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recycled glass giraffe night light

by Vawn and Mike Gray $38.00
Handmade
Recycled
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PLEASE NOTE: This item has been built to U.S. electronics specifications and may need additional modifications or converters to be used in countries other than the U.S. and Canada.

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Vawn and Mike Gray bring humble recycled glass to new heights with this googly-eyed giraffe made from colorful bits of recycled glass. This long-necked fellow is kiln-formed and fused from broken bottles that were rescued before they reached the landfill. The gentle curve of the glass conceals the light bulb and provides an attractive view from all angles. Produces a warm, ambient glow akin to candlelight. Four watt bulb included. Handmade in Cape Coral, Florida.

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Due to the recycled and handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary.

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
23398
Made from
plastic, recycled glass
Measurements
5" H x 3.5" W x 2.5" D
Notes
Care instructions: clean with glass cleaner.
Hold by plug, not by shade, to prevent unnecessary stress on light. Power Prongs do not rotate.
  • the maker
Vawn and Mike Gray

Vawn and Mike Gray

For 20 years, Vawn and Mike Gray created and sold original lines of fine arts and crafts. But they were always haunted by the environmentally wrong processes and materials that were involved with it?Aerosol spray cans, toxic glazes, energy sucking kilns, miles of bubble wrap and mountains of Styrofoam peanuts.

In the Summer of 2007, while watching a world wide broadcast of the "Live Earth" concert, they were inspired to change their ways. On that weekend they launched Reborn Glass: Artful reminders To Conserve. Through diligent trial and error they developed a process to create kiln-formed fused recycled bottle glass pieces. The kiln they use is a super energy efficient, computer-controlled fusing oven, not at all like the energy-sucking kilns of the past. The relationship between the glass colors and our natural resources sparked even more inspiration for their projects. collection

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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT
 
4.6

(based on 18 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (18)
  • Diffused light (8)
  • Easy to assemble (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Bedroom (13)
  • Kitchen (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (7), Casual do-it-yourselfer (7)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (18)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (13), No (5)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (8), Child (6), Self (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Other (9), Birthday (3), Christmas or hanukkah (3)

Reviewed by 18 customers

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5.0

cool nitelite

By 

from Stetsonville, WI

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Diffused Light
  • Easy To Assemble
  • Great Value

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

    My granddaughter loves giraffes. This is a very cool looking night lite. Love the glasses on the giraffe.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

    Comment on this review

     
    5.0

    What a great way to use recycled glass!

    By 

    from Muncie, IN

    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kitchen

      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

      I bought this for my co-worker who collects giraffe items. She has never seen one of these, which is hard to believe. She absolutely loved it!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Other
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      This night light is absolutely precious!

      By 

      from Gainesville, Florida

      About Me Beginner

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Diffused Light

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

          Although this night light would be perfect for a child's room, I have grown children and plan to use it in a guest bathroom or guest room. I love giraffes! :-)

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Self
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

          Comment on this review

           
          4.0

          Glass mite light

          By 

          from Florida

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Adjustable
          • Attractive Design
          • Diffused Light

          Cons

          • Costly

          Best Uses

          • Bedroom

          Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

          Cute nite light fir a child's room very pricey with shipping charges added

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Other

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          5.0

          Great product

          By 

          from San Francisco, CA

          About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Bedroom
            • Kitchen
            • Living Room

            Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

            Love this design. It's a high quality product! I got it for a newborn gift, and they loved it.

            • Primary use:
            • Personal
            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Birthday

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            4.0

            Happy Light

            By 

            from Austin, Texas

            About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

                Brought lots of smiles

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Child
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Other

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                4.0

                Nightime pal

                By 

                from Clearfield, PA

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Diffused Light
                • Easy To Assemble
                • Sturdy

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Child Friendly

                  Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

                  This darling nightlight is now glowing in the bedroom of my 5 year-old grandson. It is very well made and not at all fragile. The light is diffused and just the right amount for sleeping. It truly looks like a piece of art!

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes
                  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                  • Child
                  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                  • Birthday

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                  5.0

                  Cute, unique snd does the job.

                  By 

                  from Coatesville, PA

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Diffused Light
                  • Well built quality

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom

                    Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

                    Purchased this as a gift for a baby shower. The parents have chosen a safari/jungle type theme for their nursery and I chose the giraffe nightlight because it complemented their nursery linens and other accessories well.

                    I felt the packaging was fine for this product, especially given that this is made from recycled glass. It came in a simple brown, subtly striped gift box, was nestled in shredded paper and included a card about the piece and the artists. I felt the box was well sized and well packed to protect the nightlight.

                    I tried the light out in our powder room with the door closed and loved the way it looked lit in the dark. I think the new parents will find this a wonderfully unique accessory for their baby's room, that's practical as well. Now, I'm looking at purchasing one of these nighlights for our daughters' bathroom which is also used as a guest room!

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • Yes
                    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                    • Other
                    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                    • Other

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                    4.0

                    The perfect addition

                    By 

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Casual Do-It-Yourselfer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Bedroom

                      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

                      This night light is really cute. It is the perfect addition to my baby's nursery. The light is a little dim so I plan to order another one. It is well made and the fact it is made from recycled glass is an added bonus. Good quality for the price.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Child

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                      4.0

                      I love my little giraffe light.

                      By 

                      from Oklahoma City, OK

                      About Me Beginner

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Diffused Light

                      Cons

                      • Unclear Design

                      Best Uses

                      • Bathroom

                      Comments about RECYCLED GLASS GIRAFFE NIGHT LIGHT:

                      I am disappointed that the art work does not show up more definitively. Perhaps if the background glass were clear instead of lightly shaded blue, the giraffe would stand out more.

                      • Primary use:
                      • Personal
                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Self
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

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