This new lamp was created by the Belgian designer Alain Gilles for O’Sun, and it was specifically made to address the needs of families living in parts of the world that don’t have access to electricity.
We’ve featured more than a hundred different versions of lamps on our blog, but I’m fairly certain this is the first one I’ve seen that uses a dead animal. Called Uggi Lights (Uggi is Icelandic for “fish fin”), each lamp is made from the skin of cod fish.
From time to time, you come across some strange combinations in tech. While not all of them are good, I can see how this one might work in some instances. If you use your iPod/iPhone as your primary music player, and you need some lighting effects for your next in-home rave, check out the Music Dock with Pulsing Light Bar from Sharper Image.
I don’t think you need to punch this Question Block Lamp to get it to cough up its treasure. Which is a shame really. But it’s really well made and looks just like its video game counterpart when lit up.
Can you hear that? That’s the sound of e-reader lamp accessory makers cursing Flex Lighting, which has developed an internal light source for e-readers. The light source comes in the form of a flexible film and an LED working in tandem to create a diffused, power-efficient glow.
Designer Ben Light has made a brilliantly simple device that lets you pull off the book switch thing that we see in the movies. You’ll have to figure out how to move a whole bookshelf, but if all you need is a way to trigger an electronic device, the Secret Passageway Switch will do the trick.
Designed by Da Deng, the Bye-5 is a light switch that’s also meant to cheer the user up. You see, instead of a switch or a button or a string, the Bye-5 looks like a hand, always ready to give – and receive – a high five.
I haven’t featured a lamp up here in a while because I really haven’t seen anything that’s all that cool floating around. But when I stumbled onto this mechanical wood marvel, I knew I had to find out more about it.
There’s probably something to be said about LED shower heads or light therapy in general, especially when you have just woken up. This LED Color Changing Shower Head is from Chinavasion and the colors will change depending on the temperature of the water, making it easy to figure out if the water is going to scald you or freeze you.
If a dancing Borg cube of light sounds cool to you, get ready for a nerdgasm. A geek named Nick has taken 512 LEDs and cobbled them all together into a massive cube. He then hooked all those LEDs up to STP16CP LED sink drivers to reduce the components in the build.
Redditor Corttana and her husband made these mirrors for their Portal-themed basement. They’ll take you to where you’re already at. They achieved the vortexy Portal outlines simply by looping up appropriately-colored rope lights at the back of each mirror.
This cute Veilleuse d`Orient clip-on lamp from Tsé & Tsé Associées won’t be very bright, but that’s not the point. The lamp is a nightlight that will illuminate your darkened room with a warm glow thanks to its special moon and star filament bulb.
I am a fan of the purveyor of oddities known as Quirky. The company has some of the coolest and strangest things you never really need, but want nonetheless. The latest offering from the company is the Mantis.