If you thought the LED flashlight you bought was bright, wait til you get a load of this thing. Matt of DIY Perks recently got their hands on a $500, 500-watt LED module from YUJILEDs, unboxed it, then connected it to a power source to show off just how intense its beam is.
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An absolutely stunning retrofuturist timepiece, featuring four miniature Soviet-era Nixie tubes for its display. The circuitry is housed in a body milled from a block of aluminum, and can activate automatically when you turn your wrist. Includes a wireless wooden charging stand.
10KLumen shows off a super cool build – a slick replica of the headgear that Jay Kay wore in the music video for Automaton. It lights up, changes colors, and even has moving spikes. Learn how you can win one of the helmets on their Facebook page. (Thanks Victor!)
A great writing instrument when you need to write in a darkened location without impacting your night vision. This tactical pen has got a red LED for illumination at the tip, a non-reflective metal barrel, and comes with a pressurized ink cartridge that writes in all conditions.
We’ve got Striker’s awesome LED lights in our garage, and they do a fantastic job. They’re super bright, adjustable, and have a motion sensor built in. We’re giving away one to a lucky reader ($129 value), and everyone gets 20% off with promo code AWESOME at the Striker shop.
A waterproof lantern you can take anywhere thanks to its inflatable design. It squishes down almost flat, and when filled with air, its body diffuses light. A built-in solar panel lets it charge when you don’t have a USB power source around. Available with white or RGB LEDs.
Light up your room with efficient LED bulbs which can set the mood in millions of different colors. The companion smartphone app can control up to 32 bulbs via Bluetooth, and offers scheduling and countdown timer features. Save 44% on a 2-pack in The Awesomer Shop.
The QcK Prism only features colorful RGB LED illumination, and has two different surfaces, cloth on one side for friction, and a smooth-gliding polymer on the other. The 12 LED zones can be programmed to display colors based on in-game events like low health or ammo.
A stunning modern take on the bare lightbulb – the Plumen 003 has a warmly-hued, dimmable LED light source, wrapped in a glass bubble with a faceted gold-toned reflector. The result is beautiful hanging fixture that needs no shade. Available exclusively from MoMA.
This battery-powered lantern provides a bright, directional light source which can be stood up, flipped over, or hung from above. In addition to its quick-charger microUSB port, it can be juiced up via its three solar panels. Offers two brightness modes, plus an SOS flashing mode.
Transform any room into a tranquil spot for relaxation with this bright LED projector, which beams a moving wave of colorful patterns onto your ceiling. It offers 7 color modes, adjustable projection angle, and has a built-in speaker and MP3 player. Requires a USB power source.
Shnatko shows off one of the coolest coffee tables we’ve ever seen. It’s got a matrix of 512 RGB LEDs he’s programmed to display a variety of animations, and proximity sensors which can be used to detect movement and objects, and change the display accordingly.
Brightech’s lamp looks like it belongs in Deckard’s apartment in Blade Runner. It provides a ring of ambient illumination courtesy of an efficient 12-watt LED light source. Offers three brightness settings and stands about 15″ tall by 14″ wide. In silver, white, or black.
Marathon Watch Company’s bedside clock not only displays time, indoor temperature, and humidity, but you can choose from 256 different LED backlight colors to suit your mood or environment. It’s also got a pair of USB charging ports built in, increasing its usefulness.
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