LED lighting

mocreo-bluetooth-speaker-led-lightbulb-1

I have an iPad mini with Retina display, and I love everything about it except for its wimpy speaker.  I do like that it has an external speaker so I can - in theory - listen to sounds from the mini without having to plug in headphones.  In practice, I can barely hear the thing, [...]

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Posted in: Audio, Video, TV Gear, Bluetooth Gear, News
snappower-snaprays-6

How many of these do you have scattered around your house? Would you like to free up your outlets but still have the functionality of a night light that only turns on when it's dark? Me too, that's why I helped fund the wildly successful SnapRays Kickstarter project earlier this year. I was very excited when my [...]

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sparse-bicycle-lights

Sparse offers bright, theft-resistant lights for your bicycle that will not only make others aware of your presence on the road, but will also illuminate your path as you turn.  The Spacer Light replaces a spacer beneath your stem. The light fits both 1" and 1 1/8" steer tubes; this mounting keeps the light pointing in [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, News
snaprays-guidelight-2

We have a long, dark hallway that has overhead lights, but those are too bright to leave on all night.  There are a couple of outlets along the hall, and I've thought about buying some LED night lights to light up the hall at night.  I've hesitated to do that, because the hall is narrow, [...]

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captain-america-night-light

If you have a kid who's a big fan of Marvel's Captain America, this nightlight is the perfect accessory for his or her room.  The nightlight has an LED bulb and is powered by three AA alkaline batteries.  It's shaped like Captain American's shield, and it comes with a wall decal that makes it look [...]

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Posted in: Kid Gadgets, News
kohler-nightlight

I'll admit that when I first saw this I snickered - potty humor, you know.  But I have to admit the Nightlight toilet seats from Kohler could provide an important function in households with kids or anyone who needs a little extra visual help in a dark bathroom.  I don't like leaving a bathroom light [...]

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belkin-wemo-lights-and-crock-pot

According to Belkin's latest press release, they are introducing new WeMo products at the 2014 CES.  I've been using Belkin WeMo Switches to automate my lamps for months now, and they have worked flawlessly.  I wanted to use some of their WeMo Light Switches to control ceiling lights, but the wiring in my older home [...]

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Posted in: Home, Kitchen, News, Wireless
star-wars-mood-lighting

If your kid needs a night light or perhaps you'd just like an accent light with a touch of the Dark Side, check out the Star Wars Mood Lights.  They look like Darth Vader's or a Storm Trooper's helmet, and they have five LEDs inside to provide enough light to keep the dark at bay. [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News
nanoleaf-led-bulb

We just bought a condo, and we've been buying things we need to get it set up.  One of the things we purchased was a bunch of CFL bulbs for three floor lamps and a couple of new bathroom fixtures.  We paid $100 for those bulbs, but at least I know I'll be saving electricity [...]

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alien-abduction-lamp

I've been looking for lamps recently, and I stumbled across this.  It may not be the statement I want to make in the living room, but it might be perfect for the home office.   With the Alien Abduction Lamp, it looks for all the world as if old Bossie the cow is being abducted [...]

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Posted in: Geek Toys, Home, Kitchen, News
moma-led-lightbulb-and-flashlight

Here's a new one for me.  This low-heat LED lightbulb from the MoMA Store becomes an emergency flashlight when you need one.  It screws into a standard socket, and it produces as much light as a 40W bulb using only 6W of electricity.  The LEDs will produces up to 60,000 hours of light.  When you [...]

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knog blinder 1

Having given up the cigarettes for almost 10 months now  and feeling heaps fitter,  I decided it was time for me to step up my fitness.  What started as walking to the bus stop just outside the house, turned into walking about 2 kilometres to another bus route, which turned into walking the whole 5 [...]

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Posted in: Outdoor Gear, Reviews
starry-light-pendant-lamp

These beautiful Starry Light lamps from Anagraphic look like a traditional half-sphere pendant lamp at first blush.  Closer inspection reveals tiny holes drilled in the powder-coated aluminum shade; when the LED light source is on, pinpoints of light are projected onto your walls.  (The lamp is designed so that light is directed downwards as well.) [...]

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satechi-usb-led-touch-lamp

Just as the title says, you can turn almost any empty bottle into a USB-powered LED table lamp with this kit from Satechi.  The Touch USB LED Lamp allows you to save two ways: by recycling a bottle for the lamp base and by using LED lights that consume only 1.2W of power.  They don't [...]

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Posted in: Gear, Home, Kitchen, News
moleskine-booklight

In addition to their journals, Moleskine makes accessories for readers and writers.  Their Rechargeable Booklight will shed light on the book you're reading or on the journal you're writing in.  It's USB-rechargeable, has two LEDs, and it measures 7" X 1.5".  The Booklight has a soft-touch, matte plastic exterior and a flexible, bendable inner structure that [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News

The title of this article is Cree's slogan for their newly released LED light bulbs.  These bulbs look like the normal incandescent bulbs we're used to seeing, so your light fixtures will look like they have normal bulbs in them.  Cree says their "innovative bulb is illuminated by Cree LED Filament Tower™ Technology and provides [...]

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The LuminAID is an ingenious portable LED light that was designed by architecture graduate students Anna Stork and Andrea Sreshta as a product to assist post-earthquake relief efforts in Haiti.  Simply leave it laying in the sun to charge up the internal battery (rechargeable up to 500 times), inflate the bag, and the LuminAID can provide [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear
samsung-led-light-bulbs

Samsung has introduced three new LED light bulbs that will help you in your efforts to reduce your daily energy consumption.  There are three different styles with different light output available.  Costs vary from about $17 to about $60 per bulb, depending on style.  Each bulb promises to deliver 20X the lifespan of a halogen [...]

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newertech-nugreen-led-lamp-1

We’ve all heard by now that replacing standard incandescent bulbs with compact fluorescent bulbs can save us money in the long run.  They use less energy to produce the same amount of light, and they produce less heat doing it.  Compact fluorescent bulbs can be big and bulky and not fit into every lamp and [...]

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nugreen-led-lamp

The NuGreen LED Desk Lamp from NewerTechnology adds some "green" style to your desk.  The lamp is made from aluminum and has 50 cool-white LEDs that simulate daylight.  The LEDs use only 3.6W of power, and they provide about 45,000 hours of light - 22 times more than a traditional light bulb.  The NuGreen lamp [...]

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