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 ass, in which case it doesn't seem so bad. Acquiring one of Reuben Strangelove's Metropolis Night LIghts could also help combat the dark-day blues. In fact, his 13 illuminated rods fading in and out of their myriad spectral hues may even sway some of us into welcoming the sun's early departure as we muddle our way through January, February, and March.
Metropolis rods--so named for their allusion to a city of skyscrapers--are made of acrylic and set into a solid Red Oak base measuring 4-1/2" x 4-1/2" x 3/4". The lamp's total height is approximately 9". An on-off toggle switch controls the kinetic light show, which also claims energy efficiency, requiring only around 2-1/2 watts of power.
Merry Day-After-Christmas. Especially to those of you who received wads of cash from Santa, which Strangelove will gladly accept in return for one of his night lights.