Colin Furze made a steampunk bedside lamp that you wouldn’t want anywhere near your bed. It’s a lamp that’s powered by a chainsaw engine, which is connected to a generator. It even has a throttle so he can rev up the light.
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.”
The FLEXiT Solar has a built-in solar panel so that you can charge it during the day and get up to 70h of runtime. It also has a microUSB charging port. Like other FLEXiT lights, you can bend, fold and wrap its silicone body. It also has a hook and a non-slip base with magnets.
This unique lamp has a built in projector, computer, and sensors which allow for the creation of interactive, augmented reality apps on any tabletop. It can recognize objects based on shape, size, and color as well. Keep in mind that the version on Kickstarter is for developers.
Inspired by the cluster of rocket engines at the base of the SpaceX Falcon 9, Andrew McCalip of Cosine Additive created this slick modern hanging lamp. Each of its nozzles is 3D printed from either polycarbonate or PPS-carbon fiber reinforced material. Appx. 34.8″ diam.
Artist Cyril Bagnost presents a cool take on 3D acrylic illusion lamps, with whimsical low-poly designs cut precisely to the outline of the animal. The bulldog and panther are pretty sweet, but we also dig his Jeff Koons-inspired balloon dog. Lamps are powered via USB.
This compact, water resistant light is small enough to carry in just about any bag, or even in your pocket in a pinch. It pushes out up to 280 lumens, runs up to 10h at half brightness, and doubles as a 3000 mAH USB charger. Magnets and hooks provide mounting versatility.
Add a warm glow or a splash of color to any room with this USB rechargeable LED lamp. It can run up to 11 hours in nightlight mode, or 2 to 3 hours at full brightness for reading. Select from hundreds of colors, and never change a bulb with its 35,000 hour estimated life.
Etsy store NancysJars makes LED night lights out of old VHS tapes. You can customize the LEDs and the picture. The latter doesn’t have to be from a movie, but if it is the shop will do its best to use a tape of that movie to make the night light. It’s powered by AAA batteries.
Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Kit comes with an LED light, conductive paint and paper templates. It lets you make a touch-sensitive lamp, a motion-sensitive lamp and a dimmable lamp, no tools or computer needed. You can also use the LEDs in more complex projects.
A truly unique desktop lighting fixture, the Heng is activated when you lift its lower wooden sphere and place it in proximity to the upper one. Magnets cause them to attract, levitating the lower ball, and switching on the lamp. Available in beech wood or colored plastic.
A waterproof portable light that’s designed to fire light straight down while leaving room for your hands underneath. Its foldable legs automatically snap open when you take it out of its carrying case. It has three brightness settings and lasts up to 50h per charge.
A waterproof lantern you can take anywhere thanks to its inflatable design. It squishes down almost flat, and when filled with air, its body diffuses light. A built-in solar panel lets it charge when you don’t have a USB power source around. Available with white or RGB LEDs.