Lighting archive

  • Speed Vest for cyclists shown off
    Sports Fitness

    Speed Vest for cyclists shown off

    By 26 August 2008

    The Speed Vest is described as "experimental clothing designed to create an environment in which bicyclists are respected as equal users of the roadway". However, we agree with the Wired blog that suggests its more the perfect way to show off just how...

  • Novelty neon lights launch
    Gadgets

    Novelty neon lights launch

    By 24 July 2008

    This novelty neon efforts are $35 each and available now to tackify your desk.

  • Dual laser star projector launches
    Gadgets

    Dual laser star projector launches

    By 18 July 2008

    This red and green laser projector will give you ever-changing, colourful lighting effects - promising "millions of stars" for $79.90. Available now.

  • Heart-shaped LED cushion launches
    Gadgets

    Heart-shaped LED cushion launches

    By 7 July 2008

    Surely the best thing about this $24 heart-shaped LED pillow is the off switch?

  • Solar fairy lights launch
    Gadgets

    Solar fairy lights launch

    By 3 July 2008

    Ignoring the apocalyptic looking sky in the pic, we like these solar powered fairy lights from Firebox that charge up during the day and light up at night. A set with 50 LEDs is £24.95 while the string of 100 is £34.95, available now.

  • USB light tube speaker launches
    Audio

    USB light tube speaker launches

    By 3 July 2008

    More gubbins from Brando with this unlikely mix of USB-ery, blue LEDs, tubular design and a speaker. $22, available now.

  • Four-port hub with light launches
    Gadgets

    Four-port hub with light launches

    By 23 June 2008

    Arguably not the prettiest of peripherals, this four-port USB hub with notebook light will no doubt appeal to some. Complete with a clip to attach it to your laptop, the light swivels 180 degrees for keyboard illumination, or can be turned off leaving...

  • "Rainbow in my room" kid's lamp launches
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    "Rainbow in my room" kid's lamp launches

    By 16 June 2008

    This clever battery-operated gadget is perfect for the kid's bedroom as it offers motion-activated rainbow effects. A wave of a hand means rainbow lighting is instantly projected across the walls/ceiling. There's also an automatic timer and different...

  • LED book light launches
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    LED book light launches

    By 16 June 2008

    The "super slim LED page light" from Gadget4All allows users to read in the dark without disturbing bed fellows. Four bright white LEDs reflect the light inside the lens then onto the page, but not, the claim is, your eyes. Offering 40 hours of light...

  • New Yamaha speakers boast built-in light
    Home Cinema

    New Yamaha speakers boast built-in light

    By 12 June 2008

    We're quite taken with these new speakers from Yamaha, the YST001, that have just seen a Far East launch. The speakers offer built-in, remote controlled lighting that appears to offer an Ambilight-ish effect around your TV, or presumably could be used...

  • Brando offers "USB Illuminated LED WaterFall Cloud Fountain"
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    Brando offers "USB Illuminated LED WaterFall Cloud Fountain"

    By 5 June 2008

    ...Which is hopefully the only time you'd be mad enough to spend $24 on such USB nonsense.

  • USB "moody star" hub launches
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    USB "moody star" hub launches

    By 30 May 2008

    The "moody star" hub gives you four USB ports, some pleasing curves and pretty lights all for $12. Don't all rush at once.

  • Brando offers bizarre USB plasma tube lighting
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    Brando offers bizarre USB plasma tube lighting

    By 28 May 2008

    The "USB DJ Plasma Tube" from Brando claims to utilise the very latest in plasma technology. Apparently, when music plays, the plasma light will "dance along" with the rhythm. Available in blue, green and red, the lamps measure 56 x 78 x 214mm and cost...

  • Mathmos Pop Lights launch
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    Mathmos Pop Lights launch

    By 28 May 2008

    From Mathmos, the makers of the iconic lava lamps, comes the Pop Light. Crafted in mouth-blown glass enclosing a chrome metal "bulb" which, thanks to internal LEDs, comes to life when you switch it on. The 16cm high Pop Light is operated by pushing down...

  • Safe Turn indicators launch for cyclists
    Sports Fitness

    Safe Turn indicators launch for cyclists

    By 28 May 2008

    The Safe Turn indicators are worn on a cyclist's wrist and work like car indicators to alert others of imminent manoeuvres. The orange LED lights flash thanks to an internal tilt switch to detect the change in angle so automatically switches on when an...

  • Exelite self illuminating safety strap range launches
    Sports Fitness

    Exelite self illuminating safety strap range launches

    By 20 May 2008

    Safety equipment manufacturer, Exelite has launched its range of self illuminating recreational safety straps. Already widely used in industry, the new devices debut with the claim of greatly enhancing the safety of cyclists and other road users such...

  • Bunny sensor night light launches
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    Bunny sensor night light launches

    By 16 May 2008

    Looking remarkably like a really cruddy version of the Nabaztag, the new "Bunny Sensor Night Light" from Gadget4All has an infrared movement sensor that makes it light up automatically. Yours for $12.50.

  • Outdoor solar light bottle cap launches
    Gadgets

    Outdoor solar light bottle cap launches

    By 15 May 2008

    The LightCap 200 is a clever, weatherproof light that turns your water bottle into a solar powered lantern. The cap fits on any standard water bottle with a 2-inch wide mouth, including those from Nalgene, Camelbak and GSI and claims to be the lightest,...

  • Homer Simspon made into USB lamp
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    Homer Simspon made into USB lamp

    By 25 April 2008

    This USB lamp depicts everyone's favourite dysfunctional dad chillaxing in his arm chair. The perfect was to Simpson-ify your workspace. $20, available now.

  • Novelty train signal lights launch
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    Novelty train signal lights launch

    By 22 April 2008

    Words almost fail us with this latest and slightly bizarre offering from Gadget4All. Perfect for the train spotter in your life the ye olde signal set-up will cost you $20.

  • Lumin Lamps launch
    Gadgets

    Lumin Lamps launch

    By 22 April 2008

    Candles are just so ... analogue, don't you think? If you're looking for a more tech-happy way to light your home and garden then Firebox's new Lumin Lamps could be the answer. Sleek LED mood lamps that provides instant ambient lighting, you simply twist...

  • Glowing dice for your car
    Gadgets

    Glowing dice for your car

    By 11 April 2008

    The "Rainbow Dice Shape Lamp" with seven glowing hues for your motor is a kind of modern take on the old hanging dice, we guess. $19, available now.

  • Car "glitter lamp" launches
    Gadgets

    Car "glitter lamp" launches

    By 9 April 2008

    No, we didn't know we needed one of these either. And we're still not convinced we do. If you do, they're $22 and available now.

  • iHome launches iPod lamps
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    iHome launches iPod lamps

    By 3 April 2008

    Checkolite has announced that it has launched a line of iHome branded iPod connectable lamps that play and charge iPods while illuminating the user's workspace. We did check, and double check, the date on the press release, so we're fairly certain this...

  • USB-powered mini LED desktop light
    Gadgets

    USB-powered mini LED desktop light

    By 28 March 2008

    Is it just us, or does this three-LED mini USB-powered desk light from Brando actually rise above the usual offerings of utter USB tat? If you think so too, it's $17, on sale now.