Magnetic Motion Lamp

A playful combination of innovation and design, this liquid metal lamp casts a magnetizing glow.
created by

Kyle Haines


Kyle Haines created by

Kyle Haines

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Nobel Illuminations

A playful combination of light, movement, and technology, this innovative motion lamp makes glowing lava a thing of the past. Scientist Kyle Haines began experimenting with the idea of "liquid magnets" during his time as a student at Penn State University. His curiosity led him to the discovery of ferrofluids- a special type of liquid that becomes magnetized in the presence of magnetic fields. After 10,000 prototypes and months of innovation, Haines was finally able to capture this amazing substance inside a stylish motion lamp.

To use, simply turn on the incandescent bulb at the base to set the magnetized liquid in motion, then run the included rare earth magnets down the sides of the lamp to make the liquid "spike" and dance. No longer a novelty substance found in science labs, this instant conversation starter proves that sometimes the 10,000th time's a charm. Assembled in Pennsylvania with components from China and New Hampshire.

WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

Kyle Haines

created by

Kyle Haines



In the course of designing ferrofluid products Kyle has created 10,000+ unsatisfactory prototypes. After many failed experiments he was close to giving up. Kyle had exhausted everything that he thought should work. But before he threw in the towel, Kyle decided to test things that he thought shouldn't work. This is where Kyle had his first good results. Testing what shouldn't work has been the greatest learning experience of his life.

Read a Q&A with Kyle on our blog.

Made in the USA
Not a toy. Rare earth magnets pose a choking hazard and may be lethal if ingested.
Made from
iron, rare earth magnets, cord, Glass, power plug, ferrofluid
5" W x 15.5" H

Click here to see Magnetic Motion Lamp care instructions and troubleshooting tips.

PLEASE NOTE: This item is 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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Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.

Please note: This item is not available to ship outside of the U.S.

Love this lamp!!


I have been looking for a nice Ferro Fluid lamp that could sit on a desk but not hand held, easy to use, built well, not toy like, and affordably priced. This lamp fit all my criteria. I bought this for my fiance who is at his work desk, on the phone most of his days, in meetings. I thought something like this would be perfect for helping get through those long phone calls at his office. I was pleasantly surprised to find this lamp and he absolutely loves it. It takes a while for the lamp to warm up but once it does, it is so much fun to play with. It is also relaxing to do. This was the perfect gift and he enjoys "playing" with it while on the phone or just taking a break from work. I also like that the magnets stick to the base, so to reduce the risk of misplacing them. It gives off a nice soft light that is not too bright or distracting. This was the perfect gift and am happy to have found it. This was also my first time ordering from this site and I will be using it again, as I found other items that I think would be great to have.





He loved this! He thought it was the absolute coolest thing ever! The look on his face when he opened it made everything worth it! I will order again!

Chicago, Illinois


looks cool!


It is very psychedelic! It was cloudy for the first 2 days and then it warmed up and started looking cool. Leave it on and give it awhile...

San Diego


Very cool!


This lamp is really neat. It's a high quality product and it matches the description here perfectly. It was slightly smaller than I was expecting, but I was not disappointed. We've enjoyed playing around with the magnetic motion using the provided magnets.

Austin, TX


Highly recommend Uncommon Goods customer service


The high rating is for the best reasons. Everything went wrong. I gave a bad address and my gift was misdelivered before we could stop it. They no longer had that item in stock. I had to pick a new gift and use over night delivery to save Christmas. Uncommon Goods quickly got my order out on time. Additionally my I was refunded money for shipping charges and the original purchase promptly. Two quick phone calls - virtually no hold time and polite and helpful salespersons to help me save my aunt's Christmas gift delivery. Thank you Pete From CT



Magnetic Motion Lamp

4.8 5


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