Monday, Nov. 18, 2002

Color Therapy Lamps

Inventor: Daniel Raiche

Nothing sets the mood for work or play better than the perfect light, so why limit yourself to dim or bright, fluorescent or incandescent? The new Therapie lamps look a little like Rothko paintings, with their gorgeous reds, yellows and greens softly melting into one another. Housed in brushed-aluminum frames, they range from 2 ft. to 6 and a half ft. long and double as postmodern works of art. But they are more than just pretty lights. Powered by the same fluorescent bulbs used for light therapy (to treat seasonal affective disorder during winter months, for example), the lamps may actually brighten your spirits. And the colored gels can be mixed and matched, so you can choose a yellow-green combination to energize you in the kitchen or a purple-red to get things started in the bedroom.

Availability: Now, $1,300 to $1,700
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