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Wednesday, November 12, 2014
$34.95 from SmartCharge »

Electricity is one of those things we don't typically give much thought to until we don't have it. Or until we get struck by lightning. And while SmartCharge LED light bulbs will not un-fry your brain from the latter, the...

Thursday, October 24, 2013
$35 - $100 from Amazon »

As bright as Einstein, as efficient as the French. NanoLeaf is the world's first light bulb to reach--and hold--1600 lumens of output using only 12 watts of electricity. That's the equivalent of a 100W incandescent bulb. And...

Wednesday, April 3, 2013
$60.31 from Amazon »

I grew up with fireflies. And by that I mean I grew up squashing them and rubbing their bioluminescence on my arms and legs so I too could glow like a superhero or anomaly of evolution. I never saw any blue ones though, so in that regard Richard Redpath's Firefly Blue Laser Lamp definitely has the bugs trumped. In fact, I think both grown-up me and cherubic-child me would agree that in a battle...

Thursday, October 17, 2013
$1,800 from Richard Clarkson »

Richard Clarkson's profoundly-titled Cloud defies Mother Nature by hovering amidst indoor skies and venting its beastly thunder and lightning only when inclement weather jibes with your schedule. Such as when you are wooing...

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Due to its being dramatic and showstopping and incredibly F'ing rad, Hilden & Diaz's Forms in Nature forest projection light sculpture has earned viral popularity this week. To the point that the artists are planning a Kickstarter...

Friday, August 3, 2012

Everyone wants to be a hard ass. The Terminator. The Regulator. The Undertaker. Chuck Norris. Where's The Do-Gooder? The Helper? The Revitalizer? Relegated to the arenas of kindergarten classrooms and home decor, that's where. The Revitalizer may not fire four underwater projectiles, or come equipped with a gatling gun for its left arm, but its wax cylinder, heated by the high-voltage light bulb...

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
By: Quirky

I was going to open my discussion of the Airlight screw-in ceiling fan/light with a lightbulb joke, but in searching for the perfect one to relay I stumbled upon something even better: an entire Website devoted to lightbulb...

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
$57.99 from Amazon »

These mylight.me under-bed LED strips have motion sensors so that when I have to take my clockwork whizz at 3:00 a.m., I can be considerate of my snoozing imaginary girlfriend without fear of rib fracture from the corner of...

Thursday, August 21, 2014
$1,640 from Michael & George »

All that's missing are the teeth marks. Michael & George pay homage to hardness and blackness with their HB Lamp, a 5-1/2' floor light shaped like a pencil. In and of itself a lamp created in the image of a #2 isn't that cool....

Sunday, December 15, 2013
$35.95 from Amazon »

Skypanels are intended to make places such as waiting rooms and hospitals and dentists' chairs and baby nurseries less awful than they inherently are by covering harsh fluorescent lights and diffusing their searing output...

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

When I see alien abduction images like this lamp's they make me think of one thing: Cartman gets an anal probe. Ugh, poor cow. Well, maybe not. I mean, really, whatever fate lies ahead for him on that spaceship can't be any...

Friday, February 14, 2014
$15 from SUCK UK »

BottleLights are USB-rechargeable LED bulbs that make glass bottles glow all moody and sensual. Basically they achieve the same It's time for sexy time effect as candles without the associated fire risks. Designed by Steve...

Sunday, July 6, 2014
$43.89 - $49 from Amazon »

Cowabunga Bogeyman! These Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle nightlights--3D deco lights to be precise--don't look quite as grand as the Krang belt buckle, but I guess it fits the Hero's Narrative that Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo...

Sunday, August 12, 2012
$53.06 from Amazon »

Great balls of...not fire at all, actually. The Boon GLO nightlight's removable glowing balls have no electrical components at all, so they alight without even getting warm, and won't break if dropped or tossed around during...

Saturday, September 21, 2013
$119.93 - $149.95 from Amazon »

When I was 8 or so my family got one of those tactile floor lamps for the living room. Touch it once to light it, twice to make it brighter, thrice to illuminate all, and four times to return the world to darkness. It was...

Sunday, March 4, 2012
$885 from Uggi Lights »

Talk about lighting that makes a statement, sets a mood, and shows up all your friends with bass, elk, and golden retriever taxidermy. Skinned cod fish, or Uggi, lights are the fantastical creations of Icelandic artists Dögg...

Sunday, April 28, 2013
$425 from NONDesigns »

I saw lights like those emitted from the FLIP tactile luminaire last night. Many, many lights. Prismatic shards of color beaming above my head and through my jugular to the beat of mmmchuck, mmmchuck, mmmchuck. People kept...

Thursday, January 17, 2013
$34.99 from ThinkGeek »

My 12-year-old nephew plays Minecraft all day long. I'm not exaggerating. I got him a lime green Minecraft Creeper Beanie for Christmas. So that if he ever decides to stop playing Minecraft and go outside his ears won't be...

