The light-emitting diode (LED) has been quietly leading a revolution in how we spend our days and nights by offering cheap, easily controllable light. They're so cost-efficient and powerful, they've even been forcing other lightbulbs out of the market. And there's no better demonstration of why than with this minimalist corner floor lamp.

Older lamps generally use either electrical resistance or chemical reactions to create light. These can be bulky and generate heat. LEDs generate light by moving electrons across a semi-conductor, which not only allows them to be scaled to any size and shape you want, they produce the same amount of light while using less power and generating minimal heat. They last longer than conventional bulbs as well, with an average lifetime of 50,000 hours, and only require a standard outlet to run.

That allows this lamp to fit discreetly into any corner while still generating plenty of ambient light. The aluminum body has a black finish to limit unwanted reflections, which blends with the sturdy weighted rubber bottom to keep your lamp in place while protecting your floor. It also frees up space for you to move around while ensuring pets or rambunctious guests won't knock it over.

LEDs have another advantage as well; since they're semiconductors, it's easy to control how and when they emit light and the frequency of light they emit. This lamp comes with a remote control to shuffle through over 16 million colors and 300 lighting effects to create the perfect mood. Dim the lights to enjoy a movie at home, turn them up and make the light a warm color to welcome guests, or match it to daylight to subtly brighten a sunlit room in the early morning.

Usually, this lamp is $149, but you can put it in the corner for $89.99, 40% off.

Prices subject to change.

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