Lighting

loftek_ledworklight-1

I am the quintessential handyman...always building, repairing, and/or tearing out something. I started my first home improvement project nearly 25 years ago. Back in the day, there were limited battery operated tools and work typically involved dragging electrical cords everywhere you went. As battery technology improves and becomes much more cost effective, we find it powering devices/tools [...]

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Ever since my granddaughter visited Disney World, she's been asking when I was going to put "Fairy Lights"  in the trees around the house.  I've been able to deflect, usually with the promise of ice cream, but now I can answer her request using the Night Stars light.  Although my initial thoughts were "who needs [...]

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bluetoothbulb-2

The BlueBulb Bluetooth Bulb is a Bluetooth enabled LED light bulb which is currently seeking financial backing through the crowdfunding site FundAnything. They've already met their goal of $20,000 with over 50 days left in the project. Let's see if it's worth your pledges. Note: Images can be clicked to view a larger size. 6W [...]

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Posted in: Bluetooth Gear, Home, Kitchen, iPhone, iPad, iPod, Reviews
mrbeams-readybright-lantern

If you read Bill's recent review of the mrBEAMS ReadyBright Home Power Outage System and thought it was a great idea but you'd like a portable light, too, you might want to check out the ReadyBright Lantern.  (This is an IndieGoGo project currently seeking funding.)  The ReadyBright Lantern is an add-on to the mrBeams system, and [...]

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You've got your popcorn and drinks, you've got your movie lined up, you plonk into your sofa ..... and you've forgotten to turn the lights off. Well the Bluetooth Bulb will save you having to get up off the sofa to remedy this. The bulb uses low-power LED technology and replaces standard bulbs. You download an [...]

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bask-blade-sabertooth

The SaberTooth Ultraportable LED Utility Light from Bask Blade looks like a small fluorescent light bulb, but it's a portable LED light with a rechargeable battery inside.  It has a durable, shatterproof casing, and it's weather resistant.  At 8.3" X 1.2" and weighing 4.8 ounces, it's small enough to fit in a backpack, bag, or [...]

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Posted in: Gear, News, Outdoor Gear

London brand Hulger and designer Sam Wilkinson have designed a CFL bulb named Plumen 001, the world's first designer low energy light bulb.  Plumen is a bulb that finally doesn't need to hide behind a lampshade.   This bulb consumes 80% less energy than incandescent bulbs and life expectancy is eight years.  Plumen 001 can [...]

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flux-app-for-computers

I've read that staring at a bright computer screen or television at night can interfere with sleep patterns.  I often have trouble sleeping, so I was interested to read about f.lux, an application for computers that adjusts the lighting of your computer screen to match the time of day.  F.lux says their application adjusts your [...]

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Posted in: Health, Fitness, Sports, Miscellaneous, News
pirled_back

Got a dark cabinet or kitchen sink counter?  Me too.  Maybe trying to catch a mouse scrounging around at 3AM?   Me too. Wish that you had a light for your scary closet that would work like your refrigerator light and are too much of a total klutz to wire up a real light?  Me too. [...]

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lightsaberusblamp

Is your desk area strong with the Dark Side?  Ward it off with this USB lightsaber lamp.  Sitting patiently in its USB-powered charging base, it emits a soft blue glow.  Remove it at a moment's notice for dueling agents of office evil.  Over 13 inches long including blade and hilt.  $25.99 from ThinkGeek, but a [...]

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Posted in: Computer Gear, News
westek-homefinder-flashing-light

It can be hard to give someone precise directions to find your house.  If you're waiting for medical assistance, you want to be sure the responders don't have to waste time driving around trying to find you.   The Westek HomeFinder flashing light controller simply screws into your outdoor light fixture, and it can flash your [...]

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