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
$8.86 - $15.42 from Amazon »

Some acid trip mood lighting to complement your acid trip pillow? Together, they're guaranteed to satiate seekers of a psychedelic, yet drug-free lifestyle. And since HitLights' color-changing LED bulbs come with a remote...

Wednesday, July 2, 2014
Discontinued

Sneakers laced together and tossed over power lines. Also known as Shoefiti, it's an image we all know well with a meaning we...aren't quite as sure about. I thought the sneaker toss was what young boys did when they lost...

Friday, November 30, 2012
$175 - $525 from Etsy »

Tired of taking shots in the dark? Then how about a little bang! bang! that lights up the night? Ryan Weigner hand-finesses ceramics slipcast-style to create illuminating firearms in 9mm sconce and table, as well as AK-47...

Wednesday, December 7, 2011
By: GNR 8

Natural sunlight is overrated, but slatted blinds and electroluminescent lighting are even more badass than their hype. Cash in on coolness, and brighten up your basement apartment or 10 x 15 cubicle with this simulated window....

Friday, April 5, 2013
Discontinued

The lamp is a 1" black iron pipe and its fixture is a vintage recycled glass insulator and the Mario hovering above the decorative green pipe is the light pull! Sweeeeet! Mama! I need to borrow 199 dollars. And 35 cents. No...

Saturday, March 9, 2013
$62.95 from Etsy »

True, it is dangerous to go alone, but it is also dangerous to go in the dark. Take a Triforce lamp with you to light the way and remind all you encounter that wisdom, courage, and power are still the keys to Hyrule domination...

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
$25 - $45 from Etsy »

Felicia of MoodLights created her trippy projection bulbs almost two decades ago in a sweeping display of necessity serving as mother of invention. After her parents denied a plea to paint a mural on her bedroom walls, she...

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Instead of outgrowing your superhero, fairytale, and cartoon character childhood toys, let them mature with you. Preserve their magnificence, and thwart being labeled a creepy action figure nerd, with Evil Robot Designs' Bespoke...

Tuesday, January 1, 2013
$1,388.66 from Shapeways »

This is what my head feels like this morning. I thought it would be appropriate for the day after New Year's Eve (aka New Year's Day) in case yours does too. Misery loves company. Company now comes in the form of a Nuke Lamp....

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Sold Out from Etsy »

Uh, this one's for the ladies? When the toggle on the Han Solo in Carbonite switch plate is turned on, there will be no doubt Han Solo in Carbonite is turned on. I'm not sure how men--even the most devoted of Star Wars fans--will...

Sunday, September 30, 2012
$1,167 from Crealev »

Crealev designer Angela Jansen has taken a machete to boring old lamp shades, and thrown in some magnet magic to keep their hacked off top half afloat after the attack. The Silhouette, a conical shade, and the Eclipse, a more...

Thursday, September 13, 2012

And not only does it look like running water, but it emulates the molecule's flow. The more you crank on the Light Drop Wall Lamp's taps, the more wattage its faucets crank out. Rafael Morgan's plumbing fixture illumination...

Monday, October 7, 2013
Sold Out from Amazon »

Boldly go into a dark room, and illuminate it as no man has done before. Well, no man save for the other men out there with taste and Trekkie fanaticism strong enough to persuade them to buy a Starship Enterprise ceiling light...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Discontinued

Although the shortest day of the year is behind us, we still have two solid months of darkness by 5:30 p.m. ahead, which is really depressing unless you consider what it must be like to walk around with Oprah Winfrey's fat...

Saturday, December 29, 2012
$325 - $425 from Roxy Russell Design »

I got stung by a jellyfish once in the evil waters of Florida's Gulf Coast. On the ankle. Yeah, the stories are true. It hurts like a mother. I don't know how Will Smith did it in Seven Pounds, aka The Saddest Movie Ever Made...

Friday, February 15, 2013
$225 from Minor Asset »

Table Lamp 3. That's a nice secret code phrase for lightsaber, Andrew Haarsager. No one would ever suspect your true intentions of arming people with phosphorescent vectors of power primed to splice through space and unprotected...

Sunday, December 16, 2012
$99 from Amazon »

LIFX (pronounced Life-ex) is an energy-efficient, multi-color LED bulb controlled by its user's smartphone. Its basic activation and function proceeds as follows:...

Tuesday, February 4, 2014
$134.52 from Amazon »

Here's a gift for your kid. Or your girlfriend. And maybe for an extra $10 they'll throw in Teddy's head on a stake so there will be something in this whole bear lamp thing for you. I actually had a dream about the teddy table...

Monday, October 14, 2013
$210 from Etsy »

Concrete never really rivets me in sidewalk or flight of stairs form--unless I'm falling on and picking hunks of it out of my face I guess--but put it in a watch or on a lamp shade and I'm all, Duuuuude. This concrete pendant...

Wednesday, August 15, 2012
$14.95 from Amazon »

Glass, xenon, ABS plastic, and visible electric current swoop in to prevent the groggy and inebriated from stubbing it, stepping on it, colliding with it, and biting it in the dark. Or at least slightly reduce the odds. MoMa's...

