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Lighting

Puzzle Facade

Puzzle Facade

A 3D-printed Rubik’s cube’s moves were made to correspond with lights on the Ars Eelectronica Center using an Arduino processor and Bluetooth modem to relay information to special software and allow passersby to try and solve the puzzle.

DIY Luminous Bulb

DIY Luminous Bulb

Korea’s Hobby:Design posted a guide about making “light bulbs” that don’t need electricity to work. Make a mold from an actual light bulb, then use it to make replica bulbs out of a mixture of silicone and luminous pigment.

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Philips Wake-Up Light

Philips Wake-Up Light
$53  Buy Link Comment

The Philips Wake-up Light is designed to wake you up gently. Its yellow light and alarm sound gradually increase starting from 30 min. before your preset time. You can customize the intensity of the light or use it as a bedside lamp.

Starpath Glow in the Dark Coating

Starpath Glow in the Dark Coating

The Proteq Starpath is a spray-on coating for hard surfaces such as concrete and tarmac. It absorbs UV light during the day and emits a gentle glow at night. A cost-effective and beautiful alternative to conventional lighting.

Tent Finder Lamp

Tent Finder Lamp
$20  Buy Comment

A handy remote-controlled lamp with 23 LEDs. You can switch it on from over 160ft. away. Great for finding your tent or caravan in the dark or in crowded areas. Unless of course everyone else has the same lamp too.

Nokero Solar LED Bulbs

Nokero Solar LED Bulbs
$15-$27  Buy Link Comment

Nokero makes affordable and versatile solar-powered LED bulbs. The bulbs convert solar energy to power its LEDs. The rechargeable AA batteries can also be replaced with standard batteries when needed.

LED Light Cube

LED Light Cube
$350++  Pledge Link Comment

A 300W LED flash and video light with a one of a kind variable flash speed feature – 1/8000 secs to 30 secs – and an internal battery that can last up to 1,000 flashes per charge. You can sync multiple cubes and control them as one.

Cinematic Lightbox

Cinematic Lightbox
~$360  Buy Comment

Made by Australian design company Page Thirty Three, the Cinematic Lightbox is a lighting fixture that looks like a theater banner display. The box is made of plywood and comes with a set of interchangeable letters and symbols.

iblazr External LED Flash

iblazr External LED Flash
$65-$75  Buy Comment

An enhanced LED flash that plugs into the 3.5mm audio port of Android and iOS devices. It has four LEDs and a rechargeable battery that lasts up to 1,000 flashes per charge. It can also be used as a steady light source.

Firefly Pick

Firefly Pick
$49+  Pledge Comment

If you liked the SCLW, check out the Firefly Pick. It lights up whenever it strikes a guitar string or when your hand moves. Pair it with the NeckFX for a synchronized light show. You can watch demo videos of the pick on YouTube.

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

Recycled Bike Part Chandeliers

If you’re near San Antonio, check out Joe O’Connell and Blessing Hancock’s Ballroom Luminoso, a series of six chandeliers made from custom structural steel, LEDs and recycled bicycle parts, installed in a cement underpass.

BlueBulb Bluetooth Bulb

BlueBulb Bluetooth Bulb

The BlueBulb is an LED bulb that you can control from an iOS device. No word on pricing yet, but since it uses Bluetooth instead of connecting over the Internet, it should be more affordable than the Philips Hue or the LIFX.

Mr. Boom & Little Ms. Dynamite

Mr. Boom & Little Ms. Dynamite

Explosive lamps designed by Docstone.  Mister Boom is a light switch shaped like a comically large and old-fashioned detonator, while Little Miss Dynamite is a small dial switch. Both connect to dynamite-shaped “light bombs.”

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Spot

Spot
$45++  Pledge Link Comment

A lighting implement stripped down to its bare essentials, Spot consists only of a 10W LED light source, a diffuser and a handle. But this simple form also lets it be held like a lantern or a flashlight, hung or set on a surface.

LumiLor EL Coating

LumiLor EL Coating

Invented by Andy Zsinko, LumiLor can make practically any surface glow when an electric current is run through it. It’s sprayed on like normal paint and can be made to blink or even react to sound. More videos here.

