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Monster Machines: This Huge Vertical Farm Glows Under Countless LED Suns

Chicago, Illinois, isn’t exactly a major player in US food production anymore, but that could soon change if companies like Green Sense Farms continue to sprout up. With the help of next-gen LED grow lights, the biggest indoor commercial vertical farm in the US can produce masses of produce regardless of the weather outside.


This Smart LED Bulb Will Lull You To Sleep By Mimicking The Sun

Sleep is important. It’s so important that some people are willing to spend lots (and lots) of money so that they snooze better. Those people are likely to love the new Drift light by Saffron. This smart LED bulb is designed to improve sleep by casting warmer light and mimicking sunsets.


LED Tubes Will Make Fluorescents Seem Old-Fashioned

Cree, front-runners in the scramble to replace traditional forms of illumination with greener LED sources, has just announced the release of a new type of tube light designed to tackle one of the biggest energy hogs in the corporate world: fluorescent overhead lights.


Nanoparticle Panels Will Bring Blue Skies Indoors

Skylights are so 1986. Now it doesn’t matter if the weather outside is dark and dreary, or even if it’s midnight, for that matter: Thanks to this LED panel which replicates cloudless skies, you’ll feel like you’re bathed in warm sunshine.


LED Fingernails That Actually Flash When An NFC Signal Is Nearby

Well, here’s an absolutely ridiculous fashion trend. Japan’s Takara Tomy Arts has created a collection of stick-on fake fingernails featuring embedded LEDs and tiny antennas that light up whenever the wireless NFC functionality of a nearby smartphone is being used.


These Dazzling LED Sculptures Are Like Giant Kinetic Lite-Brites

Artist Jim Campbell has made a career out of tinkering with LED arrays. His newest work, a series of glowing, undulating installations, are a playful mix of circuitry, motion, and pure light that will captivate any onlooker.


An LED Lantern Like This Would've Saved Mrs. O'Leary A Lot Of Grief

The farm hands no longer have to double-check to make sure old Mrs. Leary didn’t leave the lantern in the shed again. Because this LED alternative called the M Lamp won’t get hot enough to start any fires, no matter how hard a cow kicks it.


The US Navy's New Underwater Internet

You use Wi-Fi everyday, but have you heard of its cousin, Li-Fi? Devices that use blinking lights to transmit data could provide the wireless Internet of the future.


LIFX Wi-Fi LED Bulb Review: Work In Progress

Let’s face it: LED light bulbs are cool. They’re much more energy efficient than incandescent globes, they have better colour than fluorescents, and they start up nearly instantly. Fancy bulbs like the Philips Hue have red-green-blue LEDs, too, that can change their colour to create impressive and dynamic scenes, with Wi-Fi control. The LIFX is one of those fancy bulbs.


How LED Streetlights Will Change Cinema (And Make Cities Look Awesome)

The announcement last year that Los Angeles would be replacing its high-pressure sodium streetlights — known for their distinctive yellow hue — with new, blue-tinted LEDs might have a profound effect on at least one local industry. All of those LEDs, with their new urban colour scheme, will dramatically change how the city appears on camera, thus giving Los Angeles a brand new look in the age of digital filmmaking. As Dave Kendricken writes for No Film School, “Hollywood will never look the same.”