Monday, April 16, 2012

Despite his perpetually sunny outlook, Mickey Mouse always seems to get screwed. His likeness on this light bulb might be the final blow following his and Minnie's divorce proceedings. Did you hear about that? Mickey went...

Saturday, May 26, 2012
$385 from Etsy »

On the down side, different kind of pipe. Unlike the Menagerie of Mechanized Happiness Pipe, the Plumbing Pipe Desk Lamp will not get you high. But. Its jutting and twisting drainpipes, beer bottle bulbs, and steampunk roots...

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

It's not often that literal interpretations are as supremely cool as their figurative counterparts. But in the case of the Brain Bulb, the visual execution of a Eureka! moment--of the idea-impregnated light bulb going off...

Thursday, February 21, 2013
$240 from Etsy »

Those talks of collaboration? Beaker and Martha Stewart have finally hooked it up. Test Tube chandeliers satisfy the overhead lighting needs of science geeks and prima donnas alike with their authentic glass chem lab cylinders...

Friday, January 3, 2014
$236.56 from Etsy »

HomeMadeKarma homemakes these upcycled telephone lamps, so hopefully buying one will bring me some good karma. Note: I would consider anything from a suitcase filled with unmarked bills to my incredibly hot new neighbor's...

Monday, March 26, 2012
Discontinued

One day, when LED and other energy-efficient lighting has successfully achieved world domination, we'll hold one of these Recycled Light Bulb Oil Lamps up to our grandkids and, amidst an aura of great enchantment and longing...

Friday, May 25, 2012

Here's a way for responsible adults and people randomly tested for psilocybin and MDMA to enjoy the effects of mushrooms and E without physically ingesting them. It's an ocular mow-down with the Kinoko Mushroom USB Lamp, a...

Saturday, November 3, 2012
$154 from Street Market »

Landfills be damned! Today, we as a society advocate green living, composting, reusable grocery bags, and installing bike lanes on city streets (yet still bitching about gas prices). So what better to do with our 1,289 cassette...

Monday, February 20, 2012
$29.95 from Plumen »

When it comes to replacing our beloved incandescent light bulbs with inferior, pulsating, seizure-inducing, funds-depleting CFL and LED alternatives, we are leading the pack of hacked off...ooooh, cooool. Look at those rad...

Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sold Out from Amazon »

Description for the blind: It's a night light that's made to look like a monkey pulling a plug out of the holes, or socket as some might say. Get it? The light bulb is the monkey's head. Well.... sorry. You really have to...

Monday, June 18, 2012

As a child, this is what I always imagined Puff the Magic Dragon looked like. Then I got older and found out not only is the song not based on real events, but Peter, Paul and Mary didn't even write it to delight and entertain...

Thursday, March 28, 2013

They can make a lamp out of salt? That's crazy! I'm Brian Fellow!* And this Himalayan salt skull lamp is Henry! No, seriously. The Spice of Light already named the lamp. That kind of sucks. So now if I buy it it'll be like...

Friday, October 21, 2011
$87 from Etsy »

The Japanese have done it again. Like the LEAF, these Sapporo cans run on 100% electricity, and help their owners rid the world of gas-guzzling beer vessels in style....

Friday, August 31, 2012
$42 from Etsy »

I have to admit, I like PBR. And not just for its trailer park trendiness and dive bar cheapness and tall boy aesthetics. What I really like is that it tastes like saltine crackers. Truly, the gustatory resemblance is uncanny....

Monday, October 22, 2012
$240 from David Graas »

An upside-down, convex city. Well, Spider-Man would fare well here anyway. Dutch designer David Graas has breathed new life into boring frosted light fixtures with his urban cityscape lampshade, which he calls the Huddle....

Saturday, August 4, 2012
$271 from Odesi »

I thought Lumpi the Dog Cat Scratching Post was funny in a cruel and humiliating sort of way. But this, Bronco the Cone Doggie Lamp, this is funny in a hilarity in its rawest, purest, most innocent form kind of way. I'm sorry...

Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Sold Out from Etsy »

Owlberto the Wise. Lamp. Robot. Vintage Kodak Stereo camera head that makes him look kind of like Johnny 5 from Short Circuit. Owlberto's eyes light up via a pair of LED bulbs, while his torso slays additional darkness with...

Monday, June 4, 2012
$375 from Etsy »

Skateboards collide with light bulbs, putting a positive spin on the phrase, "Crash and burn" in another of ZAL Creations' slick lighting concoctions. The Skateboard Bathroom vanity light fits a real skateboard with four...

Thursday, November 22, 2012
$1,500 from Etsy »

Brendan Duggan's steel-tentacled Octopus Lamp is here to allure, fascinate, and potentially creep people out from a table or floor setting. Specializing in handcrafted feats of blacksmithing, Duggan creates a host of unique...

Wednesday, October 19, 2011
$7.99 from Amazon »

Better get yours early because this Christmas, Harry is pushing to top Jesus on the list of Best Selling Hanged Man Stocking Stuffers. He's made of silicone rubber that has some heft to it, but isn't so hard it will knock...

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