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Gecko Wall Sconce Lamps

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Gecko Wall Sconce Lamps

$79.99

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Item #: ED-LI GECK



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The gecko lamp is a fun and whimsical piece that is designed to stand out with its brightly colored fossilized cocoa leaf lampshade.

Why Green

  • Frame is wrapped in abaca twine
  • Fossilized cocoa leaf lampshades
  • Handmade under Fair Trade conditions

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Description

Geckos are known for their specialized toes that allow them to climb smooth and verticle sufaces with ease. The Gecko Wall Sconce light will add delight and whimsy to any room in the house. Our Gecko lamp comes in a variety of inspiring colors to mimic the interesting variations of a real gecko.

Features

The frame is constructed from wrought iron, it’s powder coated in order to ensure the longevity of its color. The Gecko lamp frame is then wrapped in abaca twine, with the feet and the tip of the tail exposed, giving the lamp definite contrast. The abaca plant is fast growing and resembles the banana plant. The species matures in about 18 to 24 months and consists of 12 to 30 stalks from a central root system. Abaca will re-grow from the same root system after being cut. Fossilized cocoa leaf lampshades. Fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period, then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leaf’s skeleton remains. Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained in organic dyes. Once the leaf is stained, it is adhered to a heat resistant backing. The artists cut each leaf to ensure that no leaf will overlap. Finally, we use a strong sealant to ensure the stability and integrity of the shade. 24" tall x 16" wide and extends 12" from wall.

Setup/Care

We recommend against placing your lamp in direct sunlight. If cleaning is required, use a dry cloth or duster. We do not suggest liquid cleaners. These lamps will not require any special maintenance.

Product Usage

Compact fluorescent light bulbs are highly recommended. These bulbs will get nice and bright without the added heat of a standard incandescent bulb. These bulbs also last much longer, in many cases over five years. On average, a 13-watt fluorescent bulb will create the same lumens of light as a standard 60-watt light bulb and a 26-watt fluorescent light bulb will have the same light output as a 100-watt incandescent bulb.

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Expert Review

Fossilized cocoa leaf lampshades… Fossilization is the process of drying leaves over a three to four month period and then hand rubbing the chlorophyll of the leaf so only the leaf’s skeleton remains. This is a labor-intensive process and no corrosive chemicals are used. Once the chlorophyll is removed, the leaf is stained in organic dyes. Since the leaves are natural, each one will absorb dye differently. The resulting effect is a lamp with different hues and shades (sometimes within the same leaf). There are a few cases in which the leaf may have a small tear before it was adhered to the lampshade; due to the low-impact sealant we use, no tear will increase in size nor will any leaf pull from the shade. We would like to point out that only 20 percent of the leaves make it through the entire process for use for our shades. Once the leaf is stained, it is adhered to a heat resistant backing; similar to the backing found on any standard lamp. The artists cut each leaf to ensure that no leaf will overlap. Finally, we use a strong sealant to ensure the stability and integrity of the shade.


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Warranty

1 year warranty against defects in materials and craftsmanship. Depending on damage or defect, we will determine whether an item will be replaced or repaired.

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Gecko Wall Sconce Lamps

$79.99
Shipping Costs*
Item #: ED-LI GECK

  • Real fossilized cocoa leaf shade dyed with organic dyes and applied with non-toxic adhesives. Each panel is bound to the wrought iron frame with a hand stitched renewable abaca rope.
  • Renewable abaca twine is used a wrap around the entire length of the body, creating a natural look.
  • All UL approved electrical components.
  • 4" tall x 16" wide and extends 12" from wall

Availability: In Stock. Ships out within 2 - 3 days
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