Features: Seeing the Light

There’s no dimming these lights, which throw some sparkle around whether on or off.

Pantalica suspended light in black by Örni Halloween, $5,724, Artemide, Philadelphia. Turn to page 140 for additional shopping information.

Matrix in Steely Taupe by Geometrix by Schonbek, $1,220, Arch Street Lighting, Philadelphia

Cristello pendant, $426, below, and Rainbow pendant, $333, below left, both by Bruck Lighting Systems, Owen/Patrick Gallery, Manayunk

Helix in Confetti by Geometrix by Schonbek, $725, below right, Lighting by Design, Exton

Fleur pendant in Amethyst by Tech Lighting, $295.95, above, Lighting by Design

These sexy silhouettes are all about being tall, light and handsome.

Crystal Venus floor lamp with Max lime silk shade with striped lining by Maura Daniel, $425, Scarlett Alley, Philadelphia

Logico mini table lamp, $689, below, Artemide

Mouth-blown glass lamp with gray painted parchment shade by Barbara Cosgrove, $559, Scarlett Alley

Crystal Ball floor lamp, $3,785, Baker Knapp & Tubbs, Marketplace Design Center, Philadelphia

Subtle and sophisticated, black lights add moody atmosphere to a room.

Lumin’air reading lamp, $640, left, Ligne Roset, Manayunk

Flos lamp by Philippe Starck, $190, below,O L C, Philadelphia

Lightgown hanging fixture by Michael Biello, $1,125, left, Biello Martin Studio, Philadelphia

US Spirit floor lamp, $99, middle left, BoConcept, Philadelphia

Rectangular lamp with leather base, by Little Lamp, $99, Details Lighting, Bala Cynwyd

Dress your bulbs in shades of anything but gray, and give them a reason to glow.

Outscalloped square shade
in bronze from the Augustan Collection, $45, top, and custom square orange dupioni silk shade, $176, above, both at Ruth’s Lamps and Shades, Erdenheim

Silk drum pendant in Maize Smokebush, $480, left, and silk funnel pendant in Gold Ivy, $340, far right, both by Galbraith & Paul, Hobnob Design, Chestnut Hill

Custom gold soutache string shade, $198, above, Ruth’s Lamps and Shades

Ariel table lamp, $170, left, Blue Raccoon, New Hope

Chocolate-brown silk bell shade, $24, left, and striped corseted oval shade, $126, below, both at Ruth’s Lamps and Shades

Sleek shapes and bold colors turn the tables on traditional bedside lamps.

Red glass table lamp by Lite Source, $168, Kay Lighting & Design, Conshohocken

Rachel pendant in Ebony by Stonegate Designs, $715, Details Lighting

Small St. Charles mercury glass table lamp by Jamie Young Company, $162, Area, Lambertville, with red silk retro drum shade, $72, Ruth’s Lamps and Shades

Aurora table lamp by Harris Marcus Home, $229, Bright Light Design Center

Make a high-wattage statement with handcrafted, one-of-a-kind fixtures.

Palm light, far left, and Grate light, left, both by Tyson Boles, $650 each, Owen/Patrick Gallery

Josephine lamp, $150, right, Julianna Holowka, Philadelphia

XL pendant by MIOculture, $195, Foster’s Urban Homeware, Philadelphia

Ribbed light, $295, below left, and Blade light, $175, below right, both by Tyson Boles, Owen/Patrick Gallery

Illuminated works of art sculpt light and shadow to their maximum potential.

Hydra chandelier, $4,500, David D’Imperio, Stony Run

Magdalena suspended fixture by Terzani, far right, $3,768, Arch Street Lighting