The 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas 2013 – Day 12

Well, this is it. The final day of our 12 Modern Lamps of Christmas. Hope you’ve been enjoying reading about the lamps on our list, and maybe even finding something that would make the perfect gift for a loved one…or yourself. Even if you haven’t been with us until now, there’s still plenty of time to choose a giftable lamp in time for Christmas. To look over this year’s choices, you can start at Day 1. That same post can also guide you to giftable lamps from previous years’ lists, if you’re so inclined.

Thanks so much for reading, and Happy Holidays!

For our final lamp, some festive color:

12. Kalis LED Cube by Artkalia

The Kalis LED Cube by Artkalia

The Kalis LED Cube by Artkalia

Part of the reason why I find Christmas so wonderful is that it brings cheerfulness and colorful twinkling lights into what would otherwise be a dark, dreary time of year. For me, the Artkalia Kalis LED Cube embodies all the merriment of the season in one little 5-inch square.

This little guy is part of Artkalia’s extensive portable “mood light” line, with color-changing LED modules that glow for up to 12 hours on one charge inside waterproof polyethylene shades. But in contrast to the soft, white forms of the rest of the collection, Kalis is all dressed up in shining metal. Around its internal plastic cube, it has stainless steel etched on five sides with a lovely lacy pattern. The pattern is so intricate, delicate and subtly exotic that it makes Kalis a bit of art whether it’s turned on or not.

But it’s when the light is turned on that the artistry really comes through. The pattern is infinitely transformable with the various light colors and effectsof the internal LED module—including steady colors, scrolling colors, fade and candlelight effects. (While basic options are easily controllable with buttons on the light’s base, more complex effects require the use of a separate compatible remote control.)

Simply put, Kalis is pretty. And happy. And who wouldn’t want to find something pretty and happy waiting for them under the tree?

Kalis LED Cbue by Artkalia


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