Wood Magnetic Balance Lamp

This ingenious lamp—ideal for your desk—turns on and off with the nudge of a magnet.
created by

Zanwen Li


Zanwen Li created by

Zanwen Li

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It's a Balancing Act

No switch? No problem. Li Zanwen's ingenious lamp turns on and off with a flick of the wrist... and the nudge of a little round magnet. Simply lift the lower sphere to switch the light on: It's attracted to the upper sphere and will stay put in midair, giving off the light you so crave. Once you're feeling like it's time to wind down, just lower the sphere and the light will turn off. It's that easy. And if this doesn't sound high-tech enough for you yet, consider this: It's powered by a standard USB. Hi, future. Made in China.

Zanwen Li

created by

Zanwen Li



Armed with a background in industrial design, maker Li Zanwen enjoys indulging in the unexpected. His designs focus not only on function, but on the lifestyle he imagines his customers lead—a way for his products to better fulfill their needs, he says. A winner of numerous scholarships and design competitions, Li was the proud recipient of a 2016 Red Dot Award for the Magnetic Balance Lamp design concept. In his own words, "imagination is the secret [to] a steady stream of inspiration."

Made from
electrical components, birch wood, LED light
9.02" L x 3.8" W x 12.75" H
Clean with damp cloth.

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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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.

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Gave as house warming gift and they loved it.


In bedroom



This is one of the coolest lamps I've ever seen.


This lamp is amazing! It's so beautiful, and quite a conversation piece. The wood is smooth and feels well made. The activating switch below is magnetized to the base until you need it, then with a gentle lift it is attracted to the ball above and click, the light comes on. The switch is activated by tension on the lower string. I played with it for quite a while when it came. It is quite bright, and would be great on a desk or side table. Might be a bit too bright for a bedside lamp, depending on your preference. The cord ends in a USB instead of a regular plug, but I think everyone has a spare adapter lying around. Honestly, for such an interesting lamp I think it was a great value, and look forward to many years of lighted enjoyment.

Fargo, North Dakota


Wood Magnetic Balance Lamp

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