The playful corrugated cardboard Scrap Lights from Graypants are created from discarded cardboard boxes. They measure approximately 8" tall and have a diameter ranging from 12-1/2" to 16", depending on the size of the original box. The fixtures take a 40W bulb and are UL-listed. Two types of cords are available: one for hardwiring (in either 4' or 8' lengths) and one that can be plugged into a standard outlet (that comes in a 15' swag-set). Both cords are available in black or white. Scrap light shades are treated with No-Burn Class A fire retardant, which contains no VOCs. Each light is handmade and may vary in size or shape. graypants.com
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