What Is Novelty Lighting?

Novelty lighting is the name for a broad category that can describe anything from nightlights shaped like softballs to lamps in the shape of a leg. While owning these items can be a major reward in their own right, novelty lighting is more for decoration than it is for practicality. Those adorable Christmas lights shaped like red solo cups, as well as any butterfly-shaped desk lights all, fall into the category of novelty.

Although the idea of novelty lights can hold a sort of tchotchke mental image, they can also be a crucial part of a room’s décor. Everyone had that favorite horse lamp or children’s show nightlight growing up, right? Plus some of the most iconic sources of lighting fall into the novelty category. After all, where would we be without the miniature disco balls and lava lamps of the world? Here are some of the more groovy examples of novelty lighting, and how they can be used in for more than just yard sale treasures.

Best Novelty Lighting For The Money

Here are some of the better examples of novelty lighting available to buy:

SaleBestseller No. 2
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration, Pack of 12, Electric Fake Candle in Warm White and Wave Open
2,558 Reviews
Homemory Realistic and Bright Flickering Bulb Battery Operated Flameless LED Tea Light for Seasonal & Festival Celebration, Pack of 12, Electric Fake Candle in Warm White and Wave Open
  • COOL AND ROMANTIC: The flickering bulb flameless LED Tea Lights are ideal for decorations. It can be used as mood lights night lights with votive holders or other holders like glass cups. You can put the battery tealight on table or other place in restaurants, home and garden wedding, party, festival decorations.
  • EASY TO USE: On/Off switch for easy & convenient operation. The electronic tea lights come with batteries which have 100+ hours of light-time and can be replaced easily via the tab at the bottom.
  • SAFE For KIDS, PETS, SENIORS: These LED tea lights can be used without having to worry of flame, absolutely no fire hazards or burning risks, safe for families with pet(s) or young child(ren).
  • HIGH QUALITY: All the candle lights sold exclusively by Homemory. Each LED tea light candle is thoroughly and rigorously tested, guaranteed to work out of the box, or each defective unit will be replaced with one dozen candles or a full refund for the purchase.
  • FULL HOMEMORY WARRANTY: If You're Not Completely Satisfied with Your Purchase Simply Let us Know and You'll be Offered a FULL Refund or Replacement, No Questions Asked. Enjoy this Absolutely RISK FREE Purchase Today by Clicking the Yellow 'ADD TO CART BUTTON' Above.
SaleBestseller No. 3
Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light for Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations (Warm White)
4,147 Reviews
Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light for Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations (Warm White)
  • 8 Modes settings: combination, in waves, sequential, slogs , chasing/flash, slow fade, twinkle/flash, and steady on.
  • High quality: 6.6ft*9.8ft, 300 WARM WHITE LED lights. UL Certificated Output and wire: 29V Voltage Safe Curtain Lights with UL certified, leads to 29V safe output by UL plug-in transformer.
  • Easy to use: directly plug in and unplug it for power on and off. US standard outlet, voltage 110. Plug to the controller: 1.5m/5ft. Controller to the LED light: 1.2m/3.9ft.
  • Perfect decoration: WATERPROOF(IP44) Perfect for indoor and outdoor decorations. Christmas,party,Valentine's Day, wedding, home, window, bathroom, festival, Holiday, shows, restaurant, hotel, commercial building, shopping center etc.
  • Sales price,this lights will make your life lovely. NOTE: ONLY STRING LIGHTS, NOT COME WITH A CURTAIN, MAINLY USED FOR CURTAIN DECORATION. 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE! If for any reason you're not 100% SATISFIED, please let us know and our customer service team will help you RETURN OR REFUND.
Bestseller No. 4
DAYBETTER Led Strip Lights 32.8ft 10m with 44 Keys IR Remote and 12V Power Supply Flexible Color Changing 5050 RGB 300 LEDs Light Strips Kit for Home, Bedroom, Kitchen,DIY Decoration
139 Reviews
DAYBETTER Led Strip Lights 32.8ft 10m with 44 Keys IR Remote and 12V Power Supply Flexible Color Changing 5050 RGB 300 LEDs Light Strips Kit for Home, Bedroom, Kitchen,DIY Decoration
  • STRONG SELF ADHESIVE: Our LED's have a stronger 3M adhesive that is stronger than other strip LED brands. For example, they stick well on TVs, cars, cabinets and walls.
