From butt-lifting leggings to tea that tastes like "liquified cake," TikTok has become one of the best places to discover unusual yet amazing products that you never knew you needed. And users on the app can't get enough of one affordable home upgrade — sunset projection lamps.
The light, which projects a golden hour-like effect onto walls, has gone viral. TikTok videos featuring the product have more than 296 million collective views. One user called theirs a "game-changer" while another posted a video saying, "this lamp is the best thing I own." Social media users on Twitter and Instagram also can't get enough of the eye-catching glow.
It's not particularly surprising that people are loving this product. With the continuing cold weather and the notion of being cooped up at home during chilly days, bringing a permanent dose of sunshine into your room seems like just the remedy to help cure any stay-at-home fatigue.
They're affordable, too. Sure, you'll find some that come at a high price tag, like the sleek Halo One which will cost you over $1,000, but there are also plenty of wallet-friendly options that you can find on Etsy, Amazon and other similar retailers. Below, we rounded up five lamps that will brighten your space with their stunning colors and sunset-like effects.
Sunset projection lamps to try
Transform a dark room into a sunny escape with this 4.5-star-rated Amazon option. It comes in colors like sunset red and iridescent blue, so you're bound to find one that matches the aesthetic of your space.
This small lamp is perfect for your little one's bedroom. Just like the beloved galaxy lamps of your childhood, they'll love seeing the magical sunset-like effect on their ceiling or walls.
"This is just one of those products that has simply improved my quality of life," one reviewer wrote about this top-rated lamp. "It calms me down at night and gets me ready of bed or just to chill. It creates soothing, peaceful, vibes which is hard to find in New York City. I love it and will bring it with me where I go. It is the perfect hue of orange and red and I rave about it to everyone that comes over."
This lamp is made with a 180 degree head, so you can rotate it to create different light patterns on your walls. This one feels truly unique, since at the center of the vibrant red-orange projection is a heart.
Give your room a dreamy glow for just $16 with this lamp. It has 16 different kinds of light effects and four modes — flash, strobe, fade or smooth — plus, it comes with a remote control, so you can easily switch between them. At such an affordable price, you'll be tempted to grab one for every room in your house!