The Alien Abduction Lamp has landed

Posted by on Oct 2, 2008 in Design, Own work | 149 Comments

Two Alien Abduction Lamp prototypes arrive at Oslo airport

Standing before me on my desk at home is a fully functional prototype of the Alien Abduction Lamp – complete with lights and alien pilots.

As the designer of this lamp, I am not going to begin to describe the feeling of holding a physical version of the lamp that I have been working with renderings and models of for the the last year and a half. 

I suppose that your first reaction is to want to see a picture or a video, but I am afraid that I can not show any images yet. This is after all a prototype, and as with all prototypes, the overall look is somewhat different from what a final product.

Please trust me for now when I say that the lamp looks fantastic! I am convinced that those of you who wanted a lamp after seeing the computer generated images will definitely want to own the real thing.

When will it be available?

I have had a long and productive meeting with the representative from the company in London who is in charge of sourcing this lamp from a highly experienced lamp factory in China. We were both very happy with how the lamps look, and we agreed on a relatively short list of amendments that need to be made before we can say it is finished.

Messages keep ticking in daily from to ask me if this lamp is available yet, so I know there are many people wondering how long it is going to be before we start shipping the lamp. Drew agrees with me that making the product as good as possible is more important than rushing to meet a specific date.

All I can say right now is that the heaviest work is behind us, and that we are rapidly ironing out the last minor issues. We are working to have the lamp ready as soon as possible, but we have not set a final deadline yet. I think you will agree with our priorities and be happy that we are making no compromises once you see the final product.

Limited edition

We are considering a special opportunity for all of you who have followed the lamp faithfully by sending messages at and by posting comments with your email here at You will be the first to know, and we will invite all of you to be the first to get a chance to order a limited edition sample with a certificate that I will personally sign for you as soon as we get the lamp ready.


Kind regards,



  1. Yari
    March 6 2009

    Let me know when these are available…these are great!! Good luck.

  2. John
    March 7 2009

    This is awesome!

  3. Daniel
    March 7 2009

    Greetings earthling!
    Please add me to the list.

  4. ian luthe
    March 9 2009

    hardcore stuff man. gotta love it. :)

  5. Marcial
    March 11 2009

    A signed copy!?
    Yes, please.
    I’ll continue watching this site for Good News!
    Good luck.

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  7. Jo Espen Johansen
    March 15 2009

    Hi, I love the lamp!
    And would be much obliged if I could be on the mailing list.
    All the best and good luck.

  8. Robert Miljkovic
    March 16 2009

    Great Idea! I can’t believe it’s almost ready!! I’ll keep watching.
    A Limited Edition… I’d love one!
    Good luck!

  9. inferno
    March 17 2009

    I would like to buy 2. When will the lamp be available?

  10. Jennifer
    March 19 2009

    can’t wait!! the cow abduction simulation is my favorite. as soon as these are available, everyone I know will be receiving one for xmas…

  11. Henrik
    March 19 2009

    Jeg er med! Strålende!

  12. Liz
    March 25 2009

    Have just seen a write-up in a Melbourne Newspaper – can’t wait for this to arrive in Australia!

  13. keogh
    March 26 2009

    let me know when its ready…..awesome idea!

  14. georgina
    March 30 2009

    beam me up scotty!Ive been wondering where all my cows went- This lamp is destined for greatness (and a special place at my house)tre cool

  15. Eddy
    April 1 2009

    I have my entire apartment decked out with extratterestrial memorabilia! This lamp would set it off for sure!!!! Please let me know when it’s available.

  16. Rene in Michigan
    April 1 2009

    Hey! We’re on the same wave length…I submitted a yard sculpture design for approval in my area, and it was to be a UFO sending down a beam of light,( which would actually light up the ground) with three, really pissed off looking, 3 1/2 foot tall Aliens holding nasty looking space weapons. This sculpture would be 20 ft tall.
    The city said, “no way” could I out that in my front yard…got lots of laughs from the board though!
    I had originally thought about having it on my roof, but, I knew that wouldn’t FLY!
    Still working on it…will scale it down!

