I'm not sure if UFOs qualify as retro, but Jason Dietz has crafted a pretty nifty UFO floor lamp that incorporates an Edison incandescent bulb. He writes, "It stands 6 feet tall, with a 24 inch flying saucer on top. The giant plasma ray holds approximately 5 gallons of water. It uses a series of different lights that include CFLs and halogens. The bulb in the flying saucer is an Edison flame bulb, it has quite an awesome effect.
The landing thrusters on the bottom of the ship produce a flaming light affect. It produces bubbles from the bottom of the plasma ray upward so it gives the affect of a tractor beam pulling things up into the ship. It produces a mesmerizing ambient glow in any room. There is a human being pulled up into the ship from the giant plasma ray. look carefully to see him in the giant plasma tube. It looks like it came straight out of a 1950s UFO sci fi movie. For more information email jason.dietz<<at>>yahoo[.]com. Can be made to order."