Lighting

This lantern never needs to be charged and can heat your coffee!

NEWS – The UCO Candlelier is a lantern that doesn’t have LED or batteries. It’s old school and uses candles for both light and to heat small containers of liquid like a mini stove. It is made in the USA, features aluminum construction, with a carry handle, and is available in red, yellow, green, and …

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Bio-Orb turns on the lights with the power of bioluminescence

NEWS – Electricity is overrated. Way before electricity was harnessed, nature figured out how to light up via bioluminescence. Bioluminescence (illumination) results from a light-producing chemical reaction called chemiluminescence, a natural defense mechanism of many marine creatures. The folks at IFLScience recently published an offer from stacksocial for the Bio-Orb – a bioluminescence bulb filled …

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Light up your space with HomeKit-enabled MSL610HK Smart LED Floor Lamp from Meross

NEWS – Meross has announced the availability of a HomeKit enabled LED floor lamp, the MSL610HK. Coming in a three-piece modular design, this lamp can be adjusted up to 54.7 inches, or 22 inches for use on a desk, with the included base or clamp. The MSL610HK Smart Floor Lamp features a flexible gooseneck and …

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Govee Glide Wall Lights review – easy, bright, and neat!

REVIEW – I’ve long wanted to add some kind of wall lighting in my basement office (which due to a single tiny window seems to always feel dark). I’ve considered purchasing much more expensive wall lighting solutions but hadn’t pulled the trigger yet so I was excited when Govee sent over their upcoming Govee Glide …

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TONOR TRL-20 Ring Light Kit review

REVIEW – Part of being a writer for the Gadgeteer is also being a photographer.  We have to take all our own pictures of the products that we review.  I don’t know about the other writers, but I am not a professional photographer, so I’m always looking for ways to improve the quality of the …

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Add light and some outer space to your room with this light fixture

NEWS – This semi-flush mount light fixture is perfect for the ceiling of any aficionado of astronomy or sci-fi.  The ceiling canopy of the ELK Astronaut light fixture is black with star and planet designs.  The light fixture itself has three bulbs: one 60W standard bulb behind the glass bottom of the “space ship” to …

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Take your home’s lighting back to the future

NEWS – I have a fascination with Mid-Century architecture and design.  When we moved into our condo in the only Mid-Century high-rise in our area, we started looking for things to enhance our new home that were appropriate to its age.  One of the things we wanted was a Sputnik chandelier, but it took us …

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Forget smart lighting. Add Star Trek phaser-controlled lighting to your home!

NEWS – Remember in The Enemy Within episode from Star Trek TOS when Mr. Sulu and the landing party were stuck on Alfa 177, where the temperatures were dropping to -120°?  They survived by heating stones to glowing, hot heat generators with their phasers as they huddled nearby under their survival blankets.  Well, the Star Trek TOS …

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Set the mood without a flame using the ArcLighter

What do birthday candles, scented candles, candles for binding spells and incense sticks all have in common? They all need something to light them. If you’re anything like me, when it comes time to light a candle, it’s a chore to find a box of matches or a lighter that still works. The ArcLighter is …

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Elgato Avea Flare Portable Mood Light Review

I absolutely love all forms of light, whether it be enjoying natural I absolutely love all forms of light, whether it be enjoying natural sunlight, or lighting in the home. Since I already have the Philips Hue bulb system, I was attracted to the idea of reviewing another Bluetooth controlled lighting system.  Meet Elgato’s Avea …

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LuDela is a smartphone controlled candle. Yes, that’s a thing

We’ve all seen LED bulbs that can be controlled with a mobile app. But LuDela is the first mobile phone controlled wireless smart candle. Yes, it’s a real candle with a real flame and not a LED that just looks like a flame. And yes, you can really control it with a smartphone. LuDela consists …

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