LED Light


Many people use nightlights to avoid having to stumble around in the middle of the night to use the bathroom. However, nightlights remain on throughout the night using up unnecessary electricity and some are a little too bright and may disturb your sleep. And no one enjoys turning on the bathroom light in the middle [...]

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Do you need to add a pop of color to your home or office? The Chromatic: LED Color Spectrum Clock might just do the trick. This clock has 60 LEDs and allows you to select from one of six different animation modes: Pulse - Red hour, minute (which pulses seconds), and second hands RGB - [...]

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This is a fun alternative to candles when you want romantic mood lighting without the fear of fire indoors or the flame blowing out from breezes outdoors. The USB Rechargeable Bottle Light from Suck UK shaped like a cork with a super bright LED that recharges via USB. One hour of charging will provide a [...]

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While it may look like a tiny plastic iceberg, the Notti Smart Light with Notifications serves many functions.  It is an LED lamp that can produce a million colors, and it can serve as an accent light for your room.  It can put on a light show for you, alert you to messages, and wake [...]

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The German designed SOI bag light is a great idea for people who carry large gear bags, backpacks or tote bags. It's a 3 x 1 inch disc shaped LED flashlight that you keep in your bag. When you stick your hand in the bag to retrieve an item, special proximity sensors can tell when [...]

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When you're hiking or camping, you don't want to have to carry any extra gear, so it's nice when something can serve double duty.  The Sun King Pro can serve as a standing lamp, a hanging lamp, a hand-held light, and as an emergency battery for your phone.  The Pro can be charged using a [...]

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Having spent my early adult years in the law enforcement field, I have a fondness for gadgets that are designed to help law enforcement and first responders. I am especially impressed if that device can be carried over to military and civilian applications. That is why I was excited to get the chance to review [...]

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Home Depot is offering a 2-pack of Philips 60W-equivalent Soft White A19 LED Light Bulbs for $4.97.  These bulbs use 8.5W and produce 800 lumens of 2700K light.  Philips says they use 85% less energy compared to a standard incandescent 60-Watt light bulb and cost about $1.02/year to use (assuming 3 hours of use/day at [...]

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The USB Touchlight is a small pendant light that is powered by any USB power source, even a battery pack.  Turn the light on/off and toggle it through three lighting levels by pressing on the patent-pending lens.  You can hang it anywhere and use it indoors or outdoors.  The light is 114-132 lumens at 350 mA, [...]

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Sleep is very important to health.  If you don't get sufficient sleep, you'll find yourself unable to deal easily with everyday life, because lack of sleep can negatively impact your emotional state and your mental acuity.  With long-term sleep disruption, you'll also increase your chances of developing life-threatening illness, like diabetes, heart attack, and stroke. [...]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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