Gadget of the Week: Moon in a Room

“That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.” With those famous words, Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the moon. A lot has happened since that day in 1969. Many of us no longer take the time to look out of the window and enjoy the moonlight – indeed cramped urban lifestyles can make that impossible. But with the ‘Luna’ from Acorn Studio, anyone can have a ‘moon’ of their own in their room.

Luna (Latin for moon) is a lamp constructed from fibreglass and latex. The surface is patterned with varying degrees of transparency and opaqueness to depict the moon’s surface. Warm yellow light from either an LED or halogen bulb produces a satisfying moonlight effect.

Luna Moon Light: What it Can Do

Different versions of Luna come in different sizes (from 8cm to 60cm in diameter), with the smallest version being battery-powered and the rest coming with a 4m power cord. In all but
the smallest version, the light is dimmable, however the mood takes you in fact. The largest versions are suitable for hanging, but even as a tabletop lamp the Luna makes for a real
conversation piece.

The Luna project was launched on crowdfunding site Indiegogo with an initial fundraising target of $40,000. But the idea of having a “moon of your own” seems to have caught people’s imaginations in a big way. Nearly 3,000 people have now made pledges totalling more than $600,000, and some of the ‘Early Bird’ sizes of the lantern have already sold out – despite the luxury-tier pricing of from $75 to $875. If that still seems like a fair proposition to you, you can find out more on the Luna Indiegogo page.

Source: Acorn Studio

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