Homegirl London finds bright, beautiful and brilliant illuminated light box art examples. If you want to brighten up your living room, study or bedroom these fun light boxes are just perfect. There are plenty around now so all you have to do is find one that sums you up or failing that you can always customize your own. Most of them use cool retro typographic fonts which add to their appeal. I’ve scouted out a few illuminated light box examples to give you some inspiration.
Light My Fire from Oakdene Designs at notonthehighstreet.com (Picture Affiliate Link)
Illuminated Light Box Examples
If you really can’t decide which word or saying sums you up the best, you could always buy one of these light boxes. They come in three different sizes and you get three Perspex messages plus a plain white sheet with each. This is brilliant because you can change the words to suit your mood. The square shape (21cm x 21cm x 10.5cm) comes with the words; Love, Change your Mind and Soul Food. The small rectangle shape (20cm x 10.5cm x 10.5cm) comes with different Perspex sheets saying; Smile, Paradise and Live. The large rectangle shape (30cm x 21cm x 10.5cm) says; Light My Fire, Happynest (as in Happy Nest) and I Have a Dream. These can be wall-mounted or placed on a shelf. The box is made from wood with an LED strip light inside and then the Perspex slides on top – £89-99 from I Love Retro at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 441404.
Various Designs from I Love Retro at notonthehighstreet.com (Picture Affiliate Link)
Anyone in the music business will appreciate this vintage On Air version. The brightness can be controlled with a dimmer switch which is an added extra. You have the option to buy different slides if you want to have the flexibility of changing what your box says. See the Light My Fire picture at the start of this feature as another example. You can hang this on the wall or place it on a shelf. It would look great over a doorway entrance just like you’d see at a recording studio. The wording has been printed onto specialist light box film. The frame is made from recycled black plastic while the back is mixed FSC wood. It uses energy-saving LED lights with a low voltage. The measurements are 23cm high, 23cm wide and 4cm in depth. The image is 19.5cm square. The power cord is 1.8m – £67 (with dimmer switch added and one film, the price might be lower if the sale is still on) from Oakdene Designs at notonthehighstreet.com. Product code: 422534.
On Air from Oakdene Designs at notonthehighstreet.com (Picture Affiliate Link)
Anyone who loves to prance around will go crazy for this Dancing box. This one can be made bespoke so you might want to change Dance to Waltz, Disco or Rave instead depending on your dance moves. If you enter the text when you buy, it can say whatever you want it to. You can also choose the colour of the word(s) and Perspex background. The frame is made from wood and painted matt black. With a low voltage LED bulb, it is economical to switch on. You can opt for an A4 or A3 size – £175-215 from Goodwin & Goodwin at notonthehighstreet.com.
Dancing from Goodwin & Goodwin at notonthehighstreet.com (Picture Affiliate Link)
One for the bedroom or a child’s room is this sign which says Always Kiss Me Goodnight, how sweet. It’s made from an old wine box which is a nice idea. With an acrylic cover, LED lights and the lovely saying, it makes a cute gift. This one works using three AA batteries which is brilliant if you don’t want trailing wires or you want to hang it above a door. The measurements are 20cm high, 36cm wide and 10cm in depth – £36.02 from Project 121 at Etsy UK.
Always Kiss Me Goodnight from Project 121 at Etsy UK (Picture Affiliate Link)
For something more vintage-looking, these hand-painted light signs are very cool. This one says We’re Open which is great for a kitchen. Other versions say Order Here, No Vacancy and Please Wait To Be Seated. The box has been handmade from Tasmanian Oak which has a coating of teak brown stain so that the beautiful grain of the wood is still visible. We’re Open has been hand-painted in red onto a reclaimed acrylic sheet. It has a rustic come industrial vibe which looks quite authentic. The measurements are 7.5cm high, 25.2cm wide and 25.2cm in length. The power cord is 1.2m. It comes with an Australian plug so you’ll need to use an adapter – £118.50 from Bingkai at Etsy UK.
We’re Open from Bingkai at Etsy UK (Picture Affiliate Link)
Choosing the Right Illuminated Light Box
Whether you want to buy one of these boxes for yourself or a friend, you need to come to a decision – size, wording and where you’re going to put it. Size is always important! If you want to make a statement buy something big. Choose the wording which sums you up the most or is suited to where the box will be placed. Alternatively, you go for a box that has interchangeable words and sayings. Think about where your box will be located – shelf, wall, above a door, etc. This will dictate if you need a plug or batteries. Hope you find this information illuminating (ha, ha, sorry I just couldn’t resist).
Where to Your Illuminated Light Box
Here are the links to the lovely light boxes I’ve mentioned in this feature.
Author: Homegirl London. Photographs: I Love Retro, Oakdene Designs, Goodwin and Goodwin, Project 121 and Bingkai. Cover Image: I Love Retro. Thanks: No one assisted with this feature. Disclosure: This feature includes the following affiliate partner links – notonthehighstreet.com and Etsy UK (if you click through from my website and purchase items from the affiliates I will earn a small commission).