  • TAPE LIGHT FEATURES: Ultra bright and high-quality LED chip allows the LED strip lights to be very colorful and durable. These are energy-friendly lights because of the 12 volt adapter and are safe to touch.
  • CUTTABLE : The LED strip lights can be easily cut every 3 LEDs along the cutting marks. So, you can mix and match lengths and sizes with you desk, bed, tv, computer indoor.
  • WIDELY USE: The remote can dim the lights and offers 44 different colors and modes. The lights are very suitable for living room, kitchen, cabinet, car, bedroom, party, Christmas or wedding.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Every item you purchased from DAYBETTER can enjoy a replacement or full refund within 18 months.If your product is has a manufacturer defective. Just click GET HELP WITH ORDER under your order ID. Our customer service team would be more than happy to assist you the issue.
Bestseller No. 5
Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack)
2,599 Reviews
Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Vivii Battery-powered Unscented LED Tealight Candles, Fake Candles, Tealights (36 Pack)
  • A generous package of 36 candles with batteries included and installed, ready to use and easy to turn on or off with a sliding switch. Standard size tea light candles fit into any votive, tea light holders, and luminary bags
  • Long-life, energy-efficient, and environment-friendly LED light powered by one single CR2032 replaceable button cell (included and installed), estimated to last over 100 hours with one new battery
  • Better safe than sorry, these candles are flame-less and smoke-free, absolutely no fire hazards or burning risks, safe for families with pet(s) or young child(ren)
  • Battery-powered (battery included & installed) amber color LED tea light candles provide realistic flickering effect, ideal for accent decorations for holiday celebrations, wedding ceremonies, special occasions such as birthdays and anniversaries, memorial services, church gatherings, DIY projects and etc. Wind-proof for both indoors and outdoors use, at homes, restaurants, churches, schools, backyards, sports venues and etc.
  • 100% GUARANTEE- We are extremely committed to our customers. If you don't fall in love with your LED Candles the moment you open the packaging. We then back that up with a 10 Year Warranty. (defection, accidental damage, non-satisfaction) You won't find another vendor who offers that. It's not just a promise, it's a matter of our brand integrity.
SaleBestseller No. 6
Realistic Bright Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Bright, Flickering, Battery Powered Fake Candles, Unscented Tealights, Pack of 24-Vont
4,764 Reviews
Realistic Bright Flameless LED Tea Light Candles, Bright, Flickering, Battery Powered Fake Candles, Unscented Tealights, Pack of 24-Vont
  • WARM AMBIANCE MINUS THE MESS - No longer will you have to put up with the annoyance of cleaning candle drips.... or worry about falling asleep without blowing the candles. We care about your safety, and a risk of fire shouldn't be a concern. No more dripping wax, no more smoke & no more scent. Our flameless candles will suit your every need.
  • 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE- At Vont, we are extremely committed to our customers. If you don't fall in love with your LED Candles the moment you open the packaging, we PROMISE your money back. We then back that up with a 10 Year Warranty. (defection, accidental damage, non-satisfaction) You won't find another vendor who offers that. It's not just a promise, it's a matter of our brand integrity.
  • ENERGY SAVING, SMOKE FREE - These flameless LED tea light candles are completely environmentally friendly. They have ZERO carbon emission and have long battery lives.
  • IDIOT-PROOF - The candles come with PRE-Installed batteries and can be switched on with a simple switch. The batteries have 100+ hours of light-time and can be replaced easily via the tab at the bottom.
  • PLANNING AN EVENT? - Our flameless LED tealights are perfect for weddings, table-top decorations. They're suitable for all kinds of events and can be used outdoors. They're the PERFECT gift, specially for Christmas. Each votive comes measuring at 2 X 2 Inches which makes it a perfect fit for most votive holders.
SaleBestseller No. 7
LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. 3 Brightness Eye-Care, 2.1 oz Lightweight, Up to 60 Hours Reading. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids
