A Tent With Built-In LED Lighting Eliminates Midnight Flashlight Hunts

If you're sleeping out in the woods, and suitably far enough from civilization that you wake up in complete darkness, finding your flashlight to investigate a noise outside your tent can be all but impossible. So tent-maker Big Agnes has announced a new line of temporary abodes featuring LEDs built-in to the… » 7/17/14 5:25pm Thursday 5:25pm

Stuntmen in LED Suits Made This Impossible Parkour Run a Reality

The advent of CGI has allowed us to realize things on-screen we never thought would be possible—from living, breathing dinosaurs, to giant transforming robots. But it's become so over-used that over-the-top practical effects now draw the biggest wows from audiences, like Lexus' use of countless LED-suit clad stuntmen » 7/02/14 12:30am 7/02/14 12:30am

Ikea's New Glowing Stool Lights a Safe LED Fire Under Your Butt

The summer isn't even here yet, but if you're leaving home and heading off to college in September, it's never too early to start planning and stockpiling what you'll need. And since you'll probably be crammed into a tiny dorm room, Ikea's new glowing LED stool does double duty as a lamp and place to sit/pile dirty… » 6/17/14 12:40pm 6/17/14 12:40pm

Flexible LED Studio Lighting That Can Be Rolled Up Like a Blanket

Short of solving world hunger, there doesn't seem to be much LEDs aren't good at. They're a far superior alternative to incandescent and even fluorescent lights, and given they're so small and indestructible, they can be used in incredibly unique lighting products like these flexible, roll-up studio lights. » 5/23/14 12:38pm 5/23/14 12:38pm

LED Lights Are Ruining Laundry Detergent's White-Brightening Trick

LED lighting is great. The right bulb gives the same warm incandescent glow you love from a fraction of the energy. But there's a downside: while LEDs make cities look awesome, the most common type of LED lighting dims the ultraviolet trick laundry detergents use to make white clothes look whiter. The future is… » 4/19/14 6:00pm 4/19/14 6:00pm

LED Holders Upgrade Newspapers With the Latest Headlines

If you've ever read the newspaper in a library or a coffee shop, you've probably used those long wooden holders that help make them slightly easier to wrangle without tearing the pages and impossible to pilfer. But an ad agency in Switzerland found a way to make them even more useful with invisible LED news tickers » 4/18/14 1:40pm 4/18/14 1:40pm

Forget On/Off Switches, These Force Lamps Only Shine Under Pressure

Your average human will buckle under too much pressure, but the more weight you pile on these force-sensing lamps, the brighter they'll shine. Designed and built by Kebei Li, a pressure sensor inside the lamps works like a bathroom scale. But instead of displaying pounds, they cause a ring of LEDs to burn bright… » 4/16/14 10:20am 4/16/14 10:20am

A Clever Lamp Without a Bulb That Still Projects a Classic Silhouette

You can buy light bulbs with every kind of color temperature, brightness, and finish you can imagine these days. So the need for a lamp shade to diffuse, soften, and direct their light is all but unnecessary—unless you yearn for that classic lamp silhouette. In that case, this LED lamp from YOY design is a clever… » 4/15/14 3:20pm 4/15/14 3:20pm

Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible to Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you'll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford's Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware… » 4/09/14 10:40am 4/09/14 10:40am

A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When It Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they're visible. When they die, you're just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it's also got a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer… » 4/07/14 5:00pm 4/07/14 5:00pm

Philips' New Clear LED Bulbs Look Just Like Incandescents

Despite being more energy-efficient and longer lasting, consumers keep finding excuses for wanting to stick with ancient incandescent lightbulbs. But with clear glass and a special LED lens that looks like a traditional filament, Philips' latest LED bulbs might finally convince those afraid of change. » 4/02/14 9:27am 4/02/14 9:27am

A Clampable Lantern That Stays Perched Wherever You Need Light

A headlamp is the ultimate hands-free flashlight when you're going toe-to-toe with mother nature, but you don't necessarily want to wear one 24/7. For those times when you're hanging out at a campsite, or getting ready for bed in your tent, Blackfire's Clamplight Lantern also seems like a great alternative to trying… » 3/25/14 5:40pm 3/25/14 5:40pm

The World's First LED Inspired This Giant LED Lamp

Energy-efficient LEDs have only just started replacing the energy-wasting incandescent bulbs we've been using for decades. But did you know that LEDs date all the way back to 1962? Most people don't, but this modern lamp designed to look like Nick Holonyak Jr.'s original LED design should help educate the masses—or… » 3/20/14 5:50pm 3/20/14 5:50pm

The World's Thinnest LED Is Only 3 Atoms Thick

LEDs have come a long ways. From the early 70s when a bulky LED watch cost thousands of dollars to LG's announcement last month that it had created an OLED TV as thin as a magazine, these glowing little bits of magic have become wonderfully cheap and impossibly small. But guess what: they're about to get much smaller. » 3/10/14 3:20pm 3/10/14 3:20pm