TAG: LED lighting

The Thesis Project Turned Mobile Living Space

The Thesis Project Turned Mobile Living Space

People have long held a love of being able to travel with their homes. Last year, a graduate student in architecture, Hank Butitta, reported that he was growing tired of school projects which were seemingly not useful in the real world of architecture. Evaluating the learning process in architectural application, he wanted to employ a full scale development instead of a project on paper for his thesis. A self-reported hands-on student, his proactive nature led him to an interesting purchase and renovation idea. Wanting to do more than a drawing assignments that would never leave the conceptual board or constructing… read more

Compact, Affordable Bluetooth Smart Bulb Available for Pre-order

Compact, Affordable Bluetooth Smart Bulb Available for Pre-order

If you’ve been yearning to get smarter lighting for your home or office, but have been put off by the relatively high price of smart LED bulbs, now’s your chance to reserve a compact, Bluetooth-enabled smart bulb, controlled by your smartphone, and capable of producing a huge range of colors. The LuMini, which is a smaller and more affordable version of Tabu‘s Lumen TL800 LED smart bulb, which can fit into a standard light bulb socket, and be precisely controlled through an app on your smartphone. This new version is more of a mood lighting and accent lamp than the… read more

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light Fixtures That Make The Room

Light fixtures are an important part of a room, both in a design aspect as well as lighting quality. The following are some lighting designs that blow boring lampshades aside and would wake up any room they are in. From the 1870’s, this historic building houses the office space below. The sophisticated and a bit broody atmosphere is topped off by this striking updated glass chandelier, which helps soften the raw look of the space and the exposed brick. Gorgeous and gothic, this cascading light sculpture was created by glass artist Andy Paiko especially for the room. From Jessica Helgerson… read more

Rechargeable LED Lantern Controlled Via Smartphone

Rechargeable LED Lantern Controlled by Your Smartphone

LED light bulbs are the next wave of the future of lighting, due to their energy-efficiency and range of hues, and if you own one of these new LED light fixtures, you won’t even have to get up off out of the recliner to dim it or turn it on or off. For a smarter way to illuminate your home, a new type of LED lantern offers a variety of lighting settings, controlled via your smartphone. The Vela, from Twisthink, is a Bluetooth-controlled LED lantern that is rechargeable via a plugged-in dock, and that features a range of settings to… read more

Is This the World’s Smartest Light Switch?

World's Smartest Light Switch Offers Gesture Control

The coming “Internet of Things” is already in play at some houses, at least in parts and pieces, through home automation hardware, smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors, and even smart garden sensors. And now, a new piece of the puzzle, smart lighting, is on its way, thanks to Goldee, which is being billed as the “world’s smartest light switch.” The Goldee Light Controller, which can be installed like any standard light switch, is compatible with regular lightbulbs, but in order to take advantage of the device’s “light scenes” and smart features, should be paired up with the new generation of… read more

Kid Powered Renewable Energy

Kid Powered Renewable Energy

Empower Playgrounds Inc., or EPI, has an inventive solution to a problem that affects too many children in rural and undeveloped areas. Not having access to electricity and reliable lighting that is necessary for daily tasks provides an enormous challenge that many of us can’t even begin to understand. Lack of electricity can certainly make daily life a struggle, but imagine children who often have to work, study and perform other tasks without any access to lighting after dark. Unsafe lights, like kerosene lamps, are considered a luxury item for many families, even though they pose a great health and… read more

This LED Bulb Doubles as a Rechargeable Flashlight

This LED Bulb Doubles as a Rechargeable Flashlight

LED bulbs are starting to pop up everywhere, from lighting up our homes and cars to illuminating our way in the form of flashlights, and they’re a natural fit for the eco-friendly lifestyle, because they’re not just bright, but they’re also a low-power option for saving money and energy. Here’s a product that manages to combine an indoor lighting fixture with a handheld gadget, as it features the ability to be screwed into a standard light socket and then removed to use as a handheld flashlight. “Bulb Flashlight is a bright, low-heat LED rechargeable bulb that doubles as a handheld… read more

Forget Boring Streetlamps

Forget Boring Streetlamps

Nepenthes. This word is taken from a potion in Greek mysticism that is said to have made the person who consumes the enchanted beverage to completely forget their worries. This is what designer Dan Corson named his streetlight installations, and they are giving ordinary streetlamps a conscious. The name also comes from a type of carnivorous plant which although striking, it is unusual too. Nepenthes are a tropical variety that are referred to as pitcher plants due to their distinctive shape, which Corson stated inspired the model of the design. They have cups that gather rainwater and collect insects, which are… read more