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
Twinkle Star 300 LED Window Curtain String Light for Wedding Party Home Garden Bedroom Outdoor Indoor Wall Decorations (Warm White)
3,943 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.
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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
3,089 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. 4
LED Strip Lights, L8star Color Changing Rope Lights 16.4ft SMD 5050 RGB Light Strips with Bluetooth Controller Sync to Music Apply for TV, Bedroom, Party and Home Decoration (16.4ft)
999 Reviews
LED Strip Lights, L8star Color Changing Rope Lights 16.4ft SMD 5050 RGB Light Strips with Bluetooth Controller Sync to Music Apply for TV, Bedroom, Party and Home Decoration (16.4ft)
  • 【Dimmable LED Strips】: This Led Strip Light has 150 5050 SMD RGB Leds in 16.4ft with dimmer and brightness controls. The strip is non-waterproof, which is designed to be used indoor. Using double layer copper on PCB board to keep the mixed colors more even. It can be cut between every 3 leds. 3M self-adhesive tape can be fit on any dry and flat surface. Flexible to install anywhere you want.
  • 【APP-Music and Mic Mode】: Take complete control of your lighting with smartphone "MagicStrip" APP, 16 Million colors are free to choose. Create Romance, Relaxation, Dynamic, Party Ambiance with Music and Mic and sport function, lights color will change with the music beats or your microphone. 5 more light modes you can choose, like Flashing, Breathing, Strobe, Gradient, Cool. Adjust the light brighter or darker. I think this will make your party more awesome.
  • 【Multiple Scenes Available】: L8star LED strip lights can be used for decorating your Dining room, Bed room, Upstairs, Kitchen, Porch, Computer desk, and Living rooms, especially great for Holidays and Events like Christmas, Halloween, Parties, and more. It is a great gift for your family and friends.
  • 【Easy installation】: All in one a kit, comes with an AC adapter, a remote control receiver, a reel of 16.4ft light strip; no need for any other expensive devices; L8star is engineered to provide a simple way to start designing your connected home; Our App is keep upgrading to make it compatible with more smart devices.
  • 【Worry-Free Warranty】: L8star led strip lights include 90 Days 100% Satisfaction Guarantee and a year Warranty. Our friendly customer service is always stand behind our product and reply all email within 24 hours.
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Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV,Pangton Villa USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color 5050 Leds Bias Lighting for HDTV
2,516 Reviews
Led Strip Lights 6.56ft for 40-60in TV,Pangton Villa USB LED TV Backlight Kit with Remote - 16 Color 5050 Leds Bias Lighting for HDTV
  • Light Up Every Side of Your TV - 78.7in / 2m 5050 LED light strip for 40-60 inch tv
  • Perfect mood light and can improve image clarity, relieve eye fatigu. Bring home theater-like enjoyment
  • 24key remote-16 color changing-dimmable 4 modes.Control distance 19.6ft-26.2ft
  • Easy to install-strong double sided adhesive tape installation,We made the mark on the light strip,Just connected it according to the mark
  • Safety: CE ROHS UL GS certification 5V USB powered.3 months free replacement, 1 year warranty
Bestseller No. 6
PANGTON VILLA LED Strip 16.4ft RGB 5050LEDs Color Changing Full Kit with 24key Remote Control and Power Supply Mood Lighting for Home Kitchen Christmas Indoor Decoration
264 Reviews
PANGTON VILLA LED Strip 16.4ft RGB 5050LEDs Color Changing Full Kit with 24key Remote Control and Power Supply Mood Lighting for Home Kitchen Christmas Indoor Decoration
  • Led Strips Lights 5m : High Brightness SMD 5050 Leeds, Thick PCB Strip, 24Key IR Remote 16 Color 4 DIY Modes, Perfect mood lighting
  • Unique MINI controller: The perfect combination of sensor controller and LED Strip, Easy to hide. Say goodbye to traditional big controllers
  • Easy to install: Strong double-sided tape installation (with fixed card clips), super-stick anti-slip, can be cut.
  • Safe to use The working voltage is 12V. Extremely low heat. It is touchable and safe to children.
  • and save money: No radiation, more than 50000 hours lifetime. Any product issue, reply within 24 hours, 3 months full refund
SaleBestseller No. 7
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black
3,732 Reviews
25Ft G40 Globe String Lights with Clear Bulbs,UL listed Backyard Patio Lights,Hanging Indoor/Outdoor String Lights for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Tents Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Letters Party Decor, Black
  • 25 feet long string with 25 clear G40 Bulbs, end to end connectable.
  • Light bulbs have candelabra (E12) socket base, UL listed.
  • 6" lead with male plug, 12" spacing between bulbs, 6" tail with female connector. Total Length 25 Feet
  • Great for Bistro Pergola Deckyard Market Cafe Gazebo Porch Marquee Letters, Weddings, Garden, Tents, Gatherings, Bbq, City Rooftops, Umbrella, Dinner Parties, Birthday Parties
  • We offer 1-Year quality guarantee. Please contact the seller directly if you have any quality problems.For Bulbs replacement, please search B00R25V92Y
Bestseller No. 8
DAYBETTER Led Strip Lights 32.8ft Waterproof Flexible Tape Lights Color Changing 5050 RGB 300 LEDs Light Strips Kit with 44 Keys IR Remote Controller and 12V Power Supply for Home, Bedroom, Kitchen
154 Reviews
DAYBETTER Led Strip Lights 32.8ft Waterproof Flexible Tape Lights Color Changing 5050 RGB 300 LEDs Light Strips Kit with 44 Keys IR Remote Controller and 12V Power Supply for Home, Bedroom, Kitchen
  • STRONG SELF ADHESIVE: Our LED's have a stronger blue 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 AND LINKABLE: The LED's can be easily cut and linked with other strip LED lights, and the light can be cut every 3 LEDs along the cutting marks. So, you can mix and match lengths and sizes of your choosing.
  • WIDELY USE: The remote can dim the lights and offers 44 different colors and modes. The lights are very suitable for living room, kitchen, cabinets, cars, bedrooms, parties, Christmas or weddings.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Every item you purchased from DAYBETTER can enjoy a replacement or full refund within 18 months.
SaleBestseller No. 9
Prextex Christmas 100 Clear White Wire Light Set Christmas Decorations
418 Reviews
Prextex Christmas 100 Clear White Wire Light Set Christmas Decorations
  • Christmas Lights 100 Count Clear String To String Light Set
  • 18" Lead Wire, 3" End Connector.
  • Christmas light Sets of Lights Can Be Connected Together Comes with 2 Flasher Bulbs 2 Extra Bulbs & 2 Replacement Fuse
  • Christmas Lights White wire lights ideal for weddings
  • String lights for indoor/outdoor us
Bestseller No. 10
MINGER LED Strip Light Waterproof 16.4ft RGB SMD 5050 LED Rope Lighting Color Changing Full Kit with 44-keys IR Remote Controller & Power Supply LED Lighting Strips for Home Kitchen Indoor Decoration
986 Reviews
MINGER LED Strip Light Waterproof 16.4ft RGB SMD 5050 LED Rope Lighting Color Changing Full Kit with 44-keys IR Remote Controller & Power Supply LED Lighting Strips for Home Kitchen Indoor Decoration
  • LED Strips: LED strip lighting has 150 RGB 5050 SMD Leds in 16.4ft with dimmer and brightness controls, and with 44 key IR remote controller and 3A 12V power adapter. The strip is Waterproof -IP65, can be used indoor or outdoor decoration.
  • Multi-Color & DIY: LED tape strips lights set will change colors and speed automatically and periodically. It has not only RGB (Red,Green,Blue),16 multicolored options, but also has DIY selection to create your great led mood lighting.
  • Good & Full Material: Using double layer copper on PCB board to keep the mixed colors more even. LED IR remote controller has over charging, short circuit protection and memory function. Power supply makes sure the safety for adults and kids.
  • Easy Installation & Use: Led rope lights can be cut between every 3 leds. 3M self-adhesive tape can be fit on any dry and flat surface.
  • Package Content: 1 x MINGER LED Strips; 1 x 44 key remote controller; 1 x IR control box; 1 x power supply; 1 x user manual; zero-risk purchase, 90 days 100% satisfaction guarantee and our friendly service - 24 hours email customer service response.

