Vintage Lamps from the Headlights of Old Vehicles

Berlin-based Urban Light Factory creates unique, vintage-looking lamps from the headlights of old vehicles. Taken from junked cars, motorcycles and even farm tractors, the headlamps are turned into tripod-based work lamps or hanging pendants. Although they’re re-wired, their exteriors are not fixed up and repainted. Thus the lamps have fantastic character, revealing all the dings, nicks and scratches they sustained during their road lives. Their products come to you in wooden boxes made out of scrap and cut-offs. And the company has thought user maintenance through – with each lamp they send the custom tools you’ll need to get it open when it eventually comes time to change the bulb. There’s also a booklet with each lamp explaining that lamp’s specific history, which is pretty neat.