Light

Add a little space to your desk with this playful astronaut lamp from Paladone. The tiny moon man takes his spacewalk at the end of an adjustable gooseneck, as he floats above the lunar textured base below. Runs on USB or 3 AAA batteries, so it’s definitely just an accent light.

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Death Star Wall Lamp

Death Star Wall Lamp

Artist Pete Betcher of The BKPK Shop makes all kinds of cool and geeky objects for the home. Among them is this illuminated wall art which looks like a modernist Death Star. It’s made from baltic birch plywood and acrylic, and casts cool shadows onto the wall around it. Measures 11″ across, and takes a 40w candelabra bulb.

Humanscale Nova Task Light

Humanscale Nova Task Light

Humanscale’s already-iconic Nova task light won a 2019 iF Design Award and is now even better with an optional wireless charging base with two USB ports. Nova’s bright, glare-free light has a touch-dimming control, high-efficiency LEDs that deliver 440 lumens, and smart-dimming tech that turns it off when you forget.

Neatfi XL Task Lamp

Neatfi XL Task Lamp

Want a lamp that can light up your entire workbench or desk? The Neatfi XL cranks out an impressive 2200 lumens using 117 surface-mounted LEDs, casting a wide and even field of light from its 20″ diffusion shade. Its 32″ arms offer plenty of adjustability, and you can choose from four brightness levels.

Marangoni Magnetic Lights

These unique desk lamps have a pair of magnetic spheres which float in their centers. When placed near enough to each other that they attract, the light turns on. Move them apart, and it turns off. The LED light offers ambient illumination, with six different color temperature settings, and runs on a built-in rechargeable battery.

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

EcoXGear EcoLantern Speaker

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.

Octagon One Desk Light

Octagon One Desk Light

Designed by Natalie and Paul Sun of Gingko Design, this minimal and modern lamp makes a great addition to any table. Its octagonal base allows for angle adjustment, and it offers a bright and smooth light source with 36 LEDs that runs on a rechargeable battery for up to 48 hours of cordless operation.

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