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

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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
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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.
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Led Strip Lights 16.4ft 5m Flexible Color Changing RGB Led Light Strip 5050 150leds LED Tape Lights Kit with 44 Keys IR Remote Controller and 12V Power Supply
504 Reviews
Led Strip Lights 16.4ft 5m Flexible Color Changing RGB Led Light Strip 5050 150leds LED Tape Lights Kit with 44 Keys IR Remote Controller and 12V Power Supply
  • STRONG SELF ADHESIVE: Our LED's use 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 AND LINKABLE: The LED's can be easily cut and linked with other strip LED lights, and the light can be cut every 3 LEDs along the cutting marks. So, you can mix and match lengths and sizes of your choosing.
  • WIDELY USE: The remote can dim the lights and offers 44 different colors and modes. The lights are very suitable for living room, kitchen, cabinets, cars, bedrooms, parties, Christmas or weddings.The light strip is non-waterproof, which is designed to be used indoor.
  • SATISFACTION GUARANTEE: Every item you purchased from DAYBETTER can enjoy a replacement or full refund within 18 months.Our customer service reply all email within 24 hours.
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Tap Light, Push Light, STAR-SPANGLED 4 LED Touch Night Lights Battery Powered, Stick-on Anywhere Puck Closet Light with Traceless Adhesive for Cabinet, Stair, Bedroom, Kitchen (Warm White, 5 Pack)
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Tap Light, Push Light, STAR-SPANGLED 4 LED Touch Night Lights Battery Powered, Stick-on Anywhere Puck Closet Light with Traceless Adhesive for Cabinet, Stair, Bedroom, Kitchen (Warm White, 5 Pack)
  • Super bright to light up - 4 x energy-efficient SMD LED provide ultra-bright light with 50 lumens. Our tap led light provides great brightness and comfortable to illuminate dark spaces.
  • Excellent traceless adhesive condition - No leaving traces when moving or dismantle. 2 pcs more traceless adhesive replacement tapes included in the package.
  • Gentle eye-care lighting - Milky anti-glare panel would give off soft light to protect your eyes which create a warm and comfortable environment to children and elders.
  • Battery Powered & Installation - Recommend alkaline battery powered (long last to 50 hrs) for push LED light. Easy install to press a little to the open arrow and twist the housing counter-clockwise to remove the cover.
  • Wide Application - The led push light is portable and convenient. You can press the lens to light any dark space like closet, under cabinet, hallway, stairs, bathroom, bedroom, kitchen, laundry area, nightstand, drawer, home bar, safe box and dorm.

Novelty Lighting Video

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

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