A while back, my then-boyfriend asked me for a moon lamp. Yes, it’s exactly what it sounds like: a lamp that looks like the moon. I chalked it up to him being an ~aesthetic~ type of person, but it turns out more and more people are asking for a moon lamp this year… which intrigued me to no end. So, being the curious person that I am, I asked around to find out why the moon lamp is such a big deal, and here’s what I learned.
What is a Moon Lamp?
As mentioned earlier, a moon lamp is basically a lamp that looks like the moon in the night sky that we all know and love. It depicts the shape, look, texture, and mood of the moon, so it’ll feel like you have your very own mini-moon in your room – perfect for romantic nights in or even just for some much-needed alone time. The warm light that it emits will relax you and make you feel at ease.
These moon lamps are painstakingly made through 3D printing and can take up to an entire day to print depending on how detailed the moon is. Most moon lamps are created to resemble the surface of the actual moon. How amazing is that?
It’s rechargeable and wireless.
The moon lamp has a built-in rechargeable battery and comes with a USB charging cable so you can charge it on your computer, with your power bank, or with a charge adaptor. It only takes 2 to 4 hours to charge, and you can get up to 12 hours of use out of it afterward, depending on how bright your settings are.
Whether you want a dim setting for a romantic vibe, a bright setting to really light up your night, or just the right amount of light as you sleep; the moon lamp’s brightness is adjustable to suit your needs.
It may come in different sizes and with different color settings.
Depending on where you buy it from, the moon lamp can be available in different sizes – 8cm, 12cm, and 15cm – so you can choose your desired size. While some stores commonly sell moon lamps that come with white and yellow settings, some stores sell moon lamps that can change into seven different colors; just tap on the lamp to change it to the color you feel like enjoying for the night.
It’s easy to use.
The moon lamp is super easy to use. Just touch the metal ring at the bottom to turn it on or off, and pat it to switch its color. To adjust the brightness, just long-press the metal ring. To charge, just insert the DC connector into the metal ring. Take note that the moon lamp might not respond if your hand is too dry or if the temperature is too low, though.
As if that wasn’t enough, it turns out that the moon lamp is also eco-friendly.
Why is the Moon Lamp So Popular?
Here are some of the reasons people gave me as to why the moon lamp is on their Christmas wishlist this year:
It’s the closest you can get to outer space.
With so much that has happened in 2020, all of us want to get away… if we could, we’d get as far away as possible… like the moon…? Even pre-pandemic, though, a lot of people have had dreams of going to the space someday, with some even going so far as sending their names to Mars. Outer space has always had some magnetic pull on humans, so it makes sense to want to own a bit of it – if even just in lamp form.
They watched ‘Over the Moon’.
My daughter asked for a moon lamp because she absolutely loved the movie ‘Over the Moon’. Ever since then, she has wanted to decorate her room with anything related to space – stars, rocketships, and (of course) the moon. Fortunately, these moon lamps are safe for kids. The LED light only emits low energy so it produces very little heat. In other words, even the youngest, tiniest, and clumsiest kids can enjoy touching and marveling at this moon lamp.
Their boyfriend wanted it.
I mentioned earlier that I gave my ex-boyfriend a moon lamp before; that’s because he really wanted it. It turns out I have another friend whose boyfriend wanted it to. Now, we all know how hard it is to think of gifts to give men because, well… what do men want, really? If you find yourself stumped sometimes, too, it seems a moon lamp would be a good choice.
They love looking at the moon.
If you’re the type to pause and stare at the moon whenever it looks extra beautiful, if you love taking photos of the moon when it’s said to be extra bright, or if you simply find the moon calming as a whole; you should definitely think about getting a moon lamp for yourself. You’re going to enjoy looking at it just as much, and you won’t even have to wait for special nights to enjoy it at its best.
It looks absolutely amazing.
Moon lamps look great in the photos, but they are even more magical and mesmerizing in real life. This lamp is a real piece of art that you are sure to appreciate and stare at more than you think you would. It is so carefully crafted and meticulously designed that you’ll find yourself enjoying its existence even when it isn’t turned on. It’ll also serve as a great conversation starter once we’re comfortable with people casually hanging out in our rooms again.
Everybody will appreciate it.
Judging from the people I’ve asked, it seems that the moon lamp is sure to be a huge hit with practically anyone – young or old, male or female, Instagram addict or not. So the next time you’re at a loss of what to buy someone, think of the moon lamp. The best part is that it’s super affordable, so you can get one for practically every upcoming birthday in 2021. :p You’re welcome.
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