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Lighting

Firefly Interactive Lighting

Firefly Interactive Lighting

Vincent Moreau and Kevin Riou have created Firefly, interactive lighting with behavior similar to an insect cloud. The light alternately disperses, merges and evolves through visitor movements.

Dorm Window Light Show

Dorm Window Light Show

Students at Wroclaw University of Technology in Poland converted the dorm windows of their building facade into their 4th entertaining light show complete with music and animation.

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SCLW LED Guitar Picks

SCLW LED Guitar Picks
$18+  Buy Comment

Guitar players looking for a way to stand out on stage, take a look at these LED picks from Santa Cruz Light Wells. The picks can even be used as a light-up metronome to keep you on beat.

Coil Lamp

Coil Lamp
$199  Buy Comment

From the the whole-is-much-greater-than-the-sum-of-its-parts file: Craighton Berman’s Coil Lamp, made from a 100′ extension cord that’s wrapped around a laser-cut clear acrylic form.

The Yellow Light Switch

The Yellow Light Switch

This concept light switch shows a map your home, with the location of lights indicated by light bulb icons. Pressing any of the icons turns on the corresponding light. What a bright idea.

Sleeping Biscuit Lamp

Sleeping Biscuit Lamp

There is a certain imperfect and asymmetric appeal in the harlequin-patterned Sleeping Biscuit lamp, made of unglazed porcelain, from Moscow-based designer Dima Loginoff.

Lamponi’s Lamps

Lamponi’s Lamps

Lamponi’s Lamps are high-end, lighthearted lights; one-of-a-kind and made from vintage pieces, his lamps include everything from repurposed scooters to aluminum aircraft.

The Great JJ Lamp

The Great JJ Lamp
$6750  Buy Comment

The office task lamp gets supersized with Itre’s Great JJ Lamp; nobody will be swiping this from your desk, assuming you can fit it on there: it stands 14 feet tall and is outdoor friendly.

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Lexon Bamboo Gadgets

Good news if you like your gadgets green: Lexon has released a rather large line of bamboo gadgets, appliances, and accessories including radios, calculators, and lighting.

Beer Bottle Lighting

Beer Bottle Lighting
$99-$1,250  Buy Comment

99 bottles of beer on the wall ceiling: Tejas’ Beer Bottle Lights are made with empty bottles and 10 to 12 gauge steel; choices range from basic fixtures to a giant 40″ 2-tier pool chandelier.

Sealight Floor Lamp

Sealight Floor Lamp
$1,525  Buy Comment

Rechristen your living room the HMS Awesome with this Sealight Floor Lamp; based on a 19th century British marine light used to transmit Morse, it’s made with solid cast aluminum.

USB Lightsaber Lamp

USB Lightsaber Lamp
$26  Buy Comment

Always two there are, a lightsaber and a base: this 13.75″ USB Lightsaber Lamp not only lights up the Dark Side but detaches to do battle–when fully charged with The Force, of course.

14 Day Lantern

14 Day Lantern
$70  Buy Comment

This 14 Day Lantern will last longer than we will in the great outdoors; its LEDs will produce 160 lumens of light on 4 D batteries for up to 336 hours and will work even if dropped in water.

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HexoLight Party Lights

HexoLight Party Lights
$30-$60  Buy Comment

Flash on, dude: HexoLights are red, yellow, and blue LED light pods that sync with any sound source including iPods any consoles; snap them together to build your own custom set-up.

DIY: Batlamp

DIY: Batlamp

While it may not be bright enough to signal the Dark Knight, this Batlamp is ideal for do-gooder decorating; made with cardboard and RGB LEDs, the lighting is controlled by Arduino.

Regen ReNu

Regen ReNu
$199  Buy Comment

Due out Spring 2010, the ReNu is an eco-friendly three-fer: the modular solar panel can power a Regen-designed iPod/iPhone dock, a speaker dock, or even an LED desk lamp.

Labware Lamps

Labware Lamps

They may look like beakers, but they’re just bulbs: Benjamin Hubert’s Labware Lamps are ideal for mad scientists; each stands 16″ high with both pendant and floor lamps available.

CTRL/SHIFT Key Lamps

CTRL/SHIFT Key Lamps
$20  Buy Comment

They look like regular keys, but these CTRL and SHIFT Key Lamps are ginormous; available in white or yellow, they use an LED and are intuitive: press down to turn them on/off.

Ink Cartridge Lamps

Ink Cartridge Lamps
$200  Buy Comment

It may be a little bit geeky, but you’ll be guaranteed the full color spectrum with this Ink Cartridge Lamp; it uses the same eight Epson K3 cartridges found in 7800 and 9800 series printers.

Art: Machine Lights

Art: Machine Lights

With burnished steel, brushed brass, textile cables and tube bulbs aplenty, Frank Buchwald’s Machine Lights are a steampunkers’ dream come true; each is unique and made to order.

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LEDSAUR Desk Lamp

LEDSAUR Desk Lamp
$100-$270  Buy Comment

LEDSAUR is a funky-yet-cool T-Rex desk lamp with LEDs in the spine; it’s made out of stainless steel, but bendable joints let you strike your favorite terrible thunder lizard pose.

Philips Master LED Bulb

Philips Master LED Bulb

Philips’ Master LED bulb is next generation lighting in a traditional form factor; it provides 40W light with only 7W and also lasts 45,000 hours–45x longer than incandescents.

Hockey Arena Chandelier

Hockey Arena Chandelier

You’ll only be able to pull off this Hockey Arena Chandelier at a bachelor pad, so live it up, single dudes. Ice not your thing? Check out these Hoops and Skateboard pendants.

Joker Light

Joker Light
~$220  Buy Comment

Created in 1970 by Christian R‚àö¬âˆ‚der, the Joker Light looks more Batman than Joker; the hand-assembled pendant lamp has been reissued by Le Klint and is available in black or white.

Concept: SoundBulb

Concept: SoundBulb

Let their be light … and sound: this SoundBulb concept seems a mite futuristic, as it not illuminates with LED lamps but streams music via Wi-Fi or bluetooth through 8ohm speakers.

40 Most Creative Lamps

40 Most Creative Lamps

Freshome’s 40 Most Creative Lamps post is pure linkbait, but we’ll bite: from Mario Bros. mushrooms and grenade lamps, we’ll never look at lighting the same. Thanks, Chris!

Rubik’s Lamp

Rubik’s Lamp

It’s too bad that Eric Pautz’s Rubik’s Lamp is just a concept; the original Cube is capable of 43 quintillion combos, potentially making this lamp the ultimate in geek decor.

Ra Table Lamp

Ra Table Lamp

Table lamps rarely inspire awe, but Ettore Cimini’s Ra is downright sexy; a pair of flexible steel/polymer “snakes” with fiber optic cables relay light from a 100W bulb at its base.

Concept: Hourglass Lantern

Concept: Hourglass Lantern

The venerable Hourglass goes high tech with this LED Hourglass Lantern by Young Bok Kim; light “flows” from one end to the other by varying brightness based on a built-in timer.

Alien Abduction Lamp

Alien Abduction Lamp

Your girl is probably not gonna talk to you for a few days, but this kitschy Alien Abduction Lamp Concept is geek decor at its finest; you can even choose from bovine and human abductees.

Concept: Dog Bookstands

Concept: Dog Bookstands

These Dog Bookstands by Charles Kalpakian put the funk in shelving; we’re honestly not sure what to make of them, other than that we’d snap up a few of these puppies if they’re ever made.

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