This Lamp Opens Like a Blossoming Flower to Cast More Light

Mother Nature has had a lot more time to perfect her designs than we have. And since she hasn’t bothered patenting a single one, we’re free to not only use her creations as inspiration—but to straight up steal them. So if you’re trying to create a pendant light with an adjustable beam, there’s no reason not to just… » 4/10/15 9:26am 4/10/15 9:26am

LA's Street Lights Can Now Be Wirelessly Controlled

Los Angeles recently converted 140,000 of its street lights to energy-efficient LEDs—the largest such upgrade in the world. Now a new partnership with lighting giant Philips will allow the city’s Bureau of Street Lighting to wirelessly manage all those street lamps, similar to the way its Hue system allows you to… » 4/08/15 9:00am 4/08/15 9:00am

You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customize, and now easy to use anywhere you need thanks to the new Philips Hue Go—which is powered by a… » 4/02/15 1:30am 4/02/15 1:30am

Skip the Taxidermy and Put Glowing Star Wars Heads On Your Walls

Continuing the recent decorating trend of glowing stuff smashing through walls we now have three of the most popular Star Wars characters joining the fray. Designed more for kids or gaming rooms these 3D heads are completely self-contained so there's no unsightly power cords to be hidden, and thanks to LEDs inside… » 3/25/15 6:28pm 3/25/15 6:28pm

Light Your Maze of a Bedroom With a Glowing Pac-Man Ghost

The maze that Pac-Man has to navigate in his quest to gobble up all those pellets is nothing compared to the laundry-covered floor that most of us have to tip-toe through on our way to the bathroom in the middle of the night. And while the ghosts in Pac-Man serve as a hindrance, this color-changing pixelated lamp will… » 3/23/15 9:19am 3/23/15 9:19am

Big Hero 6 Baymax Lamp Illuminates With Light, Not Medical Advice

Despite being completely vulnerable to attacks from safety pins, the Baymax robot from last year's Big Hero 6 was just about the best sidekick a kid could have—mostly because it was skilled at treating skinned knees and other injuries. This LED lamp version of Baymax isn't quite as talented, but it can ensure a kid… » 3/11/15 1:47pm 3/11/15 1:47pm

Hanging Scrabble Lights Let You Spell Out Any Glowing Message

Scrabble has been a staple of board game night for decades, and now you can impress your friends with the perfect decor the next time you all get together to challenge each other's vocabulary. These Scrabble lights actually come all blank out of the box, allowing you to use a set of clear stickers to spell out any… » 3/09/15 6:57pm 3/09/15 6:57pm

The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75 Percent Less Power

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take center stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs. » 2/01/15 12:00pm 2/01/15 12:00pm

Modern Conveniences Make This Retro Flashlight New Again

Whether you're mining for gold deep in the heart of Alaska, or trying to find your way downstairs to replace a blown fuse, this retro-styled lantern from Barebones will light the way without needing a single drop of kerosene. Because instead of a flame, it uses a three Cree LED bulbs powered by a rechargeable battery. » 1/30/15 5:00pm 1/30/15 5:00pm

Inverted Skyscrapers Hang Like Glowing Stalactites From Your LED Bulbs

LED bulbs are not only more energy-efficient than the incandescents they're slowly making extinct, they also run cool to the touch. Which means if you're bored by their uninspired shape, you can snap on these wonderful 3D-printed hanging skyscrapers that glow like stalactites, turning your living room into an art-deco… » 1/27/15 5:00pm 1/27/15 5:00pm

You Can Remotely Control This LED Camping Lantern With a Smartphone

Is there anything worse than entombing yourself in a warm sleeping bag only to realize you'll need to face the cold of night again to turn off the lantern in your tent? For those who like their camping on the comfier side, Brunton's new Lightwave Amp can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth connection to an app on… » 1/26/15 7:00pm 1/26/15 7:00pm