Some lamps are made to look like they're scary and this is possibly an intention that was not in the list of deliverables. However, in my opinion the Lumina Italia Ra fiber optic lamp is the world's most strikingly nerdilicious gadget to ever illuminate a desktop.

Designed by Ettore Cimini, the Ra features two fully adjustable steel and technopolymer arms that separately deliver and focus light from a 100W fluorescent bulb from the tip of their snake-like head using fiber optic cable. The light itself can be adjusted to taste via a built-in dimmer control.


On the downside, it appears that the lamps are custom made to order—which surely means that it is far, far out of most of our price ranges. [Lumina via e-potpourri via TFTS]