Cordless lamps that end a dim quandary
For those of us who live in older homes, the lack of electrical outlets in any given room is one of our biggest pet peeves.
So if you?ve ever moved a side table here or swapped out a sofa there solely for the sake of plugging in a lamp, we?d like to introduce you to a local company that has a brilliant solution for putting an end to all the heavy lifting.
Fort Worth-based Modern Lantern?s lamps--currently patent-pending and available through the company?s website--are sleekly contemporary conduits of light. And perhaps most important, they are cordless wonders that run on rechargeable lithium-ion batteries.
The collection of six lamps ($300 to $360) features metal, glass and ceramic styles that are not only practical but also aesthetically covetable. We think the glass Pyrus model ($340) would look most at home in our home, and our friends with mid-century modern leanings just might fall for the Hive ($360), with its highly textured dimpled base.
The battery takes two and a half hours to charge and keeps the lamp illuminated for about 13 hours. A long-lasting, eco-friendly LED 12-volt bulb is included, as is a charger.
Best of all? No more giving up your cozy reading corner because the light is better on the other side of the room.