3,334 Reviews
LuminoLite Rechargeable 3000K Warm 6 LED Book Light, Easy Clip on Reading Lights for Reading in Bed. 3 Brightness Eye-Care, 2.1 oz Lightweight, Up to 60 Hours Reading. Perfect for Bookworms & Kids
  • [UPGRADED ] 3000K WARM SMD LED TECHNOLOGY. Most suitable light color for eye-care reading. 6 LEDs evenly light up 3x times lighting area than normal LED. 3 BRIGHTNESS LEVELS. THE BEST portable book light for bookworms & kids.
  • NO MORE WASTING MONEY ON BATTERIES - EVER. FEATURES BUILT-IN RECHARGEABLE 1000MAH LI-ION BATTERY, enjoy your wireless 60 HOURS reading without charging (at low brightness setting). 3 power modes to choose from, USB ports, power banks, and 5V phone charger (not included). Standard Android micro-USB cable included. Never worry about finding a compatible cable if get lost.
  • LOVE TO READ AT NIGHT WITHOUT DISTURBING YOUR PARTNER? This new book light is 2.15 oz super lightweight. Perfectly weightless for clipping on your book, creating a private reading space for you alone when your partner is sleeping next to you. Ideal for nighttime reading in bed and for travel.
  • EYE-CARE SOFT DIFFUSED LIGHT, easily light up 2 full pages of any size book. No need to adjust the light from time to time. This night reading lamp comes with a SECURE PADDED CLAMP AND INFINITELY FLEXIBLE NECK allowing you to position & focus light exactly where you want it. Also perfect for camping, kid's reading, study, music stand, computer light, tasks & hobbies.
  • YOU WILL LOVE OUR BESTSELLING CLIP LIGHT AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE - Give it a try with our NO-FUSS 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE & 3 YEAR WARRANTY - CLICK THE 'ADD TO CART' BUTTON NOW AND GRAB IT AT THIS SALE PRICE. SHIPS FROM THE USA.
Bestseller No. 9
HOME MOST Halloween Pumpkin Lights with Remote and Timers - Orange Pumpkin Lights LED Battery Operated Halloween Decor - Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Outdoor Pumpkin Decorations - LED Lights Halloween
21 Reviews
HOME MOST Halloween Pumpkin Lights with Remote and Timers - Orange Pumpkin Lights LED Battery Operated Halloween Decor - Halloween Jack-O-Lantern Outdoor Pumpkin Decorations - LED Lights Halloween
  • SPOOK YOUR HOME THIS HALLOWEEN - Place the pumpkin lights into Halloween pumpkins - Two modes to choose by remote control: FLICKER (flickering effect) & STEADY (steady glow) - In FLICKER mode, emit eerie orange glow against a diabolical grin on the pumpkin to send an electrifying chill down the spine - In STEADY mode, light up the pumpkin to welcome the ghoulish guests and create a spooky Halloween - Cluster the lighted pumpkins together or scatter them around to spook your home this Halloween!
  • 10-KEY REMOTE: 2 MODES and 4 TIMERS - A 10-key remote control allows you to operate the lights within 20ft (6m) - The lights can be left on for 2/4/6/8 hours then remains off for 22/20/18/16 hours, only to light up again at the same time as the previous day - TWO modes: FLICKER (Flicker Effect) & STEADY (Steady Glow) - The light is bright enough to shine through big thick pumpkins - Brightness can be further adjusted by the remote that works with all the lights in the set at once or separately.
  • ENJOY SAFETY & DURABILITY OF THE FLAMELESS LIGHT - Each flameless pumpkin light requires 3 AAA batteries (not included) to operate, safe around children and pets without worrying about the danger of the real flame: no hot wax dripping or burning risks; smoke-free, keep you and your family healthy - No more tangled mess of cords or searching for an outlet - Long lasting LED bulbs stay cool to touch after long-time use - Provide energy saving while enhancing your home atmosphere.
  • DEVOTED CUSTOMER SERVICE - This product comes with 1-MONTH full refund trial period and LIFE-TIME customer service - Genuine HOME MOST Design House Trademarked Product - Certified under UL588 and Complies with 16 CFR 1120.3(c) - TRADEMARK filed in U.S.A. - In business since 2006.
  • VERSATILE DECORATIONS FOR OTHER HOLIDAYS - Place the bright orange lights in decorative votive holders for sparkles of illumination atop a fireplace mantel or on a bookshelf, or into glass, vase to set a cozy mood throughout - Perfect for the holiday nights such as Christmas, Easter, Halloween, or even anniversary, marriage proposal, outdoor candlelit banquets, hotels, bars, home decoration and church - Cluster lighted objects (lanterns, jars, etc.) together to light up your holidays and events.

