Lighting archive

  • Glow Flow tap review
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    Glow Flow tap review

    By 26 March 2008

    If you've ever put your hand under a hot tap by mistake, only to be scolded you'll know it hurts. That's the thinking behind the Glow Flow tap, but do you really need one? We get washing our hands to find out. This little gizmo fits onto your mixer tap...

  • Brando launches USB LED light stick
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    Brando launches USB LED light stick

    By 18 March 2008

    Brando's 32-LED light stick is battery-powered, but offers USB hook up to your PC in order to download your message. Up to 85 characters can be stored on the wand, then displayed in the air, as if by magic, as you wave it back and forth. $22, available...

  • Glow flow tap launches from IWOOT
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    Glow flow tap launches from IWOOT

    By 14 March 2008

    This little gizmo fits onto taps and has an internal switch that lights up a set of LEDs when you turn on your tap transforming the stream of water into a waterfall of light. Rather than just as aesthetic effect, there's a temperature sensor within the...

  • USB Neon signs for your desk
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    USB Neon signs for your desk

    By 14 March 2008

    For around a tenner (plus P&P) these smiley and "@" signs are a cheap and cheerful way to jazz up your workspace.

  • Motorlight launches for swanky bachelor pads
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    Motorlight launches for swanky bachelor pads

    By 19 February 2008

    After 2 years of development, Jake Dyson has launched the Motorlight, the world's first variable angle uplight offering a range from 8 to 60 degrees. The Motorlight is available in five different colours – "Red Glow", "Blue Glow", "Black Gloss", "White...

  • amBX lighting effects available with more applications
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    amBX lighting effects available with more applications

    By 19 February 2008

    Philips has announced that amBX FXGen+ lighting effects can now be experienced with Google Earth, iTunes, QuickTime, VLC, Media Player Classic, MediaPortal, Zoom Player and Windows Media Center, through Windows XP or Windows Vista. And, as Windows Media...

  • Philips reports rise in "green" product sales
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    Philips reports rise in "green" product sales

    By 18 February 2008

    Philips has announced that it achieved a 33% increase in sales of "green" products in 2007, as published in the company's 10th annual sustainability report today. The company says that all three Philips sectors – Healthcare, Lighting and Consumer Lifestyle...

  • Brando launches USB oil burner, light, radio and speaker
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    Brando launches USB oil burner, light, radio and speaker

    By 29 January 2008

    The "USB Aroma Radio + Speaker" is the kind of product that only Brando can come up with. It's a USB-powered oil burner that can glow in - count 'em - seven differing LED shades, can tune into AM/FM radio and act as a speaker for your MP3 player. Yours...

  • Light up, light bulb cufflinks
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    Light up, light bulb cufflinks

    By 29 January 2008

    Not only are these cufflinks a teensy, cutesy representation of a light bulb, but they actually do light up at the press of the little button. $29.95.

  • Lightsaber lamps for Star Wars lounges
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    Lightsaber lamps for Star Wars lounges

    By 17 January 2008

    The lighting no Star Wars fan can be without, these lightsaber lamps cost $23 and are available in red and green.

  • Illuminaire unveils ambient lighting for around your flatscreen
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    Illuminaire unveils ambient lighting for around your flatscreen

    By 15 January 2008

    Create mood lighting in your pad and make a big fuss of your swanky flatscreen at the same time with the latest lights from Illuminaire. Illuminaire has launched a new range of ambient lights designed specifically for around your TV and speakers. The...

  • Remote-controlled tea lights
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    Remote-controlled tea lights

    By 20 December 2007

    Want the ambience and atmosphere that candlelight can provide but too techie to go down such an old-fashioned route? Then try these remote-controlled, battery-powered tea lights - all the good bits with none of the bad. And you don't have to move from...

  • LED lighted message board for 21st century homes
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    LED lighted message board for 21st century homes

    By 18 December 2007

    Bringing the chalk board concept into the 21st century is Expert Verdict with this space-age way to leave notes for your co-habitees. Simply write on the screen of this acrylic notice board with one of the two special pens provided, then switch on the...

