The makers of the HyperCube infinity light are back with two new conversation pieces. The app-controlled HyperHedra and HyperPyramid are triangular mirrored structures illuminated with hundreds of colorful LEDs inside. Thanks to their angled frames, the 11″ tetrahedron and 15″ pyramid produce even more kaleidoscopic patterns than the cubes.
Not to be confused with the Maglite flashlight brand, Moonside’s MagLight is designed to provide a colorful source of illumination for smartphone photography. The compact RGB light is encircled with bright RGB LEDs and can produce 16 million different colors, controlled by an iOS or Android app. It also works as a MagSafe-compatible wireless power bank.
Kizen’s compact LED lantern is perfect for campsites or anywhere you need a little extra light. It collapses down to about the size of a hockey puck and can run on solar or USB power, and its rechargeable battery can be used as a phone charger in an emergency. It comes in blue or yellow.
How colors work can be quite fascinating – especially when it comes to light and shadow. Instagrammer art.pete.repeat offers a simple yet effective demonstration of how additive colors behave by aiming red, green, and blue flashlights at card stock. Pete posted another video explaining the setup. (Thanks, Rob!)
This teensy lantern from Ledlenser measures less than 4″ tall but produces up to 300 lumens of glare-free lighting. It has a built-in hanging hook, three white light modes, and two red light modes. It comes with a rechargeable battery but can also run on an AA battery. Available in cool or warm white versions.
Govee specializes in RGB LED light kits. Their curtain lights can display patterns on a grid of 520 teardrop-shaped light beads. The Govee mobile app includes more than 80 scene presets, music sync, and the ability to upload animated GIFs. They’re also rated IP65 waterproof so that you can use them outside. Chris Maher’s in-depth review shows them in action.
Thanks to modern technology, low-voltage, electronically-controlled lighting can be integrated into all kinds of things. Immerge Interactive shows off a project they did where they embedded colorful LED illumination into a Fender Telecaster guitar. It works with their software to display patterns in sync with the music.
This portable light can kick out up to 1500 lumens in its brightest mode, providing smooth 360º illumination for your campsite or any place you need to light up. It takes four D-cell batteries and has four brightness modes. Integrated hooks in its top and base provide hanging versatility.
Hobolite’s compact light is designed for shooting video and photos on the go. Its 8-watt, high-CRI LED light source outputs up to 500 lumens. It offers color temperatures from 2700K to 6500K, and its lens adjusts from a 20° spot to a 45° flood beam. The kit includes barndoors, a fresnel lens, a frosted dome, a charging cable, and a power adapter.
The perfect outlet strip for any workbench – this four-foot-long strip from Zesen has 10 wide-spaced outlets, a duo of 3.4 amp USB charging ports, surge suppression, and a pair of bright LED work lights that can be aimed downward towards your work surface. Measures 37.5″ W x 6.69″ H x 2.16″ D.
This bright light from Klarus is ideal for camping, dinner parties, tailgating, and other outdoor activities. It packs four folding light blades that produce a total of 750 lumens. It can hang, be used in tabletop mode, or as a handheld flashlight, and offers multiple color temperatures, SOS, and red flashing light modes.
The clever Lumos squad really use their heads to design smart helmets that protect cyclist noggins. Lumos is now in pre-launch phase for its next two lightweight MIPS innovations — the sleek Ultra Fly and Fly Pro — which promise to boost visibility and protection with the use of attachable Firefly lights.
There are lots of work lights out there, but what makes this one different is its ability to adjust between spot and flood beams. So whether you need a narrow, focused beam or a broad area light, you’re good. It has 125-lumen and 1150-lumen modes, an adjustable kickstand/handle, and a built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery.
Feit Electric’s unique smart light bulb can produce the warm amber glow of an old-fashioned Edison-style filament lamp, or one of millions of colors from its RGB LED strips. Works in any standard E26 base, and can be controlled remotely via Alexa, Google Assistant, or the Feit Electric app. Amazon sells a discounted 4-pack.
Add a splash of light to your campsite, patio, or outdoor dining table with Nitecore’s spherical Bubble lantern. The 3″ light has a built-in strap with magnetic ends to hang over a clothesline, on hooks, or around your wrist. A 100-lumen LED provides a warm white glow and can be powered by three AAA batteries or an external USB-C power pack.
NiteIze’s tiny, hanging lantern is perfect for camping or whenever you need a portable, directional light. It has a built in clip, and its head can swivel to adjust its angle. In addition to white light, it offers red, green, blue, and color-changing “Disc-O” modes. Runs for up to 10 hours per charge.
Never be caught in the dark when hiking or camping with STKR’s 650-lumen Flexit Headlamp Pro. The lightweight, hands-free light offers an adjustable spotlight and 240º wide-angle floodlight, as well as a red “night vision” mode. It’s USB rechargeable and its 18650 li-ion battery can easily be swapped out.
This tiny 2.13″ diameter sphere provides a splash of light wherever you need it. It has both a warm white light and red emergency light, and runs for up to 56 hours on its low setting. It’s IPX7 waterproof so you can float it in water, and has a magnetic back for attaching to metal surfaces.
When camping requires something small that emits lots of light, get lit with Klymit’s Everglow Light Tube. The USB-powered 270-lumen LED light fits in your pocket but inflates to become an 18″, 26″, or 34″ tube with a carabiner loop that attaches to your tent, awning, or car door.
Milwaukee Tools‘ portable, rechargeable light uses ten LEDs to provide a smooth and bright light for your projects. It has 100, 250, and 550 lumen modes, and can pivot 210º to direct light where you need it. It’s got a built in carabiner clip for carrying, and a magnetic base for attaching to car hoods and other metal surfaces.
STKR’s tallest telescoping light is perfect for outdoor adventures like camping, overlanding, and tailgating. It produces a bright, 360º area light from the top of its 10-foot extendable pole, powered by a 14000 mAh battery pack. The light outputs up to 2600 lumens and covers a wide area. Its collapsible tripod has rubber grips and tent stake holes for stability.
This fascinating tabletop showpiece features a miniature replica of our solar system. It uses magnetic levitation tech to float accurate models of each planet in orbit around the sun. The positions of each planet are synchronized in real-time using NASA data, and it’s available with a light-up sun. You can also accelerate the orbital speed for faster action.