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I can’t believe someone makes… A gun-controlled desk lamp
Fancy shooting infrared rays at your domestic lighting device? The little twist with this otherwise decadently pointless desk lamp is that it tilts, as if shot, when switched off. Shooting it again brings it back to life, upright. Errr.
It would set you back €281 online euros from the gnr8.biz website:
Ready, aim, fire, shoot the lights out! Bang! is a desk lamp with a gun-shaped remote control. Fire the “gun”, the light goes out and the lampshade knocks to the side, shoot it again, and the lampshade rises up slowly and the light back turns back on.
A light bulb is sold separately, and there is a more traditional on-off switch on the lamp’s power cord.
I like the promo video, though:
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