Lighting archive

  • Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes
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    Cromatica is the Bluetooth open-source light-speaker centrepiece we want in our homes

    By 10 April 2014

    Cromatica isn’t just a light and speaker combination, it's a beautifully designed software and hardware open-source centrepiece. The half-speaker half-lamp is made by Digital Habits who has a history of creating well-designed audio equipment. This is...

  • Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood
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    Holi Smart Mood Lamp will light up your life and lighten your mood

    By 15 January 2014

    Science says differing lights can affect mood. If science says so then it must be true. With that in mind Holi has released the Smart Mood Lamp which, you guessed it, uses light to affect your mood. Let's hope it works as by the time you plug it in, £180...

  • Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review
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    Philips Disney Friends of Hue StoryLight Starter Kit review

    By 13 December 2013

    The Philips Hue smart bulb range, which enable you to control the lighting system’s brightness and colour output via your smartphone, is starting to expand and explore other possibilities. It’s more than just standard lights, now they even come with...

  • Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review
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    Manfrotto Klyp case for iPhone review

    By 25 November 2013

    We all know that a lot of people use their iPhone for shooting video. The Apple smartphone's camera is one of the best on the market and when you add in the slow-mo feature on the iPhone 5S it's hard to beat from a smartphone. The trouble with all smartphones,...

  • Professional tips for video calls: lighting
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    Professional tips for video calls: lighting

    By 21 January 2013

    Filmmaker James Cronin knows a fair bit about lighting. Hired often as a director of photography but best known for his behind-the-scenes documentaries of Hollywood movies, he has a very good idea of how to set up for a video interview. Pocket-lint wasted...

  • Pac-Man Ghost Lamp review
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    Pac-Man Ghost Lamp review

    By 20 November 2012

    Does a lamp in the shape of a ghost qualify for a Pocket-lint review? Probably not, normally, but what if that ghost were a Pac-Man ghost, and what if the moment we took it out of the box we fell in love with it? Well then, of course it's worth a review,...

  • London to install iPad-controlled street lamps
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    London to install iPad-controlled street lamps

    By 5 November 2012

    Westminster City Council plans to make all 14,000 street lamps in the centre of London "smart" over the next four years. This basically means they will be able to tell engineers armed with iPads when they need servicing or have broken down. The scheme...

  • Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)
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    Philips demonstrates and explains its smartphone-controlled hue LED light bulbs (video)

    By 30 October 2012

    Yesterday, Philips unveiled its new LED lighting technology that can be controlled by smartphone or tablet. Coming in packs of three light bulbs, Philips hue is even capable of changing colour, to thousands of, well, hues. Pocket-lint has been sent a...

  • Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet
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    Philips hue LED bulb illuminates your home via your smartphone or tablet

    By 29 October 2012

    Philips has unveiled a new light bulb that could revolutionise the way in which we illuminate our homes, by enabling you to pick and choose the colour, brightness levels and time they should switch on and off, all through your mobile device. The Philips...

  • How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro
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    How to shoot a portrait photo like a pro

    By 21 September 2012

    At is simplest a portrait is a description of a person, nothing more; but there's an art to taking a portrait photograph that's a combination of many more complex factors. Anyone can pick up a camera these days and take a photo - and that's part of the...

  • MK Electric Astral will sex-up your lighting, gives iPhone control
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    MK Electric Astral will sex-up your lighting, gives iPhone control

    By 19 July 2012

    The MK Electric Astral range of switches will let you automate your home lights, and more, with simple and customisable controls from an iPad or iPhone. MK Electric is a name you'll recognise. You'll have seen its products stuck to walls all over the...

  • Toshiba LED Louvre illumination: Pictures and bright-eyes on
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    Toshiba LED Louvre illumination: Pictures and bright-eyes on

    By 8 December 2011

    Toshiba has switched on the first part of its LED Louvre project, literally lighting up the world famous museum in a ceremony attended by Pocket-lint. The Japanese company showed off the first stage of its renewal of the external lighting at the site...

  • LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre
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    LED art as Toshiba lights up the Louvre

    By 17 November 2011

    Leonardo da Vinci, Antoine Watteau, Johannes Vermeer, Michelangelo and Toshiba - just some of the notable names whose work lights up the Louvre in Paris. Yes, Toshiba - you read that correctly. The Japanese company has just announced that it is literally...

  • Web-connected lightbulbs light up the future
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    Web-connected lightbulbs light up the future

    By 16 May 2011

    You may have read on Pocket-lint last week that Google wants to power your whole house, and everything in it, with its Project Tungsten, aka Android @ Home. And that reality could be a step closer as NXP Semiconductors has announced some web-connected...

  • Toshiba ceases incandescent bulb production
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    Toshiba ceases incandescent bulb production

    By 18 March 2010

    Technology giant Toshiba has announced that it's entirely ceasing production of incandescent lightbulbs - a product that it's been making for more than 120 years. Production of lightbulbs in Japan was started in 1890 by Ichisuke Fujioka, one of the leading...

  • Firebox offers Bedside Booklight
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    Firebox offers Bedside Booklight

    By 4 January 2010

    Ideal illumination for bookworms, the Bedside Booklight new from Firebox not only offers a soft glow perfect to read to, but has a cunning design for a clever purpose. As you'll see from the images the frosted glass lamp is house-shaped which means you...

  • Robolamps revealed
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    Robolamps revealed

    By 17 November 2009

    Croatian artist and self-confessed robot fan, Robert Matysiak, has been working on his Robolamps devices for the last 2 years and is now looking to exhibit the designs to a wider audience. As the name suggests, the Robolamps - measuring from 15cm to 50cm...

  • LightSleeper launches for insomniacs
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    LightSleeper launches for insomniacs

    By 16 November 2009

    A new gadget has launched to help insomniacs get some sleep. "LightSleeper", described as a "bedside electronic sleep aid", offers a tech alternative to counting sheep. LightSleeper projects a light onto the ceiling in a controlled, circular motion with...

  • Firebox offers Alien Abduction Lamp
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    Firebox offers Alien Abduction Lamp

    By 6 November 2009

    Lighting for conspiracy theorists has arrived at Firebox with the launch of the Alien Abduction Lamp. Offering a "high quality perspex beam", along with a "removable bovine abductee" the lamp also boasts "real fake grass". It's on the pricey side of things...

  • Firebox offers Mathmos Fireflow
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    Firebox offers Mathmos Fireflow

    By 12 October 2009

    Fans of retro style will be pleased to see the Mathmos Fireflow, an authentic-looking lava lamp that works on candle power. In chrome-finished cast zinc alloy it's powered by a single tea light that will get the lava moving after about a 20 minutes for...

  • Escape and delete lights launched
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    Escape and delete lights launched

    By 9 October 2009

    Following Gadget4All's launch of lights resembling a keyboard's shift and control keys, more options have been added. Sadly not the tab key we predicted, now also available are escape and delete. At this rate of release, you'll be able to construct a...

  • Gadget4All launches shift and control lights
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    Gadget4All launches shift and control lights

    By 5 October 2009

    More lighting options for geeks has arrived with Gadget4All's launch of its new shift and control lights. The light-up, giant keys are turned on and off with a push and measure 155 x 130 x 77mm. Available in white or yellow, the lights are on sale now...

  • CuteBitz launches illoom balloons
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    CuteBitz launches illoom balloons

    By 1 October 2009

    If you're the type of competitive parent whose kid's next party has to be bigger and better than the last kid's, you might want to note this new product. The illoom balloons, sold in packs of five, are essentially light-up balloons that come complete...

  • Firebox offers Striker Mine torch
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    Firebox offers Striker Mine torch

    By 1 October 2009

    Addressing the age-old problem of how to get a torch to shine in exactly the right spot when you're using both your hands, Firebox is offering the Striker Mine torch. Smaller than a golf ball, the torch's tough ABS body is dotted with 12 magnets, allowing...

  • LEGO lighting launches
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    LEGO lighting launches

    By 4 August 2009

    Still your beating hearts, LEGO fans, here's details of LEGO's new LED lighting range that is sure to appeal to collectors and kids alike. The new products are available in mini-fig sizes right up to a 22.5cm "lantern". As far as the mini-figs go, there's...