{L}amp up your lighting game with some of the best picks from Lohar Chawl, the most underrated wholesale market for lighting in the city. Do up your pad, office or that potential reading space in that little corner in your room. #WeFoundAwesome in South Mumbai, yet again.

Rope Light

There are two kinds of people in the world – bright light lovers and low-light owls. If you fall in the latter category, this lamp is for you. The rope gives it a grungy, rough-around-the-edges look and the bulb provides the right amount of light needed to space out at night. The market is a great place to haggle. Before we could even start, the shopkeeper mentioned that there’s always a 40 per cent discount on in the market.

Haggle-Shaggle: Original price was INR 4,000 but we got it for INR 2,400.

Cane Bookshelf Lamp

We laid our eyes on this cane lamp-cum-bookshelf and understood the meaning of love at first sight. Lightweight, easy to transport and durable – it made us feel weak in the knees.

Haggle-Shaggle: Original price was INR 5,000 but we got it for INR 4,000.

Floor Lamp

A tripod-style floor lamp, this one’s ideal for those who love the big movie-style lights. Ideal for creating that cosy corner with a bookshelf in tow.

Haggle-Shaggle: Pitched at 13,200, we grabbed it for INR 9,850.

Magnifying Glass Lamp

Interested in reading the fine print of life? Pick up this super cool lamp with a magnifying glass if detailing is your way of life. We’ll pick this up for the innovative design and utility. Another plus? Super light to carry around.

Haggle-Shaggle: INR 500 is what the guy asked for: we got it down to INR 400.

Masonic Love

Take your relationship with mason jars to the next level with this colourful mason jar chandelier. Perfect for adding that pop of colour over your dining table or the staircase leading up to your room.

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Haggle-Shaggle: Our heart skipped a beat {literally} when the sales person said it was for INR 49,750 but we got it down to INR 25,000.

Fairy Lights

Where do we even start with the blessing that fairy lights are for those who like to keep it simple and cheap? But durability is an issue with the ones you find at your local electrical shop. Lohar Chawl has quality fairy and LED lights, not the ones with flimsy wires, but the real deal.

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Haggle-ShaggleINR 100 per metre for fairy lights, INR 50 for LED strips. We didn’t feel like haggling for this one.

Dance Dance

These lights will take you from ‘Let’s go out dancing tonight’ to ‘Let’s stay in and dance’ within seconds. We found awesome in these totally tripped-out dance lights available starting at INR 1,000.

29072016-LoharChawl-AP2Haggle-Shaggle: The guy can come down to INR 900, but we think these lights were a steal regardless.

Bulbception

We found Edison and Christopher Nolan’s love child at this shop. A bulb inside a bulb is pure genius in terms of design {the light fell beautifully} and that quirk factor that it comes with. Available at INR 1,500 per piece, you can mix up different colours and shapes and create something of your own.

29072016-LoharChawl-AP1Haggle Shaggle: The price will come down if you buy in bulk.

#LBBTip: Wear your heart haggling skills on your sleeve before visiting. We also found some shops in between selling amazing kitchen utilities {glass containers, kettles and even chutney holders}.

Photos: Athul Prasad/LBB