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You Can Use Philips' First Rechargeable Hue Light Anywhere You Want

Philips’ Hue line of bulbs and other smartphone-controlled lighting accessories have been some of the more popular and successful home automation products of the past few years. They’re easy to setup, easy to customise, and now easy to use anywhere you need thanks to the new Philips Hue Go — which is powered by a rechargeable battery.


These Light-Emitting Fibres Could Make Fabrics That Glow

A team of researchers has developed a new light-emitting fibre than could be woven into fabrics, providing flexible smart fabrics than can illuminate themselves.


Big Hero 6 Baymax Lamp Illuminates With Light, Not Medical Advice

Despite being completely vulnerable to attacks from safety pins, the Baymax robot from last year’s Big Hero 6 was just about the best sidekick a kid could have — mostly because it was skilled at treating skinned knees and other injuries. This LED lamp version of Baymax isn’t quite as talented, but it can ensure a kid who’s afraid of the dark will sleep through the night.


Modern Conveniences Make This Retro Torch New Again

Whether you’re mining for gold deep in the heart of Western Australia, or trying to find your way downstairs to replace a blown fuse, this retro-styled lantern from Barebones will light the way without needing a single drop of kerosene. Because instead of a flame, it uses a three Cree LED bulbs powered by a rechargeable battery.


The First Super Bowl Played Under LEDs Will Use 75% Less Power

It might seem like LED bulbs are only for early-adopters hoping to cut down their monthly Con Ed power bill, but come Sunday, the energy-efficient lighting alternative will take centre stage at one of the greatest spectacles on Earth. This will actually be the first Super Bowl to be entirely lit by LED bulbs.


You Can Remotely Control This LED Camping Lantern With A Smartphone

Is there anything worse than entombing yourself in a warm sleeping bag only to realise you’ll need to face the cold of night again to turn off the lantern in your tent? For those who like their camping on the comfier side, Brunton’s new Lightwave Amp can be controlled remotely using a Bluetooth connection to an app on your smartphone.


Misfit's Bolt Is A Colour-Changing Wireless LED Bulb For Just $50

LED bulbs are not only long-lasting and energy-efficient, with a clever combination of red, green and blue diodes they can also be tinted to almost any colour letting you set the perfect mood in a room. But colour-changing bulbs tend to be expensive, so with its new Bolt, Misfit stripped away unnecessary features to nail a very reasonable $US50 price point.


The World's First Inflatable Torch Never Needs New Batteries

There’s no point in keeping a stash of emergency torches around your home if the batteries inside them just end up getting stolen for TV remotes and the kids’ toys. So the folks who created the original LUCI, a dirt-cheap inflatable solar-powered rechargeable lantern, have tweaked its design for the new Luci EMRG so that it produces a more intense focused beam and can now double as an emergency torch.


This Coat Lets You Signal Your Turn With Flashing LEDs

This is the Visijax wearable, or, to put it another way, a coat. But it’s got a trick quite literally up it’s sleeve, in the form of embedded LEDs that flash when the rider raises his arm to signal a turn.


People Might Actually Care Who You Are Thanks To This DIY LED Nametag

The next time you’re at a conference and forced to wear a humiliating nametag, swap that sharpied sticker for this LED badge you build yourself. The soft glow of its 50 red LEDs is sure to have your fellow attendees actually caring what your name is, what you do, and if you’re willing to make one for them too.


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