Your smartphone's screen: 500 nits. Your laptop's: 400. Your living room projector bulb: 1700 lumens. Your mini Maglite's: 16. To gadget makers, brightness is a numerical marketing weapon, wielded often and without grace. To us, it's just another spec. No more!
A company called Nextreme Thermal Solutions recently demoed this LED—which shines brighter than the candle whose heat powers it—as first step in what I assume is a move toward bonfire-charged laser weapons. [Tech-On]
It may seem a little stupid, but if you are faced with a power outage, having a candle holder that doubles as a flashlight may prove useful. It can be used as a decoration, so you will never have to scrounge around in closets and cabinets to find it —plus should the 3 AA batteries die, you can just flip it over and…