Types of Novelty Lighting

Novelty Lighting Items

An Example Of Novelty Lighting

he entirety of novelty lighting is a fairly broad category that can’t be summed up in neat categories, but we can try to cover the basics anyways.

The first, and most iconic, form of novelty light is the lava lamp. Blue and yellow, orange and red, these 70s-inspired conical color fests are a staple of basement game rooms and college dorms alike. They produce enough ambient lighting to set the tone without overwhelming the entire space. And since they were only in style for a limited amount of time, being out of style is sort of their appeal.

The next type of novelty light is the signs. From neon burger signs that somehow made their way into your kitchen to cursive bathroom lights that spell out “Love,” these examples of classic American advertising work well in a more edgy décor setting but have their place in any home. The exact location for these novelty classics really depends on the sign, and the design, you’ve got in mind.

One of the most common types of novelty lights come in the form of hanging or wall lights. From light curtains straight from a Freshman girl’s dorm room to Christmas lights, paper lanterns, and rope lights, these creative fixtures allow you to light a large area with a limited number of outlets. Perfect for summer accents, Christmas decorations, or a pop of light on your back deck, these novelty lights are by far the most practical, if the most mocked, of the novelty lighting world.

Figurine lamps can be found throughout history, so you can hold onto your Harry Potter themed lamp with pride knowing you’re not the first person to ever buy these novelty lighting choices, and you are far from the last. Representing things like sports teams, animals, popular culture, and even historical figures, these light sources are unique, that’s for sure. A tried and true version of novelty lighting, these fixtures are sure to shed some light on your interests as well as your nightstand.

And these are just the basic types of novelty lights available. With flameless candles, disco balls, book lights, rock salt lamps, and fiber-optic fixtures, to name a few, the possibilities for lighting your home are only limited by your imagination. And, of course, your sense of coordination.

The Latest In Novelty Lighting

New
Book Light, PERFECTDAY 12 LED USB Rechargeable Reading Light with 3-Level Brightness for Eye Protection Night Reading Lamp
2 Reviews
Book Light, PERFECTDAY 12 LED USB Rechargeable Reading Light with 3-Level Brightness for Eye Protection Night Reading Lamp
  • ENERGY EFFICIENT, LONG-LASTING QUALITY: Are you a book reader enthusiast? Then this is the perfect accessories for reading at home or travel especially during night time. The lamp body is made with sturdy abs material with 12 LED eye-friendly light that has 3 brightness mode with a clamp that is easy to clip on any size of books, magazines, articles or reading notes. USB rechargeable with a built-in battery that can last up to 60 hours of use.
  • COMFORTABLE BRIGHTNESS MODES: Our reading book clip light has 3 brightness modes which you can choose from warm, cool to white light. Dimmable blue light filter that protects kids and adult eyes, enjoy reading your favorite magazine, article, story, notes or just doing any computer task for school or office work.
  • 360 ADJUSTABLE GOOSE-NECK LAMP: Flexible reading lamp that enables you to adjust up to 360 viewing angle and give full focus while reading books or notes. Great for camping, kid's reading, study, music stand, computer light, tasks & hobbies, also the clamp serves as a bookmark. Never disturbed your partner during bedtime since the lamp is just enough to illuminate the entire book.
  • LIGHTWEIGHT & PORTABLE READING LIGHT: Our clip book reading light can be folded down, lightweight, compact and easy to carry around during transport and fits easily on your pocket, pouch or bag. Functional Reading light can be used as an indoor or outdoor reading light. Luminescence ultra-bright LED lamp, no flicker and lowest power consumption.
  • 📖AWESOME GIFT &PERFECTDAYZERO RISK PURCHASED: Looking for a thoughtful gift for your friends, family, and love once? For birthday, holiday, anniversary, wedding, valentines and other occasions? This is it! 100% satisfied customer is what we looking for! If you are not 100% happy with our product, we don't deserve your money. We give you a hassle-free 30 days money-back guarantee on every purchase you make from us!

Novelty Lighting Video

Here is a YouTube video discussing various types of novelty lighting:

Related Items

  1. Black Light Fixtures
  2. Book Lights
  3. Disco Ball Lamps
  4. Fiber Optic Lights
  5. Figurine Lamps
  6. Flameless Candles
  7. Indoor String Lights
  8. Lava Lamps
  9. LED Strip Lights
  10. Neon Signs
  11. Paper Lanterns
  12. Rope Lights
  13. Salt Lamps
  14. Tap Lights