If you love all things steampunk style, then here’s a lamp that could provide the perfect finishing touch to your interior decor scheme.
The Thomas Edison style steampunk table lamp is sold by Iconic Lights. The light itself is simple and elegant in its design. The aged brass base and lamp fitting is accompanied by a plain glass dome that is placed over the top of the base.
But what helps transform this seemingly simple piece into an attractive and eye-catching light is the use of a well chosen bulb. In keeping with the theme, and paying tribute to Edison’s love of the incandescent light bulb, it make sense to choose an exposed bulb to go inside the dome. You get to see the intricacies of the light flowing through the bulb and the different patterns within the bulb design.
We tried it with a Squirrel light bulb (available from Iconic Lights) and the effect was lovely. It transforms what would be a rather ordinary and unexciting lamp into something special. As it’s encased in a pure glass dome, it does produce a bright light, so you probably wouldn’t want it too close to you (we had thought it might look nice on a desk, for example), but it’s excellent for bringing light into a dark corner.
With the evenings drawing in and darker autumn nights around the corner, this is a lovely lamp to lighten up dark evenings as the seasons change.
With a price tag of £30 from Iconic Lights, it’s very good value for money and an affordable way to have a feature light to use exposed bulbs with. It definitely looks more expensive than it actually is.
If you’re looking for ideas on how you could create a steampunk look in your home, Iconic Lights have a great Steampunk Collection Pinterest board that’s full of inspiration.
(Disclosure: We were sent a lamp to review, but all views and opinions are our own)