My wife has been talking about getting one of those really chinsy plug in the wall night lights for the nursery. Seeing as how I had a number of extra LED strips, a lamp that was already located in the nursery, microcontrollers, and SCR's kicking around I told her I'd make her something better. I strapped an LED strip to the center pole of an IKEA paper lamp. Attached the capacitive touch sensor to the pole. Wham-Bam, LED touch sensitive hacked lamp.
I used the same circuit outlined HERE
in a previous instructable, except I used an Attiny 8, and an SCR instead of an SSR.