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Issue 27 · Summer Rentals · July 9, 2014

10 Easy Pieces: Clip-On Lights

Issue 27 · Summer Rentals · July 9, 2014

Is there anything more versatile than the clip-on light? We all use them in our houses at Remodelista (Julie has the Tolomeo clip light in her kitchen, Sarah likes the Hector from BTC, and Alexa is dreaming of the Cornet clip light from Paris-based Tse Tse). Here are our 10 favorites, ranging from industrial hardware-store versions to more refined takes.

Looking for office lighting? See Modern Task Lights in our Shop section and 10 Easy Pieces: Adjustable Task Lamps (Under $200).

Tse & Tse Cornet Clip Lamp in Glazed Ceramic | Remodelista

Above: By Paris-based Tse & Tse, the Cornet Clip Lamp has a glazed porcelain shade; $235 at Horne.

Original BTC Hector Small Dome Clip Lamp | Remodelista

Above: BTC Original Hector Small Dome Clip-On Light with translucent bone china shade and cotton braided cord; $195 at Horne. Read about the history of the BTC Original (hint: chicken coops are involved) in the Remodelista book.

Tolomeo Clip Spot Light | Remodelista

Above: Artemide's modern classic, the Tolomeo Clip Spot Light in anodized matte aluminum; $185 at Y Lighting.

Lumina Naomi Pinza Clip Lamp | Remodelista

Above: From Italy, the Lumina Naomi Pinza 328 Clip-On Light is finished in aluminum; $228 at Search Lighting.

Retro Metal Clip On Lamp | Remodelista

Above: Rockett St. George's Retro Metal Clip-On Light has a wood base; £79.

PB Teen Hi-Light Clip Light, Remodelista

Above: Reminiscent of the beloved Jielde Lamp, the Hi-Light Clip Light is available in four colors as well as brushed nickel; $39 at PB Teen.

Black Gooseneck Clip Lamp, Remodelista

Above: Black Gooseneck Headboard Clip Lamp (also in white or chrome); $29.99 at Lamps Plus.

Ikea Fas Clamp Spotlight | Remodelista

Above: Instead of a flashlight under the covers, my kids use the Fas Clamp Spotlight for bedtime reading; $9.99 at Ikea.

Fluker's Clamp Lamp, Remodelista

Above: Fluker's Clamp Lamp; $9.97 at Petco.

Designers Edge Clamp Lights, Remodelista

Above: For a loft space that we turned into my husband's office, we clipped HDX Clamp Lamps to the ceiling rafters; $8.47 at Home Depot.

On the hunt for more lights? See all 737 Pendant Lights in our Shop section, and consult Remodeling 101: How To Choose an Overhead Light Fixture

Outdoor lighting? Gardenista has lots of ideas.

N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 14, 2010.

Have an opinion? Care to comment? We'd love to hear what you have to say.