Today we love: the M Lamp and the Anglepoise Mini

Today we love: the M Lamp and the Anglepoise Mini

Our spotlight's falling on lighting..and we're impressed with Juniper's portable LED lamp and the latest addition to the Anglepoise 75 family, the Mini.

M Lamp for Juniper is available at Conran Shop

Four years in development, the M Lamp by designer David Irwin for Juniper is very useful piece of lighting. It's a rechargeable LED lamp that evokes the old mining lamps, it has a handle and the reflector rotates so you can aim the beam where you need it. Available in three colours, it costs £235 and is available at the Conran Shop.

If you don't like overhead lighting you probably take a keen interest in lamps - one of those things many households never have enough one, let alone have enough good-looking ones!

Two recent products that have caught our eye at Deco at the M Lamp by young British designer David Irwin for Brooklyn-based design and manufacturing company Juniper; and the great British brand Anglepoise' Mini desk lamp, a much smaller version of its 75  task lamp designed by Kenneth Grange.

Anglepoise Mini
M Lamps are manufactured in the US by Juniper

Dial M for ...multipurpose

Newcastle-based David Irwin's M lamp is hugely useful, being a multipurpose, dimmable portable lamp. 'I designed as as a table lamp, but you can use if for all sorts of purposes. It's very easy to carry it around with you because it's battery-powered,' says Irwin, who spend several years working on the design before licensing it to US company Juniper. The M lamp was initially manufactured in Canada but is now being made in Brooklyn.

It's got good eco credentials too. It has compact aluminium frame that can be easily disassembled for recycling. And it's powered by an integrated lithium battery that does not contain cobalt, which can be recharged 2,000 times with no degradation in light output. Irwin says that one charge will give you between five and 60 hours of light, depending on how bright you have it on. The LEDs used in the lamp consume an average 1.2W of power and their lifespan is 50,000 hours. 

 

 

The M lamp is ideal for use as a bedside reading light
The Anglepoise 75 Mini has a max height of 50cm and comes in 4 colours. £105

Anglepoise Mini

Anglepoise is one of Britain's best loved lighting companies and it's enjoyed a resurgence since it started working with renowned industrial designer Kenneth Grange at the end of the 1990s. The 75 range of desk lamps is popular with professionals and the now the Mini should be finding its ways into many homes being considerably smaller. Made from aluminium - the most easily recycled metal - it extends to 50cms whereas the standard desk lamp extends to 66cms. It's dinkiness is part of its charm and it's well priced at £105.

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