Posts Tagged 'lighting'

Atomic Clear Tube Lighting: Turn Your Pad into Your Steampunk HQ

There are plenty of different kinds of lights to illuminate your home or office with, but I’ve never seen anything quite as interesting as these lights. They almost look like neon tubes, but the designers say that they can be used to light up ceilings, walls, floors, and just about anything else.

atomic clear tube lighting steampunk

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Audi Intelligent OLED Lighting Display: Just Imagine the Repair Costs

Audi makes some pretty sleek cars, and their designs are often cutting edge, especially when you check out their new ideas about lighting technology. I’ll admit that most cars that I’ve had needed better lighting, especially when you’re driving along dark country roads, far away from the freeway.

Audi is thinking about doing away with traditional taillights and replacing them with form-fitting OLED lights instead.

audi oled technology swarm

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Pulsing Light Bar iPod/iPhone Sound System: Disco, Disco Dock

From time to time, you come across some strange combinations in tech. While not all of them are good, I can see how this one might work in some instances. If you use your iPod/iPhone as your primary music player, and you need some lighting effects for your next in-home rave, check out the Music Dock with Pulsing Light Bar from Sharper Image.

music dock ipod iphone light strobe sharper image 01

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Strange LED Lights: Form Over Function

110111_rg_StrangeLEDLights_00.jpgOne of the most gripping things about LED lights is that the technology allows designers to explore shapes well beyond the traditional lamp. While not all are utilitarian, we like the whimsical and dreamlike explorations LED lighting has opened, especially as secondary mood lighting. Here are some of the more unique recent lights we’ve spotted…

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Wall Shelf & Table Lamps Make Versatile Lighting

If you’re on a budget and trying to make the best of what you’ve got available, then it’s time to get creative, especially with lighting, as you can spend a pretty penny on suitable lights for a new place. This hack uses a number of table lamps situated high up on a glass wall shelf to generate enough light to illuminate a room.

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Reduce Eyestrain With a DIY Computer Screen Ambilight

083111_rg_DIYAmbilight_01.jpgPhilips Ambilight has always been the holy grail of ambient lighting for the home theater. Ambilight illuminates the back of your HDTV, producing an ambient glow to reduce eyestrain. Some of the Lamplight-compatible HDTV sets come with 250 LEDs, which will match the overall color and tone to further reduce visual strain while watching TV in dim or dark rooms. So why not duplicate the same idea for your computer monitor setup?

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The IKEA LACK Hack Projector-Friendly Ceiling Light

080111-ceiling-LED-LACK.jpgHere’s a dilemma plenty of us projector owners face: you want to ceiling mount your projector, but there’s a ceiling mounted lighting fixture in the way. Jerzy Żygłowicz worked around this problem by making his own flat profile ceiling lamp using parts from affordable IKEA LACK side tables and adding a combo halogen and LED lighting fixtures, permitting his LCD projector beam to reach its intended screen destination…

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