Too cheap to hunt garage sales or Craigslist? Well then, what could be cheaper than free? Assuming, of course, you are not too cheap to own a computer – but if you were, how would you be reading this?

The Poor Light from Poorex is part design, part statement, and entirely free to download. It is a conceptual product but one with at least a semi-practical application – after all, you can use it to at least dimly illuminate a space.

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Variants on this idea include using cheap kids-room glow-in-the-dark stars, reformed into a lamp, or cutting a hole in hanging fabric set in front of the most free source of all: sunlight.