Archive for Lamps

IKEA Solvinden Solar-powered Table Lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on May 2nd, 2011

If you are environmentally conscious and are looking for a new table lamp, here is a good one. The new IKEA Solvinden solar-powered table lamp is powered by three rechargeable AA batteries and a solar charger, which can brighten anyplace for around four hours.

Not bad considering that this is not attached to the grid. If you like what you see and the colors match your drapes, the IKEA Solvinden Solar-powered table lamp is just $19.99. It is at IKEA of course.

Recycled iMac G4 Lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on February 10th, 2010

Just a few days ago we showed you the Recycled Apple iBook G4 Clock. Now we have a Recycled iMac G4 Lamp to go along with it, made from recycled Mac parts. It makes quite a geek statement.

The Recycled iMac G4 Lamp was made from the base of an iMac G4 that had died, but as you can see it was given new life. You better hurry if you want one as there is only one available. It’s just $125 from Etsy. Totally worth it if you are an Apple fanboy.

Robotic lighting: Robolamps

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on November 17th, 2009

Robotic lighting: RobolampsCheck out these Robolamps from Croatian artist Robert Matysiak. They are all kinds of awesome and I want one now. They’re made from plumbing supplies and green or yellow light bulbs, which is probably what gives them their unique look.

Sadly they aren’t available to the public just yet. That’s a real shame because geeks like me would clean them out. They’re robots. They’re lamps. Enough said.

“Star Ship” Chandelier

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on November 9th, 2009

"Star Ship" ChandelierCheck out this “Star Ship” Chandelier that boldly goes where no lighting has gone before…while skirting copyright and licensing issues by offering up a generic chrome finished and terrible re-imagining of the Enterprise.

The back looks like it came from the original Klingon ships, while the front is very much like the Enterprise’s saucer section reinforced with Erector set parts. It’s still pretty cool though and would fit into any geek home nicely.

LED lamp powered by the telephone jack

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2009

LED lamp powered by the telephone jackHere’s something you don’t see everyday. This eco-friendly LED lamp gets it’s power directly from the socket that usually connects to your land line phone. The lamp has 8 LEDs bright enough to serve your needs, whatever they may be.

The best part is that it won’t increase your electricity bill. Yes it looks like a piece of cheap plastic crap and it is, costing only $4.70, but hey it’s powered by your phone jack. That’s good enough for us.

Alien Abduction Lamp released

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on October 20th, 2009

Alien Abduction Lamp releasedThis lamp has been a long time coming and we’ve been waiting patiently for our chance to see cows in mid-abduction. It has finally gone from prototype to reality. You gotta love the aliens peering out of the UFO windows.

This final version of the lamp features LEDs that light up the alien cockpit, and a steel retro spacecraft over an illuminated tractor beam. You can have the light always on or a pulse lighting effect behind the windows. When you turn the lights off, the aliens glow in the dark.

Alien Hanging Lamp is not in good taste

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on August 16th, 2009

Alien Hanging Lamp is not in good tasteThis Alien hanging lamp is pretty creepy. Is it an alien disguised as sperm, or sperm disguised as an alien. Either way, it isn’t a clever disguise. Who wants to sit at a table under sperm suspended from the ceiling? No one wants a sperm attack when eating a little dinner or just chillin’ with friends.

The lamp is described like so. It’s “organic shape is reminiscent of a strange, otherworldly creature sliding down a rope, gently and almost weightlessly radiating a warm and graceful light”. Whatevs. Call it what you want. This is dinner by spermlight. If you dig the design, these will cost you a totally reasonable $529.

LEDSAUR Dinosaur LED Desk Lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on August 5th, 2009

LEDSAUR Dinosaur LED Desk LampThese lamps don’t light the room so much as fright up the room. Dinosaurs are scary. They feature powerful, energy-saving LEDs, and the Deluxe version is even equipped with a spine made of variable LED colors that can be adjusted with the included remote control.

Have you ever seen a Jurassic light show before? Neither have I, but these lamps convince me that Dinosaur bones are meant for glowing. Imagine these babies full sized, glowing in a darkened museum. That would be somehow even scarier than the real bones.

