ISSUE 44  |  In the Kitchen

10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista’s Budget Lighting Favorites

November 01, 2010 7:03 PM

BY Janet Hall

Remodelista's picks of the best in budget lighting offer easy updates (no electrician required) for any room.


Above: The Mad White Desk Lamp with a satin nickel angled pole; $69.95 at CB2.

Above: West Elm nails it with these new Industrial Task Table Lamps; the lamp comes in the colors shown above (black, red, and turmeric) for $69; the polished nickel lamp is $79.

Above: Pottery Barn Teen offers an interpretation of the Jielde Signal Lamp called the Hi-Light Task Lamp; $69 in ten cheery colors.


Above: Made of powder-coated sheet metal, the industrial French-Style Clip Light; £33.95 at DesignShop UK

Above: Designer's Edge Clamp Light; $7.49 at Home Depot.



Made of iron, with a pivoting arm to direct light where needed, the Industrial Sconce is $79 at West Elm. The sconce can be hardwired with a conversion kit (sold separately).

Above: The budget-priced Hinge Sconce is made from iron with a carbon powdercoated finish. The sconce comes with a wall mount and a black cord; $49.95 from CB2.

Above: Designed by Olle Lundberg, the Tral Wall Lamp does not require hard wiring, making it an easy bedside lighting upgradeare surprisingly sophisticated. The adjustable head has a cream-colored, powder-coated aluminum shade with a clear lacquered aluminum arm; $16.99 at Ikea.


Above: West Elm's Gourd Table Lamp, available with either a charcoal tinted glass or luster glass base; currently on sale for $149 (down from $179).

Above: Finnish inspired Ada Table Lamp with cotton drum shade and lacquered resin tulip base; $59.95 at CB2.

Above: As long-standing fans of Isamu Noguchi (see Lighting: Noguchi Akari Lamps), we were interested to see that Ikea has come out with a couple of handmade rice paper table lamps, obviously inspired by the Japanese American master. The 9-inch-diameter Vate Table Lamp is $9.99 at Ikea.