Here's a lamp with a conscience. The Spark Lamp by designer Beverly Ng is a decorative LED lamp that can recharge itself by lying on its head. Which supposes that the solar panels are below and rather oddly placed (I would have placed the panels on the frame and stand for maximum exposure, but since I'm not Beverly, that's moot).
Here's the twist. The lamp is also Wi-Fi-capable and can tap the wireless to access your home's power usage information. When you hit the "on" switch, the lamp will flicker in different colors to signal what your power consumption is at the time, a cool way to constantly stay aware of your energy use. This is still just a spark of an idea, but it's one bright spark in Mother Earth's favor.