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Wicked Lasers LaserCube: An Eyes-on Review

Wicked Lasers LaserCube: An Eyes-on Review
I’ll start out by saying that the Wicked Lasers LaserCube is one of the coolest gadgets I’ve tinkered with in a while. This compact metal box is capable of putting on full color laser light shows in concert with an easy-to-use Windows, Mac, or Android app, and offers capabilities unlike anything I’ve seen in its price class.

Ilumi Smartstrip Lets You Add Mood Lighting Anywhere

Ilumi Smartstrip Lets You Add Mood Lighting Anywhere
If you enjoy products that give you cool lighting options, you’ll want to check out the Illumi Smartstrip. It’s basically a bunch of multi-color LEDs on long ropes that will provide those versatile lighting options you desire.
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How to Turn a Drone into a UFO

How to Turn a Drone into a UFO
UFO researchers are not having an easy time these days. Between photos and videos that are easily doctored, the “truth” has never been harder to find. It makes matters worse when drones can just pretend to be UFOs.

Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality

Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality
The Splyt Light is the bonsai of lighting. You can grow or trim it according to your needs or style. As long as your needs or style can be solved by Y-shaped modules and tiny light bulbs.

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle

LED Bulbs with 3D Printed Skyscraper Shades: Stalaclights & Huddle
One of the advantages of LED bulbs over incandescent ones is that they generate significantly less heat. Product designer David Graas capitalized on that benefit by creating lamps with 3D printed “bulbshades”, which are diffusers that sit directly on the LED bulb.

Philips AmbiLux UHD TV Adds Ambient Light Using Pico Projectors: Ambelievable

Philips AmbiLux UHD TV Adds Ambient Light Using Pico Projectors: Ambelievable
Nowadays you can emulate Philips’ Ambilight technology on different TVs or monitors using third–party or custom alternatives. The old Ambilight tech that is. The company recently unveiled an updated version of Ambilight that uses pico-projectors instead of LEDs.

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars

Ford’s Immersive Cinematic Engineering Tech Makes Virtual Cars Look Like Real Cars
Over the last few decades, computer graphics have become a more and more essential part of industrial design – especially in the automotive industry. The ability to visualize designs digitally has given designers and engineers the freedom to test and refine concepts and functionality prior to expending time and money on physical prototypes.

Millennium Falcon & AT-AT LED Lamps Only Have Light Sides

Millennium Falcon & AT-AT LED Lamps Only Have Light Sides
Thanks to their RGB LEDs, Hand make’s Millennium Falcon and AT-AT lamps can shine in your favorite lightsaber color. Well, probably not the obscure ones like brown or bronze. The lamps’ LEDs shine through the acrylic sheets, illuminating the carved design.

MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face

MotorMood Car Light Lets You Thank Drivers with a Smiley Face
There are times when a honk is not enough. MotorMood is a stick-on rear light for cars. Using its infrared remote control, you can flash it momentarily to reveal a smiley face and acknowledge a fellow motorist’s good deed.

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King

Relio Portable Photography Light: Chroma King
Photographers looking for an affordable and portable lighting solution should check out the Relio. It’s a microUSB-powered LED light with a high color rendering index (CRI) in a very small package. Relio’s outputs over 200lm of light with a CRI rating between 90 to 96.

Baselamp Discreet LED Light: Lamp All the Things

Baselamp Discreet LED Light: Lamp All the Things
Custom lighting maker Luke Kelly came up with a clever way to turn anything that makes light shine through into a decorative lamp. Luke’s Baselamp is a dimmable LED light pointed upwards. Just place a transparent or translucent object over the LED and you have a one-of-a-kind lamp.

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus

Adaptalux Portable Lighting Studio: Opticpus
Product designer Sam Granger has been into photography ever since he was a child. He says he’s disappointed by existing lighting equipment on the market because it’s cumbersome and expensive. So he designed the Adaptalux, a portable, modular and relatively affordable lighting rig for macro and product photography.

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD

Stick-on LED Ambient Light for PCs: AmbiLED HD
This is far from the first Philips Ambilight alternative that we’ve seen, but Flytron set its AmbiLED HD apart by making it much easier to install and adjust. That’s because this ambient lighting system for PCs uses a thin strip of LEDs with a reusable adhesive back.

Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus

Transformers Autobot USB Light: Lampus Minimus
Make light meet your eyes at night with the Transformers Autobot light. It grabs power through USB, so you won’t need to look for Energon cubes. The lamp measures about 8 “x 8″x 3”, is made of plastic with a brushed silver finish, and has non-slip feet to help it stay upright.

Tooshlights LEDs Let You Know if Someone’s Parked in a Restroom Stall

Tooshlights LEDs Let You Know if Someone’s Parked in a Restroom Stall
Many indoor parking areas use lights so you can see if a spot is vacant or taken way before you get there. A company called Tooshlights figured it could install the same system in public restrooms.

CoeLux Indoor Light Looks Exactly Like Daylight: Blue Skies Research

CoeLux Indoor Light Looks Exactly Like Daylight: Blue Skies Research
There are already lamps and bulbs that can somewhat emulate sunlight, but CoeLux is on another level. Assuming it’s the real deal, that is. Founded by University of Insubria associate professor Paolo Di Trapani, the company’s eponymous lighting looks exactly like a sunny blue sky.
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