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10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista’s Budget Lighting Favorites

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10 Easy Pieces: Remodelista’s Budget Lighting Favorites

November 1, 2010

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

TASK LAMPS

cb2 mad white task lamp

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

west elm task lamps

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.

pb teen hi light task lamp

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

CLIP LIGHTS

retro to go clip light

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

ace hardware clamp lamp 7

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

WALL LIGHTS

west elm industrial sconce

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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).

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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.

Tral  20  Wall  20  Lamp

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.

TABLE LAMPS

west elm gourd lamp

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).

cb2 ada table lamp

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

Small  20  Vate  20  Table  20  Lamp

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.

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