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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.