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Tag Archives: Lighting

Surreal Lighting: Gummy Bear Chandelier

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The Jello Candelier aka the Gummy Bear chandelier is every child’s dream, save for the fact that it’s made from acrylic gummy bears and is, hence, inedible. That aside, it’s an impressive display and will add a splash of color and a bit of whimsy to whatever room it’s installed in. With the flick of a switch, the chandelier will emit a colorful yet subtle glow.

If you think about it, you actually get the best of both worlds with the chandelier: you get a gorgeous assortment of gummy bears–minus the ants!Continue Reading

Atomic Lighting Tubes Add Flair To The Underbelly Of Your Home

Almost every home has that section in the basement where ugly black plumbing pipes are visible. You can leave them there, and try to get used to their gritty look, or spend the money and hide them behind drywall. Or, you can wait until the Atomic Lighting Tubes are released. We don’t know much about them, other than they seem to be LED-filled pipes that go over your existing black pipes. We don’t know how they’re powered, we don’t even know how much they’ll cost. They’re being made by Malgorzata Ratajczak and Sebastian Szlabs from studio Emandes, and word is that they’ll hit the marketplace by next January.

Hit the jump for a couple more pics and links.

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Whimsical LED Balloon Light Is Perfect For… Whimsical Settings?

We’re not terribly creative, so we can’t suggest the ideal places where the above product would be perfect. Parties? That seems too obvious. But the Balloon Lamp, which is designed by Kouichi Okamoto, just looks like it would be perfect somewhere, if only we could think of where that is. Powered by a high-intensity LED light, you can just hang it anywhere you want with the included hook. Two regular balloons are included, but you’re of course free to use your own, of any color. The two Li-Ion batteries included provide up to 100 hours of illumination, so it’ll last through whatever event you end up using it on, though it’s probably not the best solution as permanent lighting for the home.

Whimsy doesn’t come cheap though: a set of two will set you back $77.

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Endlessly Reconfigurable Tetris Lamp Looks Awesome

The picture is pretty self-explanatory. But just in case, you’re looking at a lamp made up of Tetris blocks. You hook one of the blocks to an outlet and it lights up. You’re then free to stack the others as you please, and they’ll light up as soon as they touch the first one. You can place them in any order and orientation you want, and you can order as many blocks as you please, or at the very least, as you can safely stack. At least, that’s what we’re understanding here. And it appears that one block is £29 or roughly $45, so a really fancy configuration can get pretty expensive quickly.

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Peel Wall Light Looks Like Your Wall Is Peeling Off To Reveal Wonders Beneath

By David Ponce

It’s always nice to decorate your new digs with style. And we think the above Corner Light, also called Peel Wall Light (we’re not sure of the actual name), fits the bill quite nicely.

The integrated form implies the lamp is part of the architecture of the room, but the purposefully exposed cable reveals that the light’s placement is temporary. The light is held up with a simple steel bracket that mounts to the wall and an aluminum frame; a fabric diffuser magnetically attaches to the frame to complete the lamp.

Yeah, it’s about as creative a lamp as we’ve come across lately, but there’s a few things wrong with it. First off, we can’t find the actual manufacturer, only where it’s being sold. And also, the price: $910. That’s a lot of dollars for a lamp, creativity or not. Lastly, to actually view the product and possibly place an order, you have to sign up with the website, which we really freaking hate.

Still, hit the link to purchase if you’ve got the bank, the patience, and the interest.

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Multitasking T-Trail + Ambient Light Dry Bag From Mammut

By David Ponce

When you venture out in the wilderness it’s always smart to go well equipped. You need tents, the right clothing and it doesn’t hurt to have some light. The T-Trail & Ambient Light Dry Bag from Mammut is an item that pulls triple duty. The dry bag portion does pretty much what you’d expect a dry bag to do: keep your other items dry. Alternatively, it can help you carry up to three litters of liquid around. But when it’s not being used as a dry bag, you can attach it to the T-Trail headlamp (that’s the strap from that you see underneath the bag) and turn it into a diffuser so that the inside of your resting place is illuminated with a soft, “romantic” glow of light.

It’s $50.

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Why Make A Simple Light Switch When You Can Make A Complicated One?

By David Ponce

Because it’s pretty, that’s why. And like many one-off pretty things, this one sold quickly. We’re not even sure for how much. What we can tell you is that it was made by a seller on Etsy, looks kind of steampunk-esque (we’re starting to hate on that word…) but most importantly, featured a Rube Goldberg like mechanism that took a convoluted pathway to simply indicate if the light switch was on the “on” or “off” position. This is all the more redundant of course since you can probably see with your own eyes if the light is on or not. But hey, it’s not supposed to be entirely functional, just nice to look at. There’s no word on whether more will be made although we’d be surprised if the seller were to turn down opportunities to make more money, especially if thrown at them forcefully. So hit up that link below and start pleading.

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Ions Lights Are Smart Way To Poke Around A PC Chassis

By David Ponce

Holding a flashlight in your mouth while you tug on some dusty cables inside a 5 year old PC case is not… elegant. A better way would be to use the Ions: magnetically-attached, pivoting LED lights that you can simply stick on to part of the metal chassis. You turn them on by twisting a grip dial, and point them where you need them. They’d be made out of Aluminum and plastic and would measure 20mm (height) x 12mm (diameter).

We’re using the conditional tense now because we’re not certain these will ever see light of day (you couldn’t tell those were CG renders in the pictures?). They’re a project on Quirky, and have tentatively been priced at $6 for a 3-pack. But there’s no clear sign the company actually plans to make these, unlike some of their other projects. We think they’re great, so here’s hoping they get the green light.

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This Is What A $500 Desk Lamp Looks Like

By David Ponce

It looks nice. It’s called The BE Light.

It’s made out of aluminum.

LEDs.

Folds pretty flat.

Did we mention it’s pretty?

Have money to burn, the link is below.

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