MuzaMoto Turn Signals

MuzaMoto Turn Signals
$125+  Pledge Comment

Jonathan Ostojic invented this stylish yet practical alternative to motorcycle turn signals. Four 1.5W LEDs provide about 400 Lumens of light and 360 degree visibility. Comes in bar-end and bolt-on variants.

Classified Moto Lamps

Classified Moto Lamps
$229-$429  Buy Comment

Custom bike shop Classified Moto puts some of its surplus parts to good use by turning them into lamps. The parts come from 70s and 80s Japanese motorcycles and still bear dings and dents from use.

Philips Lumiblade Lighting

Philips Lumiblade Lighting

The Lumiblade is a modular diffuse light source that uses OLED panels. It’s bright but very thin and does not get uncomfortably warm, making it easy to integrate into various surfaces. More at Dezeen.

Atomic Lighting Tubes

Atomic Lighting Tubes

Designed by Malgorzata Ratajczak and Sebastian Szlabs of Emandes, Atomic Lighting Tubes are glowing tubes connected to PVC pipes. Its modular nature allows for an infinite number of layouts.

Piccolo LED Lamp

Piccolo LED Lamp
$135-149  Pledge Comment

Designed by Mike Garner, the Piccolo lamp has a minimal look but is packed with features. It has a touch-sensitive switch and it’s dimmable, adjustable and can be powered via outlet or USB.

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M Lamp

M Lamp
$160+  Pledge Comment

Juniper’s M Lamp is as useful as it is beautiful. It’s made from aluminum and steel and has a built-in rechargeable battery, so it’s equally at home outdoors as it is indoors.

LIFX LED Lightbulb

LIFX LED Lightbulb
$69/ea $99/2-pack  Buy Comment

An innovative 40,000 hour LED lightbulb which can be controlled wirelessly via your smartphone, and set to any color you desire. Control one or many lights all from the palm of your hand.

Power-Up Arcade Light Switch

Power-Up Arcade Light Switch
$30  Buy Link Comment

If you thought the Arcade Button light switch wasn’t geeky enough, check out the Power-Up Arcade light switch. The joystick serves as the switch; press the buttons for arcade sound effects.

Pixel Rain

Pixel Rain

The Black Keys’ closing show at the 2012 Osheaga festival was made even more special when it rained light. Hundreds of blinking LEDs floated to the crowd, courtesy of Moment Factory.

Illuminating Coffee Table

Illuminating Coffee Table
~$3,140  Buy Comment

It has two independently controlled lights: one on top and another underneath. It comes with interchangeable filters and you can also order custom graphics. Made of stainless steel and glass.

Brecce Lamps

Brecce Lamps

For his Brecce collection, designer Marco Stefanelli combined sawmill scraps and other waste materials with resin and LEDs to make wonderful organic lamps that are eye-catching yet still subdued.

Taxi Lamps

Taxi Lamps
$1,200  Buy Comment

Guilhem de Castelbajac’s Off Duty No More is a limited edition line of used taxi cab lights re-purposed as interior lamps. If you act quickly you can get them on Fab for nearly half the price.

Andromeda Tactical Lamp

Andromeda Tactical Lamp
$279+  Pledge Comment

Just like the Battle Mug, the Andromeda is inspired by military equipment and also makes use of Picatinny rails. Its legs and panels are affixed to its body via rail mounts for easy adjustment.

LIT LED Concept Bulb

LIT LED Concept Bulb

Designer Elie Ahovi’s lightbulb uses clean, modern LED tech for illumination, but pipes it through a fiber-optic tube to provide the illusion of a classic filament. We sure hope these get produced.

Evil Robot Bespoke Lamps

Evil Robot Bespoke Lamps

Evil Robot Designs has new eye-catching toy-lamp amalgams featuring action figures from famous franchises such as Alien, Transformers, Toy Story, Star Wars, Batman, He-Man and more.

Ions Magnetic LED Lights

Ions Magnetic LED Lights

A concept from the Quirky community, Ions is a miniature LED lamp with a magnetic base and a pivoting hinge, making it easy to install and use in tight spaces or even on other tools.

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