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TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp review

on Wednesday, August 13th, 2014
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

Who doesn’t need a desk lamp? How about an energy efficient LED desk lamp? Often when I think of LED lighting, I think of the sometimes harsh blue tinted lights, but the TaoTronics Elune Dimmable LED Desk Lamp has several light settings so it is time to set my presuppositions aside and give it aRead More…


Energy-efficient LED desk lamp from Satechi brightens your space and charges your devices

on Friday, February 1st, 2013
Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News

The Smart LED Desk Lamp from Satechi is the ultimate in energy-efficient desk lighting.   It uses a bank of LEDs that use only 1/8th the energy used by an incandescent bulb and less than half that of a fluorescent bulb.  A touch panel toggles the lamp through four brightness levels:  study mode (brightest, bluest light),Read More…


Come to the Dark Side. We Have Lamps

on Friday, August 31st, 2012

This LEGO Star Wars Darth Vader Lamp from ThinkGeek sheds some dark light on your desk.  The Darth Vader figure is 7.5″ tall and has poseable arms and legs.  He can even be used off his stand.  The lightsaber has 12 bright, red LEDs and is powered by 3 AAA batteries (or optional USB power). Read More…


Energizer Edge Small Accent Light Review

on Thursday, July 26th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, Reviews

I live in an old house – so old that all the rooms have overhead fixtures, even the living room.  Sometimes the overhead light is a bit too harsh, and I’d like something a bit more atmospheric.  I have some lamps sitting around, but they’ve usually been chosen to provide task lighting and can beRead More…


Energizer Edge Accent Lights Add Ambience to Your Home

on Tuesday, June 19th, 2012
Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News

Energizer, perhaps best known for their batteries, is offering a new line of household lighting products.  The Energizer Edge Small Accent Light has touch controls at the base of all four panels that “allow you to dim or brighten the light to customize the mood and ambiance of any room in your home.”  Twelve LEDsRead More…


Osram Cuby Light – Cute and Cuby

on Saturday, May 12th, 2012

The Cuby Light from Osram is a cube shaped LED light producing 20 Lumens and due to its flexible and bendable clip can be used for such things as a reading lamp or attached to bars or handles for accent lighting.  Made from dirt resistant rubberized silicon the cubes are light and shockproof.  Rather than usingRead More…


Mantis Clip On Task Lamp from Quirky

on Friday, July 8th, 2011
Posted in: Gear, News

This Mantis Clip On Task Lamp from Quirky can provide light where you need it.  The lamp is portable and battery-operated (2 AA batteries), so you can use it where there’s no power outlet or you can take it with you.  It consists of two parts:  the lamp and a removable clip.  The lamp isRead More…


Rotaliana Diva Combines a iPod Dock, Speakers, and Lamp Into a Stylish Package

on Wednesday, October 13th, 2010

You’ve probably seen something similar to this – a desk lamp with a charging dock for iPod/iPhone in the base.  Rotaliana, an Italian company that seems to specialize in lighting, has turned a simple product into art.  The Diva is made from polycarbonate and aluminum.  There’s an aluminum arm, hinged at the top, that opensRead More…