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.
Think of this UNIQCUBE as a square globe of the stars. This unusual accent light makes for a cool conversation piece, while providing a neat way to learn the constellations that float above our heads in the night sky. Measures 7.9″ cubed, making it perfect to pick up and examine.
A stunning modern take on the bare lightbulb – the Plumen 003 has a warmly-hued, dimmable LED light source, wrapped in a glass bubble with a faceted gold-toned reflector. The result is beautiful hanging fixture that needs no shade. Available exclusively from MoMA.
Brightech’s lamp looks like it belongs in Deckard’s apartment in Blade Runner. It provides a ring of ambient illumination courtesy of an efficient 12-watt LED light source. Offers three brightness settings and stands about 15″ tall by 14″ wide. In silver, white, or black.
Developed as an alternative to kerosene lamps, the Consol Solar Jar has four LEDs underneath its lid and a battery charged by the solar panel on top of the lid. It gives an hour of light for every hour of sunlight, has a clever magnetic switch, and can also be charged via MicroUSB.