The Cloud Lamp


The cloud lamp showing dramatic lightning


with a large built-in speaker, the thunderous effect of the lamp is palpable

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When not in action, it’s a fun puffy hanging sculpture

So there are lamps shaped like cloud, and then there’s Cloud, an interactive piece so beautiful that it shouldn’t even be called a lamp. It’s pretty remarkable. And at over $3,000, it should be. The thunder mode is so fantastic. As a West-coast transplant, thunderstorms are one of the things I miss most about the Midwest/East coast. I’d leave it on thunder mode most days.

Via the artist’s site: The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system, designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.


‘Cloud’ is an Arduino-controlled, motion-triggered lightning & thunder performance. It is also a music-activated visualizer and suspended speaker unit.