ISSUE 27  |  Summer Rentals

10 Easy Pieces: Clip-On Lights

July 09, 2014 9:00 AM

BY Janet Hall

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).

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 cord; $195 at Horne. Read about the history of the BTC Original (hint: chicken coops are involved) in the Remodelista book.

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

Above: From Italy, the Lumina Naomi Pinza 328 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: 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.

Above: Black Gooseneck Headboard Clip Lamp (also in white or chrome); $29.99 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 Clamp Lamp; $9.97 at Petco.

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.