New lampworking techniques led to artistic applications such as contemporary glass marbles. The modern studio glass movement has responded to color.
Borosilicate is commonly used in the glassblowing form of lampworking and the artists create a range of products such as jewelry, kitchenware, sculpture, as well as for artistic glass smoking pipes.
Lighting manufacturers use borosilicate glass in their refractors. Many high-quality flashlights use borosilicate glass for the lens. This increases light transmittance through the lens compared to plastics and lower-quality glass.