LEDs are changing the world, and this Koncept Z-Bar lamp makes it immediately obvious how useful they can be. The $130 lamp packs 66 tiny LEDs into a neat little row, and that rank of electronic marvels can crank out 100 lumens. That doesn't sound like much—it's less than a quarter of the light you'll get from an everyday light bulb—but that's 100 lumens of light pointed in one specific direction, rather than throwing light in every direction as conventional bulbs do.
Sitting on its heavy base or clamped to your desk, it has a hinged stalk that helps you aim this light source in just the right direction, letting you bend and rotate the fixture so it's pointing exactly where you need it. The lamp's tiny LEDs have a surprisingly long life of 40,000 hours until you need even think about changing them. Neat stuff, and certainly worthy of its I.D. Magazine "Best of Category" award.