Is there anything more versatile than the clip-on light? We use them in all 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.
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Above: By Paris-based Tse & Tse, the Cornet Clip Lamp has a glazed porcelain shade; $235 at Horne.
Above: BTC Original Hector Small Dome Clip-On Light with translucent bone-china shade and cotton braided flex cord; $195 at Horne.
Above: Artemide's modern classic, the Tolomeo Clip Spot Light in anodized matte aluminum; $165 at Y Lighting.
Above: From Italy, the Lumina Naomi Pinza Clip-On Light is finished in aluminum; $228 at Search Lighting.
Above: Rockett St. George's Retro Metal Clip-On Light has a wood base; £79.
Above: Black Gooseneck Clip Lamp (also in white or chrome); $23.95 at Lamps Plus.
Above: Instead of a flashlight under the covers, my kids use the Fas Clamp Spotlight for bedtime reading; $9.99 at Ikea.
Above: Fluker's Clip Lamp; $9.97 at Petco.
Above: For a loft space that we turned into my husband's office, we used Designers Edge Clip-On Lights clipped to the ceiling rafters; $8.97 at Home Depot.
Above: For a tool-shop vibe, consider the Designers Edge Incandescent Cage Clip Light; $14.99 at Hayneedle.
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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on July 14, 2010.