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Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp

Anglepoise 90 Mini Mini Desk Lamp

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 Glass Speaker & Edison Light

DIY Glass Speaker & Edison Light

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.

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Star Wars Stormtrooper Pendant Light

Star Wars Stormtrooper Pendant Light

Give your room a soft and sinister glow with this officially licensed Star Wars stormtrooper helmet pendant light. Just kidding, it’s light is actually comforting. It’s made of polyresin and has a hand-painted finish.

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Lamp

Game of Thrones Iron Throne Lamp

Boxlunch’s treat for Game of Thrones fans is this highly detailed desk lamp. It features the Iron Throne as a base and a lampshade printed with a map of the franchise’s known world. It measures about 18″ x 10″ x 10″.

3D LED Table Lamp

3D LED Table Lamp

Most 3D LED optical illusion lamps have outlandish, geeky or festive designs. But if you just want a simple yet still eye-catching lamp, check out Loves Boutique’s product. Its clever design makes the LEDs look like a lampshade.

Making a 2-Stroke Table Lamp

Making a 2-Stroke Table Lamp

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.

Click Light

Click Light

StudioKnob’s Click Light features LED lights intertwined inside ropes with magnetic ends. The lights activate when a rope is connected to the base shelves, which have low voltage electricity running through metal surfaces underneath each shelf.

Droid Lamp

Droid Lamp

Jangir Maddadi Design Bureau’s made-to-order Droid Lamp was inspired by many a child’s imagination of robots and life in outer space. It has a classy yet retro-futuristic design and has LEDs on both ends. It also has a dimmer function. Available in brass or coated steel.

Star Wars TIE Fighter Poseable Lamp

Star Wars TIE Fighter Poseable Lamp

The Fowndry’s officially licensed Star Wars lamp is based on the design of the classic articulating Anglepoise lamp. Its head is designed to look like a TIE Fighter and plugs in via USB. Sadly, it doesn’t make the TIE Fighter’s intimidating noise.

FLEXiT Solar Light

FLEXiT Solar Light

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.

Lampix Tabletop AR System

Lampix Tabletop AR System

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.

Falcon 9 Rocket Chandelier

Falcon 9 Rocket Chandelier

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.

3D Illusion Animal Lamps

3D Illusion Animal Lamps

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.

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Cordless RGB LED Lamp

Cordless RGB LED Lamp

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.

Retro VHS Night Lights

Retro VHS Night Lights

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.

Luminoodle Task

Luminoodle Task

Power Practical’s follow up to the original Luminoodle. The Luminoodle Task has magnetic sliders and oversized loops on both ends, making them more versatile than their predecessor. It’s also water- and dust-resistant and has a variant that can daisy chained.

DIY Electric Paint Lamp Kit

DIY Electric Paint Lamp Kit

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.

Heng Balance Lamp

Heng Balance Lamp

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.

Orrery Lamp

Orrery Lamp

The Orrery Lamp is a beautiful dimmable light inspired by its namesake. Although it’s not to scale, you can move the Earth and Moon models around the lamp to mimic the celestial bodies’ positions at any point in time. Available as a desk lamp or a floor lamp.

Blow Me Up Inflatable LED Light

Blow Me Up Inflatable LED Light

Part lamp, part art, part air. Ingo Maurer’s Blow Me Up is a packable LED light. It has a lightweight inflatable case, so you can use it in a variety of ways. You can hang it, lean it against the wall, or carry it around.

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Pronto Power Bank & LED Light

Pronto Power Bank & LED Light

The makers of the Luminoodle made a doubly useful USB power bank. The Pronto has 13 dimmable LEDs wrapped around its edges, so you can use it as a lantern in a pinch. It has a 10,000mAh battery and two 2.4A USB charging ports.

Atom LED Wood Lamp

Atom LED Wood Lamp

Created by Ukraine designers The Elray, this sweet ambient desk lamp is crafted from interlocking circles cut from plywood, with energy efficient LED light strips set along the interior loops. Measures appx 9.8″ x 9″, and available in brown or black finishes.

MESA Portable Light

MESA Portable Light

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.

Floating Cloud 2.0 RGB LED Lamp

Floating Cloud 2.0 RGB LED Lamp

A limited edition of Richard Clarkson’s mesmerizing, levitating lamp. The Floating Cloud 2.0 is equipped with RGB LEDs and has an equalizer mode that makes the LEDs flash to the beat of external sound. It’s limited to only 100 units.

Crane Kinetic Lamp

Crane Kinetic Lamp

Matt Gilbert’s Crane Lamp lets you drastically change its height and shape just by pushing or pulling its body. With its exposed scissor structure, it revels in its mechanical form and encourages you to use it and inspect how it works.

LuminAid PackLite Lanterns

LuminAid PackLite Lanterns

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.

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