Original Smoking Lamp

Union Square Lamp Co.

Smoking Lamps are a type of water pipe generally used as a filtration device when smoking TOBACCO ONLY. These objects, various forms, have been used by humans for millennia for recreation, medicinal, and spiritual purposes

Dimensions and weight

  • The original:
    • Height: 12 inches
    • Width 5 inches
    • Weight: 1.5lb
  • The mini:
    • Height: 5.5 inches
    • Width: 3 inches
    • Weight: 0.75lb

Wait, isn’t this just a bong?

  • No, the term “bong” comes from the Thai “buang” that refers to a bamboo tube that was sometimes used to fashion water pipes; the term was popularized by returning GIs in the 1970s. Although similar to a Smoking Lamp, there are a few key differences:

  • Smoking Lamps are more durable – the “beaker” shape of most bongs comes from the natural shape that bamboo grows, but it is not the strongest when constructed in glass. Smoking Lamps have an extra thick base so that it is reinforced where it takes the most stress

  • Smoking Lamps are easier to clean – no small chambers that pipe cleaners can’t reach, so mold and smoke residue don’t build up in your lamps and harsh your mellow

  • Smoking Lamps are smoother – water is what is filtering the smoke in the first place, so Smoking Lamps more of it to disperse the chaff and doesn’t turn to sludge after every use


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