  • Mario-style USB mushroom lamp at Brando
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    Mario-style USB mushroom lamp at Brando

    By 10 December 2007

    More than just a retro-gaming momento, we think these little lamps should be recognised as future design classics. Cute, colourful, and cheap - get them in all three colours to really make an impact on your desk. $13 each, available now at Brando.

  • Solar light suit for the slopes
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    Solar light suit for the slopes

    By 5 December 2007

    If you want to amaze in Meribel or wow in Whistler, check out the Solar Light Suit. This futuristic ski ensemble is a collaboration between sports fashion house Bogner and Osram - one of the largest lighting manufacturers in the world. Two suits were...

  • Brando offers a USB "Moody" Ball
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    Brando offers a USB "Moody" Ball

    By 5 December 2007

    The USB "Moody" Ball illuminates with five soft colours circularly to give you a sensation of relaxation. With the claim that it brings harmony to your workplace and calms your mind, the $22 price tag has got to be worth it...

  • LED jellyfish mood lamp launches
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    LED jellyfish mood lamp launches

    By 19 November 2007

    Well that's it really. This desktop tank holds three jellyfish which "swim" around. In the top of the tank are 6 LEDs, which let you set the mood by blending from colour to colour or stopping on your fave shade. Perfect for, er, people who like jellyfish....

  • Firebox's cool retro USB lamp
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    Firebox's cool retro USB lamp

    By 8 November 2007

    Simply plug into your PC or laptop's USB port and this old-fashioned lamp will instantly add an aura of softly glowing class to your workspace. As the chaps at Firebox say, add a Noël Coward-esque smoking jackets, a finger or two of brandy and you're...

  • DEK kits transform batteries into designer lighting
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    DEK kits transform batteries into designer lighting

    By 7 November 2007

    These Designer Emulation Kits take the idea of using a battery as a lamp and extend it to take in classic lighting designs. For use with an ordinary 9-volt battery, the kits are meant as "the sincerest homage to some of the greatest modern designers of...

  • Brando offers "USB Charming Light"
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    Brando offers "USB Charming Light"

    By 7 November 2007

    Good old Brando, here's some more USB tat with a bizarre name. We're not convinced that it warrants the "Charming" tag, but it's a USB-powered desk light that auto-changes through three LED colours. $13, if your desk lacks charm at the moment...

  • IXOS XMI608 Disco Cube launched for the festive season
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    IXOS XMI608 Disco Cube launched for the festive season

    By 25 October 2007

    The claim is that this product is being brought back this Christmas due to popular demand from last year, although we can't help but think excess stock must be the real reason. The IXOS XMI608 Disco Cube ("iPod fun for the festive season") fills a room...

  • CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room
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    CitizenM hotels launch gadget packed hotel room

    By 23 October 2007

    Checking into a hotel room in the future could be very different in the future thanks to a new hotel chain and Philips. Opening at Schiphol Airport in early 2008, the first implementation of the citizenM hotels (which stands for citizen mobile) promise...

  • Philips showcases "sense and simplicity" wellness concepts
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    Philips showcases "sense and simplicity" wellness concepts

    By 23 October 2007

    Philips will unveil new design concepts based on the company's "sense and simplicity" brand at the 2007 Philips Simplicity Event at London's Earls Court exhibition centre. At the 3-day event, Philips will showcase its vision of how in 5 years "the clever...

  • Vogel's MoodVision brings LED backlighting to your TV
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    Vogel's MoodVision brings LED backlighting to your TV

    By 26 September 2007

    MoodVision is a universal backlight that fits onto the reverse side of any flat screen television that will give you a Philips Ambilight type effect, but with your existing TV set. The result is "an intense colourful glow that adds depth to your viewing...

  • LED Candles offer blow on/off realism
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    LED Candles offer blow on/off realism

    By 28 August 2007

    These LED Blow On/Off Candles have a waxy coating and offer a natural-looking, flickering light just like normal candles. However - they have a "magic" feature - press the master on/off switch on the bottom and these candles will turn on and off with...