Welcome to the Lumens 4th Annual 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas!
Over the next twelve days I’ll be counting down what I believe to be this year’s best and most gift-worthy lamps. I can’t believe I’ve been doing this for four years now! More than that, I can’t believe I was able to find a completely brand new selection of twelve giftable modern lamps for 2013. In case you’re just joining us, my criteria for lamp gift-ability are:
1. You can wrap it fairly easily.
2. It’s $200 or less.
3. It will ship in plenty of time for Christmas.
4. It’s fun, contemporary and—in the best gift-giving tradition—something you might get for yourself.
If you’re curious, you can check out last year’s selections. Most of them are still available and are just as giftable today as they were back then. Then after you’re done with that, come on back and we’ll begin our round of lamps for 2013.
Since my name begins with “N,” I thought, hey, that would be good way to begin this year’s list as well:
Koncept is best known for their line of contemporary LED task lamps. But here, they’ve used their advanced LED expertise to create a fun little ambient light source.
Apart from making him look as cute as a bug, the lower-case “n” shape of the Mr. n LED Table Lamp is a particularly inspired way to create a soft, glare-free all-around glow within a relatively small footprint. Using seamless light panel technology, the soft white light of 28 energy efficient LEDs is diffused around the entire outer curve of the lamp. The strength of this light is controlled with a simple one-finger touch dimmer on the aluminum base, which also turns the lamp on or off. The entire metal surface comes in either a cool silver or metallic black finish.
This little guy is a mere 7.5″ tall and 4.3″ wide, which means he will take up very little space on a table or desk as he puts out all that light (up to 250 lumens). Compact, bright and with a friendly, well-rounded personality, Mr. n is the perfect little lamp to give and get as a gift this year.