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Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 15, 2013

10 Easy Pieces: Clip-On Lights

Issue 63 · Do-It-Yourself · March 15, 2013

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.

Looking for more office lighting? See all 502 Modern Task Lights in our Shop section and our previous post: 10 Easy Pieces: Adjustable Task Lamps (Under $200).

Cornet Clip Lamp, Remodelista

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

Hector Small Dome Clip-On Light, Remodelista

Above: BTC Original Hector Small Dome Clip-On Light with translucent bone-china shade and cotton braided flex cord; $195 at Horne.

Tolomeo Clip Spot Light, Remodelista

Above: Artemide's modern classic, the Tolomeo Clip Spot Light in anodized matte aluminum; $165 at Y Lighting.

Lumina Naomi Pinza Clip Light, Remodelista

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

Retro Metal Clip-On Light, 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 Clip Lamp (also in white or chrome); $23.95 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 Clip Lamp; $9.97 at Petco.

Designers Edge Clamp Lights, Remodelista

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.

Designers Edge Incandescent Cage Clamp Light

Above: For a tool-shop vibe, consider the Designers Edge Incandescent Cage Clip Light; $14.99 at Hayneedle.

On the hunt for more lights? See all 588 Pendant Lights in our Shop section.

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

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