Lighting

The Lightbracket

What is this strange light emanating from this shelf bracket? So strange, so, um, delightful, isn’t it? Alexandra Burr and Allen Slamic of AlexAllenStudio bring us a shelf bracket and under shelf light all in one, bringing light to those dark spaces beneath your bookshelves, wherever you decide to put them (beside your sofa, by your nightstand, in the imaginary grand library, etc.). Choose between red, orange, green, blue, red, and white nylon cords.
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Price: $195.00
Available from: AlexAllenStudio

Aura Pendant Lights

A simple brass or copper ring highlights the bulb and its illumination, giving the light source a small yet significant emphasis. Available in two sizes, hang one on its own for a simpler look, or make a statement with a cluster hung at various heights. Comes hard-wired for ceiling mounting and includes canopy with 8ft black cord.
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Price: $345.00 and up
Available from: Ladies & Gentlemen Studio

Duit Light

Now, don’t get too excited as this is just a shade, and not a complete pendant light, and it’s intended for interiors with electrical conduit. However, if you’ve got an interior (say, a retail or café-type environment) with exposed electrical conduit, then you’re now allowed to jump up and down as you’ve an affordable solution to your lighting problems. This 8″ fixture simply slides over the conduit and rests neatly on a ceramic lampholder (see Noah’s website for details).
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Price: $40.00
Available from: Noah Lambert

BL9M Pendant

A bit of brass won’t hurt you if you put it in the right place, namely, above your head in the shape of a light fixture. Bestlite lamps have a history; did you know that Robert Dudley Best’s lamp was the first example of Bauhaus in the UK, and required quite a bit of argument to put it into production? Interesting, as the collection now looks rather traditional, in a pared-down, elegant sort of way. The BL9M pendant is also available in Grey/Brass and Charcoal Black/Brass.
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Price: $419.00
Available from: HORNE

LIM360 Table Task Lamp

So slender, so orange… but, don’t worry, it’s available in other colors. The LIM360 provides a super efficient lighting source to your desktop/table thanks to (you guessed it) a continuous array of high-output, energy-saving LEDs. A 360° arm rotation will come in handy, and, as an extra bonus, there’s an integrated USB port for charging mobile devices.
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Price: $300.00
Available from: HORNE

LIFX Smart Bulb

Maybe you heard about the LIFX bulbs via Kickstarter, or maybe you’ll be jumping up and down right after you learn that you can control this light bulb with your smartphone. Each energy efficient LED light bulb bulb uses WiFi to connect to multiple devices through an app, so you can control the lumens, color temperature and range. That means a very customized lighting program, all thanks to a single bulb. Available now for preorder; ships August/September 2013.

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Price: $69.00 - 79.00
Available from: LIFX

Recycled Wooden Pallet Hanging Lamp Shade

What might be made from wooden pallets? Lamp shades, of course! There’s a little assembly required, but that means less shipping costs from the UK, so can those complaints and count your cash. No gluing, screwing, or hammering needed, just click each piece in place. Each shade is slightly different as wooden pallets vary, but you can pick the color of elastic to unify a set or grouping.
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Price: £44.99
Available from: FactoryTwentyOne's Etsy Shop

w081t2 Table Lamp

Prepare yourself for a higher-than-normal price tag, and then admire how this lamp hides most of its technical side under a very simple and clean exterior. As a task lamp, rotation and counter balance are necessary, and the designer, Claesson Koivisto Rune, intended to make this lamp self-explanatory and no-nonsense. As he states, “This lamp almost designed itself. Arm, elbow, head. And light.” 30-year rated 9W LEDs equals a very low level of power consumption.
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Price: $500.00
Available from: shopHorne.com

Cielo Pendant Light

Flat-panel LED technology makes quite the difference, as seen in the specs of this Cielo Pendant Light. It lasts for 50 thousand hours or 25 years of daily use. Pretty different from those regular bulbs we all had (and may still have) in our homes. LED technology has allowed this efficiency, and in the case of this lamp, it used only 8 watts of power. Contrast that with a regular 60 watt bulb and you’ll understand the savings. As an extra bonus, the Cielo is glare free, warm (color temperature: 3000K), and dimmable.
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Price: $235.00
Available from: A+R Store

DS Kit 03

How about a little DIY lighting? Dino Sanchez has added a new (and affordable) table lamp to brighten up any small, dreary spot. All the pieces are included, so just add your own elbow grease and in no time at all you’ll have your lamp assembled. (Available for pre-order; it will begin shipping 03/25/2013.)
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Price: $75.00
Available from: Dino Sanchez

Grip LED Flashlight

Why not employ the same grips of the BMX bicycle to a flashlight? You don’t want to drop it on your toes, after all, especially not in a dark, potentially scary room when there’s no electricity. It’s a practical, tactile solution to sweaty palms.
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Price: $30.00
Available from: neo-utility

RestartMilano Lamps

I hesitate to use the word ‘dainty’ to describe these lamps from RestartMilano, mostly because it brings to mind doilies and frail flowers. With their sleek swivel arms and warm brass finish, these lamps are just the opposite, yet the thin silhouette allows for a light (as in, not heavy) touch in any interior, allowing other elements to take center stage. Three versions available: Long Wall Lamp, Short Wall Lamp, and Table Lamp.

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Price: $550.00 and up
Available from: Merchant No. 4

Trapeze LED Table Light

Whoa, this lamp is something else. The rounded counterweights are distinctly sculptural, and the 3-axis range of motion means you’ll get an even warm light (thanks to the LEDs) wherever you need it. Aluminum spherical joints allow for fluid-yet-precise movement. On a personal note, my workspace lamp recently bit the dust and I opted to upgrade to the Trapeze- the movement of the arm is pretty fantastic. Wherever you move the head, it stays, which is exactly what is needed from a task light. Two thumbs up.
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Price: $395.00
Available from: YLighting

Doll Lamp

Inspired by the shape of the traditional Japanese ‘Kokeshi Doll‘, this small lamp combines “feminine sensitivity and Foscarini’s technological design research capabilities.” Let’s also say that it’ll be your little lamp friend, shedding light on those dark, lonely nights. The blown glass ‘head’ emits a warm, diffused light while the plastic body allows for several color options. And, as the size comes in at just 8.5″ high and 6.5″ diameter, it can tuck into smaller spots quite well.
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Price: $314.00
Available from: Hive

Pablo Tube Top Pendant

The Pablo Tube Top lamps have been around for years- before 2007 at least – but this pendant takes the stretcher idea to new heights (so to speak). While the 36″ wide version, shown above, is perfectly proportioned for a rectangular dining area, the smaller 7″ or 14″ could work quite well above a bar or as a pendant above a bedside table.
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Price: $160.00 - 450.00
Available from: 2modern