11 Sustainable Lamps And Light Fixtures That Will Brighten Your Space
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When it comes to energy conservation, specifically targeted lamps are a great way to minimize excessive overhead lighting. This way, we can still create a warm, well-lit ambiance without wasting electricity. What’s more, sustainable lamps can be built for energy-efficient bulbs, be made up of eco-friendly or upcycled materials, and last longer than regular plastic lamps found in chain stores.
We’ve found 11 brands offering sustainable lamp options from around the world. Between modern sconces and art-forward vintage chandeliers that look great on or off, there are countless options for lighting up our homes.
Best For | Upcycled pendants
Our Pick | Handmade Bamboo Pendant Lamp
Price Range | $21–$95
LannaPassa works with hill tribe communities, like Hmong and Lisu artisans, in Chiang Mai, Thailand to create textiles, clothing, and home decor. Repurposing traditionally handwoven Thai baskets and fishing traps, LannaPassa offers stunning bamboo pendant lamps that are sure to shine in any space.
Best For | Ceiling fan lights
Our Pick | Spitfire LED Ceiling Fan
Price Range | $79–$2,299
Based out of Portland, OR, Schoolhouse crafts heirloom-quality goods for all parts of the home, including fans, clocks, and lighting. In addition to modern lamps, wall sconces, and pendants, Schoolhouse’s energy-efficient ceiling fan lights are perfect for providing a subtle breeze.
3. West Elm
Best For | Stained glass lamps & pendants
Our Pick | Small Hanging Greta Lamp
Price Range | $280–$350
In addition to West Elm’s own collections, the team often collaborates with other designers and makers for home goods, including Friend of All for stained glass lamps. Handmade locally in Brooklyn, each piece is made to order so you’ll know exactly who made it and where. These stunning lamps will bring both light and color into any room.
Best For | Floor lamps & pendants
Our Pick | AiO Pill Plug-In Pendant
Price Range | $75–$300
To perfectly complement its most popular furniture, Burrow partners with modern lighting brands that make the sleekest and chicest table lamps, floor lamps, sconces, and pendants. Flaunting brushed steel, brass, marble, and walnut wood finishes, these lighting options are as beautiful as they are functional (and affordable—with payment plan options!). Like every Burrow order, they’re delivered directly to you—for free.
5. Bicycle Glass Co.
Best For | Recycled glass pendant lights
Our Pick | Swell Single Pendant Light
Price Range | $129–$1,135
Pendant lights are already a gorgeous addition to any home—but hand-blown lights made with 100 percent recycled and locally sourced glass, powered by renewable wind energy? That’s about as good as it gets! Every piece from Bicycle Glass Co. is made-to-order, so your light can be customized down to the hardware, bulb, and hanging specs you need. Once it’s ready, your order will be shipped your way in recycled packaging. How’s that for sustainable?
6. Smile Lamp Works
Best For | Brass sconces & lamps
Our Pick | Minimal Mid-Century Wall Sconce
Price Range | $44.99–$199.99
For gorgeous brass lamps that are as affordable and long-lasting as they are stylish, we love Smile Lamp Works. Made with care out of a California studio, these stunning gold chandeliers, sconces, and lamps are the perfect addition to your bathroom vanity, kitchen island, and anywhere that needs an extra bit of glamour.
Best For | Handmade table lamps
Our Pick | Kanamota Table Lamp
Price Range | $175–$1,250
Brooklyn-based ceramicist Virginia Sin, the woman behind SIN, has had work featured at the Michelin-starred Eleven Madison Park restaurant, in Architectural Digest, on The Today Show, and more. And SIN’s line of handmade table lamps live up to the hype, designed with comforting curves and outfitted with a single bulb.
8. Victoria Morris Pottery
Best For | One-of-a-kind table lamps
Our Pick | Stripe Orb Lamp
Price Range | $650–$2,000
For more than two decades, Victoria Morris has been making pottery inspired by both mid-century Scandinavian design and traditional Japanese craftsmanship. Both of these influences are apparent in her line of shaded lamps and pendants, using stoneware and stunning glazes. For one-of-a-kind table lamps, you won’t regret checking these out.
9. Ur Place
Best For | Artisan-made lighting
Our Pick | Urban Pendant Black
Price Range | $99–$749
Specializing in handmade and artisan goods, Ur Place is an Australian-based business offering decor, furniture, and home goods. Here, you can seek out pendant, table, and floor lamps; our favorites are the handwoven rattan pendants using natural fibers and traditional weaving techniques. With each unique item, it really will feel like your place.
10. Nick Hammond
Best For | Sustainable wood lighting
Our Pick | Oak Tripod Bedside Lamp
Price Range | $63.89–$568
UK-based Nick Hammond turns FSC Certified wood into lighting that serves both form and function. Finished with natural oil and wax and given a seal of approval from Nick himself, you can be sure that each purchase is high-quality. We especially love how thoughtful and intentional each design is. If you’ve got something else in mind, custom orders are an option, too.
Best For | Vintage & secondhand lighting
Our Pick | Mid-Century Aztec Ceramic Lamp
Price Range | $10–$50,000
If vintage lighting is what you’re looking for, you can find it all through Chairish, a curated platform for unique goods dating as far back as the mid-20th century. With the assistance of designed curators, Chairish pre-screens each item and mediates the process between seller and buyer. You can often find sets or collections to complete any look.