  17. Geoff
    April 3 2009

    I’ve been waiting for this product to be made for what seems like years! Hope it’ll become a reality soon!

  18. Elena
    April 16 2009

    Please let me know when this lamp is available! I am longing for it.

  19. David
    April 18 2009

    Can’t wait be following forever.. want to know is there going to be a limit on the first run lamps? I have about 4 friends that I would love to get these for!!
    Nice to see you dream come true!!!

  20. Daniel
    April 23 2009

    Please let me know when these are available. I saw on the web the one with the cow half way up and a more tilted beam.. Is this the one coming out?

  21. Roy Torres
    April 23 2009

    Can’t wait for this to be out! I’m a creative in advertising and this is the raddest lamp ever.

  22. Mike
    April 24 2009

    I’m waiting patiently in line. That is VERY cool.

  23. Eric Nakano
    May 1 2009

    Please add me to your waitlist. This lamp is incredible.

  24. Jukka
    May 7 2009

    This is something I’ve been waiting for a long time… Absolutely fantastic idea and will – without a doubt – be a brilliant product once polished and launched! Have to get one of these… or two perhaps.

  25. vivien
    May 7 2009

    i just want to know… when can i actually get one!!! or may be two!

  26. Darrell Neuman
    May 12 2009

    Please let me know when the alien abduction lamp is available.

  27. tyson
    May 15 2009

    I would love a lamp… I hope we can buy one soon

  28. alex
    May 15 2009

    would be a dream to own one..with the cow!

  29. Björn Börner
    May 16 2009

    Yeah even the german go crazy for this lamp… so i hope it will be possibele to order before octobre so i can get it on my birthday

  30. Lucy
    May 18 2009

    Best lamp ever. A definite buy once available.

  31. Paul
    May 19 2009

    Can’t wait for it to land on our shores!

  32. Kevin
    May 19 2009

    I Love it. I’ll definitely buy one!

  33. Caroline
    May 20 2009

    Fantastic. Would definitely get one!

  34. jessica
    May 20 2009

    agreed with many of the comments above – I WANT THIS LAMP.

  35. melaloo
    May 21 2009

    Me! Me! Me! I’m getting oneeee. Hope you guys hover over Asia…

  36. Kristen
    May 21 2009

    I love this lamp. Please tell me it will be out in time for Christmas!

  37. matt
    May 27 2009

    This lamp is absolutely amazing! Please let me know as soon as it is available!!

  38. Jaboo
    May 27 2009

    would look great on the nightstand.

  39. Justus
    May 27 2009

    It’s my birthday in 4 days. Any chance? Haha. News of impending production would be good enough.

  40. Leigh
    May 27 2009

    This lamp is ace

  41. Patrica
    May 30 2009

    We are living in darkness, because no other lamp will do.

  42. Oztru
    June 3 2009

    We here on Mars are waiting with a copyright infringement notice, so please get a move on. We’re currently in the process of a genetic makeover and consequently won’t get compensation if we look too different!

  43. Steve Madison
    June 11 2009

    Greetings I have been following and waiting for this lamp since I first came across the article almost 2 years ago ( I think ) and I have commented once in a while just to stay in touch. I realy want one of these lamps and I’m not overly concered about the price, particularly if it comes with the signed certificate.

  44. [s]an[/d]er
    June 13 2009

    this is so cool :D

  45. [s]an[/d]er
    June 13 2009

    I want one O:

  46. Kendel
    June 15 2009

    Any recent updates?

  47. dennis daniels
    June 17 2009

    What a cool lamp…..we would love to get one asap. Please let me know when I can get an order in. Thanks again. D

  48. Cathy Gibson
    August 10 2009

    Yes, please let me know when the lamp is available.
    Thank you

  49. Julius
    October 3 2009

    I expect could have one, i´m waiting to have one a lot of time!