The defining abilities of Tony Stark's Iron Man armor are the jets situated in the boots and the repulsors situated in the gauntlets. The repulsors originated as a hand attachment, but have since become the armor's most important standard armament. This is what it'd look like as a desk lamp. Continue reading for more pictures of Sergio Oliveira's creation.
Iron Man's repulsors have been referred to as being magnetic, a blast of charged particles, and as a force beam. In the movie series, they are a form of propulsion as hand units, though they can be used as a weapon too. A later variation on this is the Pulse Bolts, bolts of concussive energy that actually gain energy the further they have to travel, up to a limit of roughly three football fields (about 329 meters).