There have been many attempts to create full-color ambient lighting for TV screens. Most of them have technical drawbacks or a high cost. CopGain aims to solve those with a value-priced kit that works with 4K HDMI video, has near-zero latency, and renders colors accurately. The Deluxe model works with screens up to 120″.
Add a splash of ambient light and color to your campsite or backyard with this waterproof string lighting from Nite Ize. It has a light source at one end and a 10-foot-long fiber-optic strand, along with ties for stringing up the light. Its rechargeable battery lasts for up to 6 hours per charge. Comes in blue, white, and lime green.
Colberd makes these tabletop lamps based on 3D models of our solar system’s planets. Each 5″ sphere is 3D printed from PLA plastic with a detailed map of the planet’s surface created from NASA images. They have a 16-color LED light source and include a wooden stand and remote control. USB power cable not included.
A compact and more affordable version of the awesome looking HyperCube led light cube. The 5.5″ USB-powered cube offers 95 pre-programmed light patterns and can react to sound and music. It works with a mobile app to control its animations, and multiple cubes can be synced together.
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.
Stanley’s PSL1000S light provides smooth and bright illumination for your workbench using 45 COB LEDs in an adjustable-angle light bar. It offers two brightness levels, as well as four AC power outlets, two USB charging ports, and storage for small hand tools at its sides.
Add a splash of color any place you have a spare USB port – these tiny RGB LED lights are perfect for ambient light by your computer or even in your car. They offer an auto-on/off photosensor, eight different color settings, color-cycling, and a gradient “breathing” effect mode.
This super-bright bike light is as brilliant as some car headlights, improving nighttime safety. The Focus can blast out up to 5000 lumens on command. A remote trigger mounts on your handlebar so you can operate it without taking your hands off. It offers up to 500 high-beam flashes per charge or 20 hours in beacon mode.
SeeDevil’s balloon-shaped LED lights output smooth, bright, and glare-free area light indoors or out. Its inflatable white shade acts as a light diffuser, and it’s ideal for camping, job sites, outdoor parties, and any other place you need lots of light. It comes in 7800 lumen, 19,500 lumen, 42,000 lumen, and 102,000 lumen models.
These modular lights create interesting and colorful geometric patterns on your walls. Each section has programmable RGB LEDs inside, which can be controlled using a smartphone app and can react to music. They attach using adhesive strips or removable putty and can be positioned in a corner. Sold in packs of 3, 6, 9, 12, or 24.
This tabletop projector transforms any darkened room into the Arctic, with an entrancing light show inspired by the Aurora Borealis. It uses a bright direct-diode laser and specialized glass optics to project abstract patterns in blues, greens, and purples. They also sell a bundle version that includes their star projector.
This unique contemporary ceiling lamp from Italy features a borosilicate glass shade and ribs that help to diffuse and distribute light. Its bright LED light source can change color temperatures using your smartphone or smart home assistant, and it comes with a clear, copper-tinted, or gold-tinted shade.
This compact lamp has a High CRI (90+) light source, a gooseneck for adjustability, and a powerful magnetic base. Its LED bulb has snap-on lenses that let you adjust the beam width between 10º, 25º, and 36º angles. The 3000K color temperature is warm and easy on the eyes. Note: This light requires a metal surface to attach it to.
This unique light can be mounted atop an 8-foot telescoping pole, providing a smooth 360º canopy of light. It outputs 1200 lumens and has a 4000mAh rechargeable battery. Its tripod has spikes for stability and can be adjusted for uneven surfaces. You can also remove the lighting unit and hang it or use it as a regular flashlight.
The x1 bitLighter provides a different kind of light source for photographers and videographers. It’s shaped like a handheld flashlight and outputs a clean, bright light in 3000K to 5000K color temperatures with a 93+ CRI, and up to 2700 lumen output. Its adjustable width beam has no hot spots and won’t flicker. Includes a tripod clamp.
Punching out up to 2,000 lumens, the OMNI 2K will have no trouble lighting up your work area. It can be used hands-free and angled towards your project, hung up by its handles, or attached to metal surfaces via magnets. Its offers multiple brightness levels and a red emergency light with a flashing mode.
Bring the moon indoors with this high-definition print of the lunar surface, encircled by LED lighting. It’s made from titanium magnesium alloy and acrylic and measures 24″ across, and its light can be set to warm and cool color temperatures. Available through 12.30.21 from Touch of Modern. They also sell a 14″ version.
These neat desktop gadgets add a splash of color and light anywhere you have sound. Each one of these LED light bars can respond with colorful light show using a built-in microphone and can be set to different color schemes using a smartphone app. We found a variety of these for sale on Amazon and AliExpress.
Nicholas ‘Nico’ Martin took a MINI Electric and wrapped it in 2000 Twinkly LED smart lights. The festive electric car is touring various locations in the UK this holiday season, bringing cheer and helping to raise awareness and donations for three charitable causes: The MS Trust, Duchenne UK, and the Alzheimer’s Society.
South Carolina’s Moore Than Just a Book makes works of illuminated using layers of laser-cut paper under glass to create a silhouetted depth effect. Our favorite is this scene inspired by the world of Super Mario. It measures 8″h x 10″w and comes with either a black or white frame.
Maker Frank Howarth wanted to make a unique ceiling light to install over his dining table. After playing around with a simpler design, he decided to go with a three-panel design comprising CNC-cut wood slices based on the topography of the lunar surface. They also look like a Joy Division album cover.
Never worry about nighttime visibility on your bike again. Bright Eyes‘ headlight cranks out 1600 lumens on its high setting. Thanks to an external battery pack, it can run from 4 to 16 hours depending on brightness level. It fits all bike handlebars, and comes with a diffuser lens and a free LED taillight.
Add a bit of cyberpunk style to any desktop with these LED lamps from AshelArt. The 15″ tall lamps are made from a stack of acrylic tiles which diffuse color through their edges and can display a variety of colorful lighting and rainbow effects. It’s sound-sensitive too, so it can change colors to the beat of your music.
This unique desk lamp features a flexible aluminum arch embedded with dotless SMD LEDs behind an anti-glare cover for shadow-free task lighting. It comes with two magnetic docking plates, and its arch can be bent to suit your specific needs. Its lights offer an adjustable color range from 2,700K to 6,000K via an RF remote.
If Super Mario Bros. and Tetris did a crossover, it might look something like this tabletop accent light. The set comes with 16 double-sided and stackable light blocks which you can mix and match to create your own custom 8-bit game level. Makes a great gift for any Nintendo fan.