Can’t travel to space? We’ve found the solution.
Most of us dreamt of going to outer space as a kid, but very few of us actually end up scoring the coveted opportunity. We’re about to throw down some third-grade science facts, that, let’s face it, most of us probably don’t remember. The moon is approximately 238,855 miles away from Earth and it completes its orbit cycle every 27 days. With that being said, wouldn’t it be cool to have the moon right near us, all the time? Enter the moon light lamp.
These lunar orbs illuminate your space in unique color palettes that you won’t typically get from a traditional lamp, and they can actually provide great mood lighting that helps to set a total vibe. Whether you want to use one as a nightlight or just as a really interesting accent light, a moon light lamp is a neat little decor hack for your home office, bedroom, or living room. Plus, there are a ton of different types of moon lights, including:
- Multi-colored moon lamps
- Hanging moon lamps
- Wooden base moon lamps
- Moon lamps on self-timers
- Moon lamps with remote controls
The celestial lighting option usually sits on a base and bears some sort of resemblance to the moon, but some moon lights (as you’ll see here) take creative liberty and run to the stars. Here are the six best moon lamps that will send you out of this world.
1. Articture Moon Light
BEST MOON LAMP
The real moon isn’t tethered to a leash, so why should your moon lamp be? This lunar list-topper is the ideal nightlight because of its mobile capabilities. The light is rechargeable, so it can wirelessly go wherever you’d like to create a little glow. The 3D landscape offers incredible detail, and the light is available in two sizes — 15 cm or 20 cm in diameter. The plastic globe sits on an airy wooden base, and with just the tap of a finger, you can adjust the light from glowing white to illuminating soft shades of yellow. It’s the perfect light to create whatever low-key mood you’re going for.
2. HyoDream 3-D Moon Lamp
BEST GALAXY MOON LAMP
If you’re looking for a color-shifting moon light lamp with more of a galaxy aesthetic, meet the Hyodream 3D Moon Lamp. This light offers 16 vibrant colors, but what makes this moon lamp different is that the colors glow in a unique swirled pattern. However, the best part is that you can adjust everything from a remote control. There’s also an automated color fade mode, which flows gracefully between all colors in the spectrum, so you can have an automated light show right in your room.
3. KFISI Levitation Moon Lamp
BEST LEVITATING MOON LAMP
The moon was meant to orbit, and this magnetic levitation lamp lets it do just that. This light comes with a handsome little wooden base that turns on with just a light tap, so it’s super easy to use. The floating light comes on a dimmer and can switch between warm shades of white and yellow, and once the 3D-printed lunar globe is balanced correctly, it can float above the base and rotate in mid-air… adding a small touch of moon-lit magic to your setting.
4. Ultrasonic Moon Essential Oil Diffuser
BEST THERAPEUTIC MOON LAMP
This moon light from Ultrasonic is that and so much more. Not only does this lamp serve up three different color options (lunar white, warm white and soft yellow), but it also includes an aromatherapy chamber that diffuses calming essential oils into your space. But wait, there’s more. The diffuser also acts as an air purifier and humidifier all in one — making this one perfect for pet owners. There are a few different base options available here, from the traditional wooden stand to a mythical tree branch stand that gives off total Sleepy Hollow vibes.
5. Logrotate Moon Light
BEST LARGE MOON LAMP
The actual moon measures 2,159.2 miles in diameter, so while it’d be impossible to fit that bad boy on your desk, this moon light lamp from Logrotate is pretty close… kinda, well, not really. But you get the point. Measuring 9.6 inches in diameter, this remote-controlled large moon lamp offers up 16 different colors that can flash or fade. Plus, it also has a sleep timer, so you don’t accidentally keep it on all night. But the light also comes with several display options: with the included wooden base, you can set the light up on a tabletop or shelf, or you can use the included pothook and string to hang the light from the ceiling and achieve a dreamy outer space feel.
6. ESOW Himalayan Salt Lamp
BEST SALT MOON LAMP
Okay, so this one might be a bit different, but this round Himalayan salt lamp achieves the same warming light while not veering too far from the lunar orb look, plus it even has a textured edge like many of the 3D-printed traditional moon light lamps on the market. This light, which can illuminate eight different colors, measures 3.3 inches in diameter and sits on a mini wooden base, making it the perfect compact light to add a soothing glow in any space.