The new DIODER LED battery-operated lamp from IKEA answers a basic need when it comes to modern living: illuminating storage spaces, particularly drawers and cabinets. Unobtrusive and elegantly designed, the strip of light comes on automatically when you open the drawer and goes off when you close it. Moreover, the LED light source is said to consume up to 85% less energy and lasts 20 times longer than incandescent bulbs.

IKEA developed the project in order to boost the creativity of home users: “DIODER is a series of decorative lighting that you can put, well, anywhere you like and however you like. You can put strips and spotlights with built-in diodes that change color in your bookshelves or around the frames of your pictures and mirrors. Our idea was to make it playful and fun for you to create atmosphere and personality in your home.” Another appealing feature of the new IKEA lamp is its price: for $14.99 (batteries not included), you get a 29 cm LED strip and the possibility of illuminating your favorite storage corner.