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Rima Desk Lamp Uses Sliding Rings To Specify Where The Light Shines

Rima Desk Lamp (Images courtesy Dreipuls)
By Andrew Liszewski

Winner of a much deserved (IMHO) Red Dot Design award, the Rima lamp, created by Dreipuls, uses a strip of 65 white LEDs that can be selectively turned on or off by sliding around two sets of metal rings. Apparently optical sensors are used to determine the position of the rings, and only the LEDs falling in-between them are turned on. Kind of like a shower curtain… except that there’s no water… so nothing like a shower curtain. You catch my drift right?

Now there’s little to no evidence the Rima lamp actually exists, or at least in a working form without the assistance of Photoshop, but it’s still a great idea. Particularly for anyone burdened with a glossy screen MacBook who spends an unreasonable amount of time getting the angle just right to avoid annoying glares. It’s not just me right?

[ Rima Desk Lamp ] VIA [ MoCo Loco ]

Cau Table Lamp Makes Your Hanging Work Light Aesthetically Pleasing

Cau Table Lamp (Images courtesy Daily Icon)
By Andrew Liszewski

I’m not saying there’s anything specifically wrong with using one of those caged hanging work lights. They’ve obviously found themselves a niche in workshops and garages, and they’re a perfect example of form following function. But thanks to designer Marti Guixé, you can now use them to light your living room as well, even if you’re not going for that industrial look.

His Cau Table lamp is basically just a turned aluminum shade, available in white or brown. that features a hidden support for hanging a work light. Think of it as a design avatar that disguises an ugly duckling as a beautiful swan. Or, think of it as a way for Marti Guixé to make ~$850 (€645) from two pieces of rolled aluminum.

[ Cau Table Lamp ] VIA [ Daily Icon ]

Marmeled Jelly Lamps

Marmeled Jelly Lamps (Image courtesy JellyLamp)
By Andrew Liszewski

They might look delicious, but these Marmeled Jelly lamps are not for eating, at least so says this warning on the JellyLamps website. When placed right side up the lamps are supposed to look like a jar of delicious preserves, but given the bright colors available they look more like a jar of hair gel. But either way, their true purpose is revealed when you flip them upside down which causes an LED light on the lid to switch on, casting a soft colored glow.

Marmeled Jelly Lamps (Images courtesy JellyLamp)

Each jar is powered by 2xAAA batteries which is good for about 50 hours of illumination, and they run ~$48 (€35) each from the JellyShop online store, with free shipping if you happen to live in Italy.

[ Marmeled Jelly Lamps ] VIA [ Holycool.net ]

Needle Table Lamp

Needle Table Lamp (Image courtesy Vitamin)
By Andrew Liszewski

Capitalizing on the knitting trend that’s sweeping the nation this Needle Table Lamp, created by British design firm Vitamin, features a couple of adjustable aluminum needles that look like they were just pulled out of your mother’s craft basket. The power cord, with its fabric sheath, is wrapped around the point where the needles intersect adding to the illusion that they’re in the process of creating a scarf or a sweater, and the base features a couple of extra holes presumably for adjusting the angle of the LEDs. The lamp will be available in blue, orange, green and red, though when and for how much is unknown.

[ Vitamin - Needle Table Lamp ] VIA [ InventorSpot ]

Sound Activated Drum Light

Sound Activated Drum Light (Images courtesy endemicworld.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

The touch activated lamp reaches its logical conclusion with this glowing snare drum that will only turn on when it hears the sound of the drum itself. So while it’s technically sound activated, you still have to touch the drum in order to turn it on. It’s smart enough to ignore claps and other loud sounds, but the video included below doesn’t show what would happen if you played a drum roll instead of just tapping it. And if you’re looking at this lamp and thinking to yourself: “hmmm… this looks suspiciously like an art piece and therefor probably costs a small fortune” you’d be absolutely right. $850 is what you’ll need to add this to your decor, not including shipping since they’re made to order in New Zealand.

[ Sound Activated Drum Light ] VIA [ Apartment Therapy Unplggd ]

USB LED Desk Lamp Doubles As A Fan

USB LED Desk Lamp + Fan (Images courtesy Gadget4All.com)
By Andrew Liszewski

At first glance this small, 10-inch LED lamp appears to be yet another crappy USB gadget designed more for novelty purposes than anything else. But it hides a secret that actually makes this lamp a somewhat useful multi-tasker. The shade pivots to reveal a fan that’s hidden beneath its flowery design, so not not only will the lamp provide a bit of extra light for those late-night WOW sessions, but it will also keep you cool in the heat of battle. Not surprisingly it’s available from Gadget4all.com for just $16, which is probably $15 more than it cost to make.

[ USB LED Desk Lamp + Fan ] VIA [ GadgetReview ]

Brick Lamp

Brick Lamp (Images courtesy HC Wang)
By Andrew Liszewski

Looking for an aluminum machined lamp to match the MacBook sitting on your desk, but also don’t want to have to meddle with pesky on/off switches? Well you might want to drop HC Wang a line and see if they’ll sell or make you one of their Brick Lamps which can be turned on by simply standing it on any of its side facets. It doesn’t look like it throws a tremendous amount of light, but let’s face it, that’s not why you really want one anyways.

[ Brick Lamp ] VIA [ Mocoloco ]

Becherlicht Optical Illusion Lamp

Becherlicht Lamp (Image courtesy designboom)
By Andrew Liszewski

When switched off, Martin Neuhaus’ Becherlicht lamp will leave you wondering why there’s an oddly mounted plastic cup near the wall. But when it’s turned on, you’ll understand its clever design. When properly positioned, the lamp projects a three-dimensional image of a colored lampshade on the wall, making it appear more like a traditional lamp with shade, as well as illuminating the room where it’s installed. It was created specifically for an exhibition at the imm cologne international furnishing show, and while it looks like a finished and sellable product, I don’t think it’s available for sale, or know if it will ever be.

[ Martin Neuhaus ] VIA [ designboom ]

Alien Abduction Lamp Now Available

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By David Ponce

If you’ve been reading us long enough, you’ll know we’ve been keeping track of this alien abduction lamp. From early concept two years ago, to final prototype and now it’s finally being shipped out to Europe and Australia/New Zealand. It’s $100, though we aren’t sure in what currency. The rest of the world will get it pending regulatory approvals.

Here are a few of this lamp’s “features”:

    Energy saving LEDs
    High Quality Perspex Beam
    Removable Bovine Abductee
    Glowing green/yellow cockpit
    Glow-in-the-dark aliens in cockpit
    High quality steel body with fantastic black-pearl finish
    3-stage UFO Control antenna, on/off and pulse
    Ultra non-slip base featuring real fake grass

There are only “2000 Special Limited ‘Signature Edition’ Alien Abduction Lamps. This one-off, Limited Edition is engrave signed by the designer Lasse Klein and comes complete with specially-printed poster/certificate which is not available anywhere else.”

Hit the jump for more pictures and links.

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