New Classics: The Luau Portable Lamp

With the holidays upon us, I have been on the lookout for Modern Icons and New Classics which make excellent gifts. The Luau Portable pendant, designed by Duane Smith and Stefane Barbeau for Oxo in 2006, has a simple, lovely contour that architects, interior designers, landscape architects and designers can’t resist. Much more irresistible is its performance: This LED fixture gives off six to 10 hours of light on a full charge, and it can be put anywhere you will need a little additional light indoors. There are no messy wires, dangerous flames or handfuls nonrechargeable D batteries required. Have a peek at all of the helpful ways that you can use this light.

The lamp uses LED lights and can be dimmable, which means that you can set the lighting to fit your mood.

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Luau Portable Lamp | Design Within Reach – $198

The lamp is 15 inches high and 8 1/2 inches broad at its broadest point. It weighs 3 pounds, which makes it rather easy to tote from indoors to outside and back . While it stays upon its charging station, you might use it.

I first experienced the Luau right here in my friend Lucas’ loft and loved the way it added just the ideal amount of glow into his balcony without needing any messy cables or a fire.

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The Luau can supplement your permanent landscape lighting at a versatile manner — you can drag it over to any place for an intimate dialogue, late-night card game or midnight picnic.

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Luau lamps are a wonderful way to make ambience around the pool.

The orange Bullet Planter found in this shot makes a stylish contemporary cooler for party beverages.

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The dimmable feature means the Luau also works well as a nightlight. But, please note it isn’t recommended that children younger than 6 tinker with the Luau.

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While we do not have a picture showing this, the stainless steel loop handle means you can hang the Luau from a tree or hook for overhead light too.

It’s also convenient to have a Luau around during a blackout, as a full charge can offer mild overnight. Whether you’re in the market for a stylish portable lantern or not, have a moment to make sure your bedside flashlight batteries are going strong. It could help save you a few stubbed toes and stumbles during a blizzard power outage that winter.

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