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 Rear-Facing Bike Camera Reminds Drivers They're Being Recorded

Despite what the classic video game Paperboy taught us, the biggest threat to cyclists isn't dogs, RC cars, or random rolling tires, but the drivers they share the road with. So in addition to ensuring they're definitely seen, the Fly6 bike light includes a constantly recording video camera designed to keep drivers… » 2/13/14 12:20pm 2/13/14 12:20pm

Watch an enchanted forest come to life in a dancing light show

Ooh, lights. Pretty. It's like stepping into an enchanted forest from the future. Romain Tardy and Squeaky Lobster created this installation called The Ark during Proyecta Oaxaca at the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca, Mexico. It's built around the cacti that line the heart of the garden and the installation projects… » 2/08/14 12:55am 2/08/14 12:55am

This Laser Bike Light Is Like a Bat Signal For Cyclists

Cyclists can adorn themselves from head to toe in flashing lights, but it's still possible that pedestrians and drivers won't see them until it's too late. It's a problem the Blaze Laserlight hopes to solve by projecting an early warning signal 16 to 20 feet ahead of a cyclist, so that others on the road will know… » 1/21/14 5:40pm 1/21/14 5:40pm

Position These Lamps To Shine A Light On Corruption, Or Just Anything

Some spaces are awkward. Dark corners or cavernous closets that could really use some light. And tap lights don't always cut it in terms of brightness or aesthetic quality. But Australian designer Flynn Talbot is working on the situation. His aluminum and steel lights, called Latitude, can go anywhere and point in any … » 6/23/13 9:20am 6/23/13 9:20am

A Glowing Pump That Lets Drivers Know You're Doing Roadside Repairs

There's a reason that Topeak's MiniRocket iGlow bike bump won a 2013 Red Dot Design Award: the transparent barrel encases a internal optical fiber that turns a small red LED into a brilliantly-visible glowing safety strip. And at just 67 grams, it adds minimal weight to your bike's frame, so it's easy to always keep on … » 6/21/13 5:31pm 6/21/13 5:31pm

Don't Fear the Dark, Or Loki, With These Badass Avengers Nightlights

If they can defeat Loki's forces, The Avengers shouldn't have much trouble battling your child's fear of the darkness at night. At least not with these slick Avengers-themed LED-powered nightlights designed to look like Captain America's shield, Thor's hammer, and Hulk's fist smashing through a bedroom wall. » 6/06/13 5:42pm 6/06/13 5:42pm

The Sydney Opera House Is an Incredible Screen for Psychedelic Video

As if the Sydney Opera House wasn't already striking to behold, a group of Australian artists called "The Spinifex Group" have made it even wilder. As part of Sydney's "Vivid" festival—which started on Friday—the Opera House will be home to a crazy projected light-show for the next several weeks. And it's awesome. » 5/25/13 11:00am 5/25/13 11:00am