Maybe you’ve got a faceted glass terrarium, a beautiful transparent vase or just an exceptionally favored bottle of whiskey laying around that you’d like to literally highlight like a work of art. The ‘Baselamp’ by Luke Lamp Co. lets you turn nearly any object into a sculptural lighting fixture, so long as it can sit flat and isn’t too opaque to transmit light. Handmade in New York and built for use almost anywhere in the world, it’s currently up for backing on Kickstarter.
The base is made of solid walnut or bamboo, set on an aluminum heatsink to ensure that it doesn’t overheat the object it’s used with or the surface it is placed upon. The LED bulb used for illumination won’t get too hot anyway, however, and a recessed touch capacitive dimmer switch makes it easy to customize the level of brightness.
At full blast, it packs a vibrant punch with 410 lumens, yet won’t transmit any UV light (so no bottles of fine liquor will be harmed by using them as a lamp.) The bulb is covered with a Makrolon Lumen XT polycarbonate diffuser, and the plug-in power adapter works on all voltages.
Want to snag one of your own? Pledge $99 or more to get the bamboo version, or $109 for the walnut version. Kickstarter rewards are due to start shipping this August.