LG's New OLED Table Lamp Could be the Future of Lighting

You're probably familiar with LG's cutting edge curved OLED TVs, but the company is taking the technology in a new direction. At the Light+Building trade show in Frankfurt, LG unveiled an OLED table lamp. It's a decidedly odd design but the technology bears some exciting implications. Read More >>

The World's First LED Inspired This Giant LED Lamp

Energy-efficient LEDs have only just started replacing the energy-wasting incandescent bulbs we've been using for decades. But did you know that LEDs date all the way back to 1962? Most people don't, but this modern lamp designed to look like Nick Holonyak Jr.'s original LED design should help educate the masses—or anyone who visits your pad. Read More >>

A Rechargeable LED Cork That Turns Empty Bottles Into Lamps

For many of us it will still be a few months before dinner parties on the back patio are feasible again—but there's no reason you can't start preparing now. A winter of heavy drinking has probably left you with a mountain of empty wine bottles that can now easily be repurposed as stylish lamps with these £10 LED corks. Read More >>

Hundreds of Naked LEDs Make This Lamp Look Like a Starry Night Sky

The diodes on most LED-powered lamps are hidden from sight behind plastic or metal—after all, not everyone wants to see the electronic guts of their devices. But after a look at these beautiful lamps made from hundreds of raw diodes, it's hard to imagine covering them up. Read More >>

This Magical Table's Electromagnetic Field Turns on Nearby Light Bulbs

Hold a fluorescent light bulb near this table, and the filament will suddenly flicker on. It looks like magic, but it's simple science: An embedded circuit produces an electromagnetic field that acts on the mercury gas inside the bulbs, making them glow as if they're plugged in. Read More >>

Lamps Made From Real Bread Must Smell Delicious

There's no incense, air freshener, or scented candle on earth that smells as good as freshly baked bread. So turning a loaf into a warm glowing lamp that probably smells amazing is worthy of some kind of award, right? If not the Nobel Prize, then definitely your hard earned money. Read More >>

Check Out These Vintage Cameras Turned Into Handsome Lamps

Now that film is almost obsolete, you're probably wondering what to do with that beautiful old Minolta taking up precious space in your desk drawer. Well, have you ever considered building furniture out of it? This crew of crafty Chinese designers has. Read More >>

Clever Docks That Turn Your iPhone's Flash Into a Bedside Lamp

By now our smartphones have become a constant bedside companion for most of us. But Shay Alkalay and Yael Mer over at the London-based Raw Edges Design Studio have come up with a way to make them more than just an alarm clock replacement. They've created a series of very clever concept docks that turn your smartphone's flash into a bedside lamp while it's charging. Read More >>

This Lamp Looks Like It's Made From Meccano

The Construction Lamp by Joost van Bleiswijk is a tribute to industrial structures — and as a result it looks rather like its made from the Meccano you played with as a child. Read More >>

An LED Lamp That Recognises Your Gestures: No Jedi Powers Required

Good news Star Wars fans. The automatic sliding doors in shops are no longer your only opportunity to experience what life as a Jedi must be like. Dresden, Germany based design shop Dreiplus has a new under the cabinet lamp called the AREA that lets you selectively illuminate and extinguish its LEDs with just a wave of your fingers. Who's living in a fantasy world now? Read More >>

A Soft Squishy Lamp You Can Cram Anywhere (Even Under Your Head)

No one wants to be told what they can and cannot do in their home, even when it comes to lamps. So someone has finally found a way to stick it to 'big lighting' with a lamp that you can install almost anywhere. Our deliverer of illumination freedom is an artist named Simon Frambach who created the Soft Light from squishy polyurethane foam, allowing you to cram and squeeze it into any spot. Read More >>

8 Amazingly Clever Lamps Made From Plain Old Cardboard

Paper and extreme heat are never a good combination. Yet the following eight designers have made it work, creating lamps that are light, inexpensive, and less wasteful than traditional versions. Read More >>

Super Mario Lamp Finally Makes the Pain in My Life Worth It

There is no way my parents could have known what a world of pain they were dropping me in by simply giving me the name Mario. It was 1984, and Mario was my dad's name. THEY COULD NOT HAVE KNOWN WHAT WOULD HAPPEN. But now all the Super Mario/Where's Luigi/ItsAMe/Wario jokes I've ever been the butt of are worth it because this lamp is so damn cool. That's right people. With the pull of a lamp chain, I am free. Read More >>

Position These Lamps to Shine a Light on Corruption, or Just Anything

Some spaces are awkward. Dark corners or cavernous closets that could really use some light. And tap lights don't always cut it in terms of brightness or aesthetic quality. But Australian designer Flynn Talbot is working on the situation. His aluminium and steel lights, called Latitude, can go anywhere and point in any direction. Read More >>

Turn Off This Cordless, Motion-Sensing Lamp By Simply Knocking It Over

Even fans of extreme minimalism still need on and off switches—after all, what good is a beautiful lamp if it doesn't work? Industrial Designer William Lee, though, has figured out how to banish the on/off switch using a simple tilting mechanism that knows to kill its soft glow when the lamp's been knocked over. Read More >>

A Lamp Made of 200 Traffic Cones Is the World's Craziest Hazard Light

Every little punk out there has stolen a traffic cone at one point or another and done something really stupid with it. You know who you are. The minds behind "Planet: Under Construction" (PUC), on the other hand, put some 200 cones to a use that's awesome. And they problem didn't steal them, either. Read More >>


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