The next time your home loses electricity, you can at least stay entertained by reading — even in the dark — with this lovely lamp that runs completely off the grid.
While most cordless lamps rely on rechargeable batteries, or solar cells, to compensate for their lack of a permanent tether to an outlet, the First Light uses a series of gears, cogs and weights to keep its LED bulbs (we're assuming) running day or night. Even if your power's out. Like a grandfather clock you will occasionally need to wind the lamp, which raises the weights infusing it with potential energy that's converted to electricity over time. But that's a small price to pay if it means never tripping over an errant power cord ever again. [Post Fossil via The Fancy]