The 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas 2012- Day 12

So this is it. The 12th and final day of the 3rd annual Lumens 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas. It’s been fun (and very tempting) highlighting our most giftable modern lamps. If you want to re-live all the fun we’ve been having, start here.

While I love all the lamps in the list, I have to admit that I do have a favorite. And, while I do the list in no particular order, tradition dictates that my absolute favorite lamp is featured on the last day. This year is no exception.

So, without further ado, the 12th (and my most favorite) modern lamp is…


#12- UFO Portable Table Lamp by Alessi

When I first saw this guy in person, I actually squeaked. Photos do not do this this little alien justice. He is wonderfully cute and comes outfitted in a variety of colorful spacesuits. A clear antenna makes sure he can stay in constant communication with the home planet, while his clear domed spaceship lets him look around easily while also protecting him from the harsh atmosphere on Earth.

Technical stuff:

The UFO Table Lamp is part of the AlessiLux collection of portable LED lighting, which was conceived and made in partnership with Foreverlamp, a maker of LED light bulbs. This specific lamp was designed by Frederic Gooris, a frequent contributor to the Alessi line of products.

It is completely portable, able to last up to 4 hours on battery power with full light output and up to 100 hours when dimmed. The continuous touch dimmer on the base controls this dimming easily and precisely from 100% all the way down to 0%.

Because it uses LEDs, UFO is expected to last 25,000 hours (or up to 25 years when used 2-3 hours a day). And because he’s so cute and user-friendly, there’s no doubt that you will use this luminescent alien every day.

So, in other words, this is one lamp that is destined to live long and prosper. (C’mon, you knew I had to do it.)


And that’s a wrap. Happy Holidays!


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