24 Gorgeous Green Lamps That Look Great With Energy-Saving LED Bulbs

by , 08/03/12


Table lamps cast omnidirectional light and often feature beautiful forms that work well for accent lighting. Since these lamps are smaller and are often used as secondary sources of light, we recommend fitting them with an 8 watt LED bulb (40-watt incandescent equivalent) or a 12.5 watt LED bulb (60-watt incandescent equivalent).

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Book Rest Lamp by Lee San Gin – $79

Never lose your page again with this clever Book Rest Lamp. The lamp’s frosted-glass construction gives off a soft, diffuse light, providing the ideal amount illumination for reading. Just place your favorite book on top of the point when you need a break – and hey, you’ve also created a cute house! Use a low-energy 8 watt LED bulb (instead of a 40 watt incandescent) to keep the pages of your latest read from getting too hot!

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Coil Lamp DIY Kit by Craighton Berman – $79

It doesn’t get any cuter than Craighton Berman‘s Coil Lamp, which consists of a light bulb, an extension cord, and little else! The form of this quirky table lamp is created by wrapping its electrical cord around a laser-cut clear acrylic form – how’s that for a brilliant, simple idea? You can purchase this lamp as a DIY kit and customize it yourself with a 12.5 watt Philips A19 LED bulb and a colorful cord of your choice.

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Honeycomb Paper Table Lamp by Kouichi Okamoto – $99

Reminiscent of old-fashioned accordion party ornaments, Kouichi Okamoto’s Honeycomb Paper Lamp is a sophisticated design made of Denguri paper, a local product from the Shikoku region of Japan. The lamp’s delicate yet durable honeycomb construction diffuses light, and it is available in both red and white. We recommend using this lamp with a 12.5 watt LED bulb, which will provide just the right amount of reading light.

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  1. Mukesh Thestevie June 19, 2014 at 3:02 am

    Amazing designs. Lightning is the one of the best method to improve beauty of your house. If Someone get good lightning instruments in different styles and shades than this helps to decorate their house in a better way. These are very helpful to give a different look to you house. One can choose these designs according to their house structure and their need. Gorgeous lamps made from natural materials http://www.homeharmonizing.com/2014/03/21/6-gorgeous-lamps-made-from-natural-materials/

    Keep posting……

  2. jo hamilton interiors June 12, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    fantastic selection – love the use of LED bulbs and the book reset lamp: eco-friendly and culturally enriching

  3. Theresa Harmanen June 11, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    Great collection! Love the simplicity of the wood lamp! Also in love with the idea behind the andropause lamp.. bringing new life into old kitchenware

  4. Lori Zimmer June 11, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    that soda pull tab light is so inspiring! i want to make my own!!

  5. idiglamps June 11, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    I love the wall lights. Great if you don’t have a ton of space but need more focused light.

  6. Tafline Laylin June 11, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    I’m definitely partial to the soda can lamp! But, really, they’re all beautiful.

  7. Evelyn June 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

    Huge Greypants fan, but it may have to do with the fact that they studied architecture. I’m biased.

  8. Marc Carter June 11, 2012 at 4:19 pm

    very cool ideas. I wish my place had room for the coffee stirrer or the soda tab lamps.

  9. hipswap May 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Love the Cola 10! So airy and futuristic.

  10. Mike Chino May 23, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    I love the soda tab lamp – it’s inspiring to see such an ubiquitous throw-away material take on a glimmering new form.

  11. JasminMC May 23, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Great ideas!

  12. Mark Boyer May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    Graypants’ cardboard scrap lamp is just about the coolest thing I’ve ever seen. I need.

  13. Nicole Abene May 23, 2012 at 12:58 pm

    I love the Andropause lamp – who knew an old metal pot could be so gorgeous?

  14. Yuka Yoneda May 23, 2012 at 12:55 pm

    My fave is the book rest lamp!

  15. Diane Pham May 23, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    the book lamp is so cute. and simple yet versatile!

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