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RTG r-pal light 01

My son just entered Cub Scouts not too long ago, and that got me thinking about camping lights... or just any light.  I grew up with bulky steel flashlights that never lasted long, or fidgety gas Coleman lights that some unlucky adult was constantly pumping up.  How does a modern LED lamp, such as the [...]

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athlight

When your workouts include running, walking, biking or other activities in the streets, it's very important that you don't blend into your surroundings. You want to be easily visible to drivers or you might end up as a skid mark on the pavement. In addition to wearing light colored clothing, and adding reflectors on your [...]

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bottlelight-rechargeable-lamp

As a matter of fact, it looks a lot like a wine bottle cork.  Pop the cork end off of the Bottlelight to expose the USB plug that's used to charge the internal battery.  When you need emergency lighting or even some ambient mood lighting without the risk of candle flames, you just twist the [...]

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reliable uberlight 9000C 01

Need a task light for your desk or workspace but want something that runs cool?  The Reliable Überlight 9000C SMD LED Task Light is something you should consider.  Let's shine some light on this one. The Überlight 9000C uses 28 SMD-LEDs (surface mount and light emitting diodes) to produce up to 500 lumens of brilliant white light you can [...]

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thinkgeek-tetris-1

Nearly everyone who's familiar with electronic games has heard of Tetris, and ThinkGeek has capitalized on this to make a nostalgia-inspiring Tetris Stackable LED Desk Lamp. You can customize your lamp into various configurations using the seven interlocking pieces, which are of course, shaped like classic Tetris shapes. The base shape is the four-block straight [...]

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USB_light_01

Sometimes you just need a little bit of light.  This portable USB light from IPEVO is a convenient, not to mention inexpensive, addition to a laptop bag. It comes in two pieces--the LED tube and gooseneck flexible cord.  When assembled, the light is roughly 20". Assembling is just a matter of inserting the plug on the [...]

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battery-powered-led-light-fixture

Just as the title says, you can add a pendant lighting fixture wherever you need one without having to pay an electrician to run wiring to that location.  The Battery Powered LED Pendant Light from Solutions installs with the included bolts.  The shade cover and the ceiling cover are both stainless steel with your choice [...]

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Cuby

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 using [...]

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Flex Lighting

FLEx Lighting has created an illuminated optical film that may eliminate the need for reading lights with e-ink readers (amongst other applications).  The 50 micron film is flexible, edgeless, and invisible when turned off and produces a soft, low uniform light when on using a single low power consuming LED .  It can be implemented either [...]

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lightdims_01

There are probably a good amount of gadgets around the house that have an obnoxiously bright LED--from your alarm clock to DVD player to television.  LightDims are designed to fit over the LED and reduce or eliminate the glare of the light.  LightDims are essentially just stickers.  Yes, a Hello Kitty sticker for 10 cents [...]

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Prepare to surrender 2 to 4 outlets to this beast.

Some of my time at work is spent under desks, behind stacks of network gear, and fishing around for cables in the plenum of an office or data center. A good flashlight is not hard to find, and I have several LED-equipped models, but they all suffer the same flaws. They are rounded, slender, and [...]

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