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Fake An Alien Encounter With A Drone Covered In Blinding LED Lights

Video: The hefty, eight-armed Freefly Alta drone is capable of carrying a lot of weight. So in addition to a camera, the folks at YouTube’s rctestflight channel put 1000-watts of LEDs on board, and a smoke machine, unintentionally creating the perfect way to fake an alien encounter or a UFO abduction.

Philips New LED Bulbs Change Colour With The Flip Of A Switch

The Philips Hue system is one of the few smart home solutions that work as well as you need them to, having been around for quite a few years now. But if you don’t want to spend hundreds of dollars on the requisite wireless hub and colour-changing bulbs, Philips now has a cheaper alternative with its new SceneSwitch LED bulbs that don’t require any additional hardware.

Add A Battery And This Ultra-Thin Bookmark Becomes A Reading Light

Just because you’ve completely shunned ebooks and e-readers for classic paper tomes, that doesn’t mean you can’t let a little technology improve your reading experience. Kyouei Design’s Bookmark Light will not only save your page, it will also save your eyes, turning into an ultra-compact reading light.

BioLite's New Bluetooth Lantern Means Smartphones Are Now An Essential Camping Accessory

BioLite’s BaseCamp stove is one of Kickstarter’s many success stories, and after releasing a handful of follow-up outdoors products, the company is returning to Kickstarter again for its new flatpack Bluetooth LED lantern that can be completely customised using a smartphone app.

Scientists Made LEDs 60 Per Cent Brighter By Copying Firefly Lanterns

A team of researchers has managed to boost the amount of light an LED emits by 60 per cent simply by etching its outer surface to resemble the outside of a firefly’s lantern.

You Can Tweak The Warmth Of Philips' New White Hue Bulbs To Help You Fall Asleep

Poking at your smartphone before bed makes it harder to fall asleep because the cool, bluish glow of its screen tricks your body think it’s daytime. Warmer tones are the key to drifting off, so Philips is introducing a new white bulb to its Hue line that can be adjusted from cool to warm colour temperatures to help your body wind down at night.

Invisible Business Card's Details Are Only Revealed With A Glowing LED

You might think that an invisible business card is a terrible idea; how could anyone see your contact details? But artist Ghizlan el Glaoui’s card is a one-of-a-kind design that reveals all her important details with a glowing LED integrated into one corner.

General Electric Will No Longer Make Fluorescent Lighbulbs

GE just announced that it no longer make or sell compact fluorescent lamp (CFL) lightbulbs in the US. The company will wind down the manufacturing of CFL bulbs over the course of the years, and it will begin to shift its focus on making the newest and most energy-efficient lightbulbs — LEDs.

A Hammock With LED Lighting And Inflatable Mattress Sounds Like A Hanging Hotel Room

Say what you will about how comfortable a hammock is for sleeping, Eagles Nest Outfitters is working to make them just a bit more hospitable with its new DoubleNest LED that incorporates a string of glowing lights so you can read, adjust your sleeping bag, or easily find your way back after a bathroom break.

Time Passes As An Ever-Changing Rainbow On This Chromatic LED Clock

ThinkGeek has made a very strong case to put a clock on your desk, even though everything from your smartphone to your laptop already has one built-in. It’s packed 60 colour-changing LEDs into a spinning rainbow that makes every gruelling conference call feel like a rave.

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