I hate daylight savings. Why? Not only does it get dark at what feels like 3pm in the afternoon, but if you want a nice picture before you head out on the town, it’s game over because, well, the golden hour ship sailed hours ago. And let me tell you, your iPhone’s night-vision camera won’t even remotely begin to do that new dress justice like a glowing sunset does. The answer to your woes? TikTok’s famous sunset lamp.
What is a sunset lamp?
Sunset projection lamps have been blowing up all over social media, and it’s not hard to see why. Basically, they’re a specialised light that projects a warm, beautiful glow across your room (whether that’s on the ceiling, walls or anywhere else you fancy having it). It can transform any space into a calming oasis where everything is drenched in the soft sun. They’re similar to galaxy projectors, but instead of staring up at the stars, it feels like you’re floating in the sun.
The lamps initially blew up on TikTok, with videos featuring the product having over 100 million views collectively. Given that we’re heading into La Niña and seeing the sun is getting few and far between, they’re becoming a homewares staple to keep the golden hour glow going a little bit longer.
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Best sunset projection lamps in Australia
Whether you’re looking to create a warm glow or a fiery blaze, there’s a sunset lamp out there for every kind of golden hour fanatic. We’ve rounded up our favourites ranging from surprisingly affordable to undeniably boujie.
Happy basking, friends.
This is the OG sunset lamp you would’ve seen exploding on social media. This lamp is built to last, with a head that can be rotated 180 degrees. This allows you to change the size of the sunset as you cast it onto the wall or ceiling, making it even more atmospheric.
This sunset lamp gives off more of a red colour than a golden glow which is great if you’re looking for an intense colour option. There’s nothing quite like watching a fiery sunset to help you wind down after a long day.
If you’re short on space, it doesn’t mean you have to miss out on the fun. This corner floor light’s linear design keeps it easily tucked away in any room. The best part? It’s Bluetooth-controlled, meaning you can freely adjust its brightness and colour functions from your phone.
I’m someone who likes a lil’ bit of variation, and with this app-controlled Bluetooth lamp, you can set your lamp’s colour to match your mood from the comfort of your bed. You can also rotate it 180 degrees to meet a variety of shooting angles from the bedroom wall and your ceiling.
We had to include a bougie option in the round-up, and this is definitely it. This lamp is a lot taller than the others we’ve suggested, so if you’re happy for it to take pride of place in your room, then it’s definitely worth the investment.
Want to try something a lil’ different? You can get your hands on our favourite galaxy room projectors here, too.