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LightCam Security Camera Light Bulb

LightCam Security Camera Light Bulb

Adding a security camera is as simple as screwing in a light bulb with LightCam. It’s an LED bulb that has a built-in 1080p camera. You can adjust the bulb’s length and tilt the camera up and down. It also has night vision, and can store a week’s worth of footage.

BioLite SolarHome 620

BioLite SolarHome 620

An affordable and user-friendly solar home solution. Biolite’s SolarHome 620 consists of a 6W solar panel, a plug-and-play control box that has a 20Wh battery, a music player, a light and USB charging ports, and three daisy chained lights with individual switches.

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How to Make Fake Neon Lights

How to Make Fake Neon Lights

Neon lights are incredibly hard to make and require specialized equipment. Thankfully, arts and crafts master Shmoxd came up with a way to effectively imitate that neon glow using polycarbonate tubing and electroluminescent wire.

SnapPower GuideLight 2 Plus

SnapPower GuideLight 2 Plus

SnapPower’s GuideLight is a power outlet cover with a built-in LED nightlight that draws power directly from the outlet. The latest version has a diffuser cover, an on/off switch and brightness settings. It also has a GFCI-compatible variant.

Adaptalux EFX Lighting Arms

Adaptalux EFX Lighting Arms

Adaptalux is working on three specialized lighting arms for its one-of-a-kind portable lighting system. One arm has a UV LED and a UV band pass filter, another arm projects a bright and narrow beam of white light, and the third has a red laser.

Retro VHS Night Lights

Retro VHS Night Lights

Etsy store NancysJars makes LED night lights out of old VHS tapes. You can customize the LEDs and the picture. The latter doesn’t have to be from a movie, but if it is the shop will do its best to use a tape of that movie to make the night light. It’s powered by AAA batteries.

Luminoodle Task

Luminoodle Task

Power Practical’s follow up to the original Luminoodle. The Luminoodle Task has magnetic sliders and oversized loops on both ends, making them more versatile than their predecessor. It’s also water- and dust-resistant and has a variant that can daisy chained.

DIY Electric Paint Lamp Kit

DIY Electric Paint Lamp Kit

Bare Conductive’s Electric Paint Kit comes with an LED light, conductive paint and paper templates. It lets you make a touch-sensitive lamp, a motion-sensitive lamp and a dimmable lamp, no tools or computer needed. You can also use the LEDs in more complex projects.

Orrery Lamp

Orrery Lamp

The Orrery Lamp is a beautiful dimmable light inspired by its namesake. Although it’s not to scale, you can move the Earth and Moon models around the lamp to mimic the celestial bodies’ positions at any point in time. Available as a desk lamp or a floor lamp.

Blow Me Up Inflatable LED Light

Blow Me Up Inflatable LED Light

Part lamp, part art, part air. Ingo Maurer’s Blow Me Up is a packable LED light. It has a lightweight inflatable case, so you can use it in a variety of ways. You can hang it, lean it against the wall, or carry it around.

MESA Portable Light

MESA Portable Light

A waterproof portable light that’s designed to fire light straight down while leaving room for your hands underneath. Its foldable legs automatically snap open when you take it out of its carrying case. It has three brightness settings and lasts up to 50h per charge.

Fiets LED Bike Lights

Fiets LED Bike Lights

Kikkerland’s Fiets are a pair of push button LED lights – one white and one red. You attach them to your bicycle using the silicone straps. But they also come with hook and loop straps so you can wear them or hang them on your bag.

Crane Kinetic Lamp

Crane Kinetic Lamp

Matt Gilbert’s Crane Lamp lets you drastically change its height and shape just by pushing or pulling its body. With its exposed scissor structure, it revels in its mechanical form and encourages you to use it and inspect how it works.

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Komorebi Accent Light Concept

Komorebi Accent Light Concept

Leslie Nooteboom’s Komorebi projects soothing computer-generated light shows. While it can project anything, Leslie intends for Komorebi to display visuals that mimic natural light, such as a silhouette of a window or light bouncing off of a body of water.

Beyond Infinity Table

Beyond Infinity Table

Instructables member bongoboy23 won the DIY site’s Lights Contest 2017 with his programmable infinity mirror coffee table. It has forty individual infinity mirrors and over 960 LEDs. It also has four USB ports, two AC outlets and an inductive pad for charging.

UCO Tent StakeLight

UCO Tent StakeLight

UCO Gear’s brilliant tent stake comes with a waterproof LED light. It runs for up to 10h on a single AAA battery, and also has a strobe mode. You can even take the light out of the stake and use it on its own. It also has a variant that lights up red, green, and blue.

DIY Crystal Tower Light

DIY Crystal Tower Light

DIY Perks made an accent light using RGB LEDs and a Selenite crystal. It sounds like a straightforward build, but he custom made most of the electronics. It does involve a few tricks that will come in handy for other projects, and the result is, in his words, “not bad.”

BioLite SiteLight Mini & XL

BioLite SiteLight Mini & XL

The latest additions to BioLite’s USB-powered packable lights. The Mini comes with four small lights, while the XL is one lantern in a clever collapsible diffuser. Both can be daisy chained with other SiteLights and can be dimmed when connected to one of BioLite’s lanterns.

Loop Table Lamp

Loop Table Lamp

Inspired by an obstacle at a minigolf course, Himmee’s Loop is a table lamp that’s both whimsical and elegant. It has white LEDs that can be adjusted via a touch-sensitive dimmer. Himmee also offers a 6-foot-tall made-to-order version of the lamp.

Switcheroo Outlet Adapter

Switcheroo Outlet Adapter

Invented by Mike Neilson, the Switcheroo is an adapter that wirelessly reroutes switched outlets (outlets that are toggled by light switches). You can make Switcheroos pair one to one, or have one control many Switcheroos at once.

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LightMode S Helmet Kits

LightMode S Helmet Kits

LightMode’s new and improved electroluminescent helmet lighting kit now has a more aerodynamic, water-resistant, detachable and USB-charged control unit. The kit has everything you need to decorate your helmet (and many other objects).

2016 Adaptalux

2016 Adaptalux

The latest version of the one-of-a-kind macro photography and videography lighting system now has a built-in Bluetooth chip that lets you control it via an iOS app. Its battery now lasts up to four times longer than the first version at up to 10h per charge.

URI Acrylic LED Bulbs

URI Acrylic LED Bulbs

Form meets function in the URI LED bulbs. While many LED lamps have flat acrylic diffusers that mimic 3D shapes, URI embraces the shape of the classic light bulb while giving it a modern touch. Available in six designs and two sizes.

Gear Aid LED Lanterns

Gear Aid LED Lanterns

Gear Aid’s new LED lanterns are rechargeable via USB and have a diffuser bag, a hanging hook, a kickstand and a threaded mount so you can aim it in a variety of ways. The larger models also serve as external battery packs.

Sliced Firewood Lamps

Sliced Firewood Lamps

Designer Paul Foeckler’s Split Grain creates these modern, yet organic lighting fixtures by slicing layers of reclaimed wood, hand selected by the artist, then sectioned into layers and floated apart with metal rods to expose the warm ambient LED light source inside.

Splyt Light

Splyt Light

A modular lighting fixture that lets you build branching table lamps or chandeliers. It comes with a base Y-piece with a male socket and three female sockets, and an assortment of small and large Y-pieces with one male socket and two female sockets. Works with E12 bulbs.

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