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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
NUÜR’s “C”-shaped aluminum lamp makes a great accent light for your desk, bookshelf, or bedside table. Beyond its modern, sculptural design, it offers stepless dimming, and three color temperatures to choose from, so you can pick warm, cool, or neutral light output. Measures appx. 12.6″ tall.
BenQ’s swing-arm LED lamp kicks out a much wider field of light than typical desk lamps. It’s been optimized for on-screen reading, and minimizes glare. You can adjust its brightness and color temperature from 2700K to 5700K, and it has an ambient light sensor. Made from lightweight zinc and aluminum alloy.
This unique LED light bulb eliminates the need for expensive lighting fixtures. Instead, it’s got an integrated lampshade that distributes a bright, warm area light from its sides. It fits into standard E26 bulb sockets, so you can just pick up a cheap hanging pendant and you’re all set for under 25 bucks.
At first glance, this hurricane lamp looks like a classic oil lantern, but it’s actually packed with modern technology, using a vintage style LED bulb as its light source, and cranking out tunes from its Bluetooth speaker. Its light is dimmable and burns for up to seven hours, while its speaker plays for up to five hours per charge.
Whether you’re looking for a bedside reading lamp or a splash of color to set the mood, Aukey’s stylish modern table lamp has got you covered. Its ring-shaped design casts a smooth glow of ambient light, and can be set to warm white in four brightness levels, or a variety of colorful modes thanks to its RGB LEDs.
Lander’s pint-sized light is perfect for adding a little light to your tent, or while going for a nighttime stroll. Its elastic tether can anchor to itself for attaching to bags and clothing, and the 150-lumen lantern is both waterproof and drop-proof. They also make a larger model with a built-in power bank.
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