Cassette tape lamps

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on July 28th, 2009

Cassette tape lampWe all have a special place in our hearts for the Cassette tape, despite the fact that we would never EVER go back to using them. Remember what a pain it was to rewind and fast forward? Bottom line: Cassette tapes make better lamps.

And these lamps pump me so full of nostalgia that they have fast forwarded my heart, ejected it from my chest, flipped it over to the B side and made it start beating again. We want one real bad.

Gummi Lights are colorful, not chewy

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on July 9th, 2009

Gummi Lights are colorful, not chewyDo you have an unnatural love of chewy gummy bears? Then why not use them as a lighting source. These Gummi Lights come in a wide variety of colors, are not chewy and have no flavor at all. Your choice of red, orange, yellow, clear, green, blue, purple and pink.

Each Gummi Light is lit up by small LED bulbs, making them look ghostly as if the souls of the dead Gummis that you have eaten are now haunting you. These scary fake candy bears stand 7″ tall. Individually the Gummi Lights will cost about $125, while a set of five is $500.

Nessie lamp spotted in the wild

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on June 21st, 2009

Nessie lamp spotted in the wildThis LED Nessie Table Lamp was recently spotted. Skeptics will tell you that it doesn’t exist, but the picture is proof enough for me. It’s completely posable and you can point it in just about any way you want. It runs on 4 AA batteries so you can take it with you anywhere or give it to the kids as a night-light to install terror in them.

Just squeeze its head to turn it on or to switch on the multicoloured LEDs. It also comes in a range of patterns, including the rare leopard print Nessie. Only $34.85. It has a price, which is proof that it exists.

VHS Lamp: It’s like your favorite Trek episodes are holding a light bulb

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on May 10th, 2009

VHS LampI knew there was a use for all of those old VHS tapes in the closet. Seven, count ‘em, seven VHS tapes are holding up this light bulb. Whether it’s old Sanford and Son shows or Star Trek the Next Generation, old television is the new way to light your home.

As the creator points out, the lamp is designed to be used with a CFL (compact flourescent) bulb ONLY. A standard bulb might get too hot and melt your VHS tapes. There’s nothing worse than a mound of melted tape. Trust me on that one. Goes well with the VHS toaster.

Eye Lamp is watching you watch it

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on March 18th, 2009

Eye Lamp is watching you watch itThis eye lamp is creepy in a Sci-Fi, the-wall-is-alive kind of way. It’s the kind of functional wall art that will have you waxing philosophic. Are you looking at your lamp or is it looking at you? And if the eye lamp is closed so that it can’t see you, do you still exist? Mostly this concept lamp is just cool as hell and unsettling. It’s made of polished metal and shines light when it’s open.

It’s the kind of thing that Gods speak to people through. Will it require a sacrifice? What bad things will it make you do, so that it may join the world of the living? The all seeing thing even has a dimmer light, which is just the “lids” closing partially. And that just makes it looks creepier.

Alien Abduction lamp

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on March 8th, 2009

Alien Abduction lampThere are few things cooler or more awesome than seeing a cow being lifted into a flying saucer. Though the cow may disagree. Haven’t witnessed this with your own eyes in the night sky? Here’s the next best thing.

The antenna on top is the on/off switch. It comes in a plain version with just the saucer and light ray and you can also get the more humorous cow abducting edition. The Alien Abduction Lamp is in the functional prototype stage and not yet available, sadly. Hopefully soon as I know the creator has been at it for some time.

Neon Pac-Man lights

Posted in Lamps by Conner Flynn on March 2nd, 2009

Neon Pac-Man lightsThese geek-a-licious neon Pac-Man lights let you turn your dark abode into the classic video game. Well, almost. Your room would be missing all of the dots and power pellets. But still, it’s as close as you’re gonna get to bringing Pac-Man out of the arcade cabinet and into your home.

They look awesome and you get the original Inky, Blinky, Pinky, Clyde and Pac-Man. At 9 inches tall, they’re a nice size too. The full set is available right now on ebay.