by , 11/20/06
filed under: Design, Green Lighting

Light Reading Lamp, Sam Johnson, Thorsten Van Allen, GNR8, CFL, Compact Flourescent Reading lamp, low energy book lamp

Sam Johnson’s Light Reading is a low-energy compact fluorescent lamp ingeniously disguised as a book. It is meant to nestle in between other books on your bookshelf and remain invisible until illuminated: when turned off it blends right in with your other books, but switched on, it emits a bright white light which reveals its title. Made from a material called ‘Secret sign’ (by Perspex), the low-energy fluorescent fixture ensures that you won’t use much energy and the book lamp won’t ever overheat (and damage your other books). We love the way Light Reading puts a clever new spin on the concept of reading lamp.

$149 from GNR8

+ Sam Johnson

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  1. Luis Panelli January 22, 2007 at 8:05 am

    Where can I buy this lamp. I am fascinated by it. I leave in Montreal, Canada. Is there a representative in Canada?

  2. Light Reading » C... December 11, 2006 at 11:35 pm

    […] The lamp I read about in a blog from gave a whole new meaning to the words light reading. This is because the lamp itself is named Light Reading by its creative designer, Sam Johnson. This lamp is cleverly designed resembling a book and meant to be installed in between paperbacks neatly put side by side in your bookshelf. When its power is off, the lamp looks like an ordinary book; when the power is on, it gives off a brilliant white light. The lamp is made from ‘Secret sign’, a material made by Perspex. The best part about Light Reading is that it’s a low-energy fluorescent lamp which doesn’t cost too much to utilize.            […]

  3. dsiglin November 25, 2006 at 7:15 pm

    Does this use batteries? That would be more aesthetically pleasing than using a cord.

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