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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.


Radar-Enabled Light Bulbs Automatically Detect When The Elderly Fall

Even when the elderly are being tended to by a caregiver, it’s almost impossible to keep an eye on them 100 per cent of the time. So a Japanese company has developed a pair of LED light bulbs featuring built-in laser-based radar to track the movements of someone in its vicinity, and automatically send alerts when they have fallen or suddenly stopped moving.


Watch A Skier Bomb Down Dark Slopes In A Glowing LED Suit

A few days ago, we brought you a video of two skiers wrapped in LED light rope. The effect was extraordinarily weird and cool and now GoPro has released the POV footage of the skiers themselves. Night skiing is always magical, but this goes beyond your average shadowy last run.


The City Of Sydney's LED Lights Saved $370,000 And Cut Power Usage By 34 Per Cent

LED lights are great. They’re more energy efficient than incandescents, they provide better quality light than sodium and tungsten lamps and they’re less prone to failure than fluorescents. (Although Hollywood movies will never look the same.) The City Of Sydney has installed over 4000 LED globes in city street lights so far, and the results speak for themselves.


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