If you really want to stand out at a rave, you dress up in fluorescent colors and then stand under the black lights. But if you want to take your illumination to 11, there’s a new material that could up your visibility even more.
Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to put things in the microwave that don’t belong in there. But that doesn’t stop the curious minds of people like us from wanting to see what happens to other stuff when you jostle around its atoms in the microwave.
If you’ve been following Technabob for a while, you know I’ve always had a soft spot in my heart for Space Invaders, so when I saw that these guys were working on a chess set inspired by the classic arcade game, it put a big grin on my face.
I think we all know today that the CCFL light bulb is a greener alternative to the normal light bulb. The fluorescent bulbs have some bad things about them though. The look weird, they have weird light color, and they are more expensive than incandescent bulbs.
At first glance, this might look like any other minimal modern table lamp, but on closer examination, this unique lighting fixture cuts the cord and can go anywhere you go.
Designed by Rob Slewe of BLOOM, the Battery portable lamp has a built in battery pack that provides enough juice to power a high efficiency 11-watt fluorescent bulb.
Another cool new technology just surfaced during CES week. Casio has just announced a new slimline projector that does away with those nasty mercury based light bulbs and replaces them with a combination of LED, laser and fluorescent illumination.
If run-of-the-mill, every day profanity just isn’t good enough for you–maybe you’re the type who yells KRAF! when you stub a toe–then you just might be the target market for the Super Electrofluorescent Profanity Machine, which will merrily generate random four-letter words for you at the rate of one per second.
Usually when I think about X-rays, it conjures up images of sitting on a table in an ill-fitting hospital gown with a weighty lead apron draped over some part of my body. Fortunately, these X-ray lamps require not so much as a visit to the doctor’s office.
Just because your primary weapon is a lightsaber, young Jedi, doesn’t mean that you have to be an energy hog when you’re fighting back throngs of Stoormtroopers.
This amusing t-shirt from Ruby Red Design envisions an EnergyStar compliant galaxy far, far away.
Designer Ross Lovegrove has created this amazing system of lighting fixtures for Japan’s Yamagiwa. SystemX lighting units can interconnect to create stunning, yet practical lighting sculptures.
SystemX uses a set of “X” shaped primitives that can be joined, then hung from a ceiling to provide both illumination and drama in any space.
These unique lighting fixtures from LEXON feature a soft silicon rubber exterior that conceals a cool fluorescent tube light source.
The Tykho Bulb lamp can run on either battery power (4 x AA) or an AC adapter, and come in several bright colors.