Years of the Lamps
In the fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien
, the Years of the Lamps
are one of the three great time-periods of Arda
. They begin shortly after the creation of Arda by the Valar
. Their end is marked by Morgoth's destruction of the Two Lamps
, the great lights that the Valar raised to illuminate Arda. The Years of the Trees
begin after that.