THE BEST Lamps

Skateboard Wall Lights

Skateboard Wall Lights

eBay seller andyshinkage turns discarded skateboard decks into eye-catching wall lamps. He makes light bulb mounts that thread through where the trucks used to be and places a 12W LED bulb in place of the wheels.

Luna Lantern

Luna Lantern

Acorn Studio’s Luna is a Moon-themed lantern made of Latex-coated fiberglass. It comes in seven sizes from 3.2″ to 23.6″ in diameter. The smallest one is battery-powered and uses an LED while the rest plug into an outlet and have dimmable halogen lamps.

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2015 Bulbing LED Lamps

2015 Bulbing LED Lamps

Studio Cheha’s latest batch of optical illusion lamps play on the lamp and lampshade silhouette with the addition of a birchwood stand and a steel base. The new models use stronger LEDs than the first Bulbing lamps and are now dimmable.

Millennium Falcon & AT-AT Lamps

Millennium Falcon & AT-AT Lamps

Similar to Bulbing, Hand make’s LED lamps diffuse light through carvings on acrylic sheets. The lamps are actually available in a variety of designs, but the Millennium Falcon and AT-AT Walker are the best of the lot.

Gagan Design LED Lamps

Gagan Design LED Lamps

Canadian studio Gagan Design handcrafts these modern, minimal lamps from wood. Warm white LEDs provide a long-lasting, energy-efficient light source that would look great on any desk. The floor lamp makes an awesome statement piece.

Plug Pendant Lamps

Plug Pendant Lamps

Designed by Chaiyut Plypetch for Propaganda, these playful plastic pendant lamps look like a giant AC plug dangling from your ceiling, with each skinny bulb representing a prong. We’re going to need a bigger outlet.

Brick Lamp

Brick Lamp

A minimalistic LED lamp. It lights up when you turn it face up or to any of its sides and will turn off when placed face down. It has a built-in battery that lasts up to five hours per charge. Available in concrete, wood or metal.

Red Bull F1 Exhaust Lamp

Red Bull F1 Exhaust Lamp

Part of Racing Gold’s Infiniti Red Bull Racing collection, this floor lamp is made from the exhaust system of one of Infiniti Red Bull Racing’s F1 cars. You’ll even get a certificate stating the source car’s history.

Buster + Punch Smoked LED Bulbs

Buster + Punch Smoked LED Bulbs

These elegant LED bulbs offer a smoked finish and a columnar light source reminiscent of classic Edison bulbs. Metal pendant fixtures sold separately. Be sure to check compatibility, since these are sold in the UK.

Dot & Bo Fantastic Table Lamp

Dot & Bo Fantastic Table Lamp

Part of Dot & Bo’s Edison’s Lab collection, the Fantastic Table Lamp almost looks like a steampunk desk fan. The base and frame are made of industrial metal with an aged and rusted finish. It comes with five 25W bulbs.

Plane Pieces

Plane Pieces

Etsy shop Plane Pieces makes lamps, sculptures, tables and other furniture and accessories out of pistons, propellers and other parts from World War II-era aircraft. Items are limited and can be customized with different colors.

neo-N Lamp

neo-N Lamp

Atelier Dsign’s minimal lighting fixture is made by bending a single (neon?) tube into the shape of a traditional desk lamp and shade, while mimicking the bright white illumination of fluorescent bulbs.

Urban Light Factory

Urban Light Factory

This German shop makes beautiful lamps using discarded motor vehicle headlights. Aside from bearing scuff marks, rust and other signs of wear, some of the lamps are also decorated with other automotive parts like odometers.

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Slim Lamp

Slim Lamp

Get Low Illumination’s Slim lamps are 9.5″ tall handmade table lamps. Its lamp shade comes in a variety of eye-catching prints, from graffiti to old world maps.  The porcelain base comes in black, gray or white.

Pencil Lamp

Pencil Lamp

Michael & George’s HB Lamp is a large pencil-shaped lamp with a 26ft. cord snaking out of its tip. The 5.5ft.-tall lamp has a cedar body and a brass ring. You can also customize the color of and the text on its body.

Cloud Lamp & Speaker

Cloud Lamp & Speaker

A cloud-shaped lamp and Bluetooth speaker. The color of its lights can be changed or made to visualize the music being played. Cloud also has a motion-activated lightning and thunder effect. A lamp-only version is also available.

Shoe Toss

Shoe Toss

Ricochet Studios’ homage to an urban custom. Shoe Toss is a lamp with its bulbs housed in ceramic replicas of shoes. The literal power line delivers electricity to the bulbs via the laces. The shoes can be repositioned or removed.

Drift Light Self-dimming LED Bulb

Drift Light Self-dimming LED Bulb

The Drift Light is an LED bulb that you can set to gradually dim until it switches off or leaves a minimal glow. It doesn’t need any special remote control, which means you can install it on most sockets and lamps.

Ripple Moving Lights

Ripple Moving Lights

By creating a set of mouth-blown glass fixtures which turn on motorized bases, then illuminating them with halogen light sources, Poetic Lab produced a stunning lighting effect reminiscent of light bouncing off of slowly rippling water.

Bulbing LED Lamp

Bulbing LED Lamp

Bulbing is an LED lamp that uses an acrylic sheet to diffuse light. Even though the sheet is only 0.2″ thick, the 3D wire-frame carvings make it appear much more dimensional. It will launch with five swappable sheets.

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Tent Finder Lamp

Tent Finder Lamp

A handy remote-controlled lamp with 23 LEDs. You can switch it on from over 160ft. away. Great for finding your tent or caravan in the dark or in crowded areas. Unless of course everyone else has the same lamp too.

Alva Lightbulb Lamps

Alva Lightbulb Lamps

Lighting fixtures inspired by vintage Edison lightbulbs, though its “filament” is illuminated by 21st century LED tech. Each oversize lamp is handmade by glass, wood, and ceramic artisans to create a unique piece.

Mathmos Bump LED Lantern

Mathmos Bump LED Lantern

This convenient and modern rechargeable lantern is splashproof, and can be set to different brightness levels or colors. It gets its name from the way you switch modes – by bumping (or tapping) the top of the lamp.

Cinematic Lightbox

Cinematic Lightbox

Made by Australian design company Page Thirty Three, the Cinematic Lightbox is a lighting fixture that looks like a theater banner display. The box is made of plywood and comes with a set of interchangeable letters and symbols.

Avengers Night Lights

Avengers Night Lights

It may be a little harder to fight the urge to buy a 3D nightlight from Target now that they come in these Avengers inspired designs. Put all three up for maximum darkness vanquishing.

Astronaut Chandelier

Astronaut Chandelier

Whether you’re a kid, or just a kid at heart, looking up at this satin nickel ceiling fixture will remind you of your dreams of being an astronaut. And just think, someday you really might live on Mars.

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