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.
UCO Gear’s brilliant tent stake comes with a waterproof LED light. It runs for up to 10h on a single AAA battery, and also has a strobe mode. You can even take the light out of the stake and use it on its own. It also has a variant that lights up red, green, and blue.
DIY Perks made an accent light using RGB LEDs and a Selenite crystal. It sounds like a straightforward build, but he custom made most of the electronics. It does involve a few tricks that will come in handy for other projects, and the result is, in his words, “not bad.”
The latest additions to BioLite’s USB-powered packable lights. The Mini comes with four small lights, while the XL is one lantern in a clever collapsible diffuser. Both can be daisy chained with other SiteLights and can be dimmed when connected to one of BioLite’s lanterns.
Designer Paul Foeckler’s Split Grain creates these modern, yet organic lighting fixtures by slicing layers of reclaimed wood, hand selected by the artist, then sectioned into layers and floated apart with metal rods to expose the warm ambient LED light source inside.
Glen Lewis-Steele’s made-to-order LED lamp looks like a cube that changes its shape as you move around it. In fact, it’s not even a cube, and the LED isn’t inside it. But perhaps its greatest illusion is that it doesn’t look like something that should cost as much as a laptop.