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Forget On/Off Switches, These Force Lamps Only Shine Under Pressure

Your average human will buckle under too much pressure, but the more weight you pile on these force-sensing lamps, the brighter they will shine. Designed and built by Kebei Li, a pressure sensor inside the lamps works like a bathroom scale. But instead of displaying weight, they cause a ring of LEDs to burn bright depending on how much something weighs.


A Clever Lamp Without A Bulb That Still Projects A Classic Silhouette

You can buy lightbulbs with every kind of colour temperature, brightness and finish you can imagine these days. So the need for a lamp shade to diffuse, soften and direct their light is all but unnecessary — unless you yearn for that classic lamp silhouette. In that case, this LED lamp from YOY design is a clever compromise.


You Can Actually Solve This Working Rubik's Cube Lamp

If you’ve reconciled your childhood frustrations and animosities towards the Rubik’s Cube, you might be happy to hear there’s now yet another way to make the iconic puzzle a part of a room’s decor. Believe it or not this Rubik’s Cube LED lamp is actually solvable, although you probably won’t want someone to ever mess it up in the first place.


Symbolic Bike Lights Make Cyclists More Visible To Traffic

Common sense dictates that the brighter the lights on your bike are, the more visible you’ll be to other traffic at night. But according to research from the University of Oxford’s Experimental Psychology Lab, a glowing version of the universal symbol for a bike rider could actually a better way to make drivers aware of your presence.


A Rechargeable Bike Light That Tells You Exactly When It Will Die

The lights strapped to your bike only keep you safe at night as long as they’re visible. When they die, you’re just another shadow that drivers barely notice. So not only does the rechargeable Eagle 600 boast a whopping 600 lumens of light, it also has a built-in OLED display letting you know exactly how much longer it will stay lit.


This Lighting Designer's Business Card Is Only Visible In Bright Light

Your business card isn’t just some way to share your contact info. It represents you and your company, and it can be a great way to make a first impression. So how does a professional lighting designer make a big impact with his business card? With a design that’s completely dependent on light.


LG's New OLED Table Lamp Could Be The Future Of Lighting

You’re probably familiar with LG’s cutting edge curved OLED TVs, but the company is taking the technology in a new direction. At the Light+Building trade show in Frankfurt, LG unveiled an OLED table lamp. It’s a little bit ugly — ok, a lot ugly — but the technology bears some exciting implications.


An LED Lamp That Floats Like A Sheet Of Paper

This ethereal little lamp is the latest creation of visionary lighting designer Ingo Maurer. Made of transparent film mounted with LEDs, Dew Drops adds flowing curves and a soft glow to any room. From certain angles, it almost looks like a grid of tiny stars, peeled back and draped into your wall or desk.


Philips Says 'Screw It,' Turns Entire Ceilings Into Giant Lights

Philips has been making light bulbs for as long as anyone can remember, but the company might actually soon make them obsolete with its new OneSpace illuminated panels, which promise to make entire ceilings glow to light up a room.


Philips Has Three New Hue Wi-Fi LED Light Bulbs On The Way

Philips has announced the upcoming release of three new products in the Hue lighting ecosystem : a streamlined and dimming white light, a kinetic-powered control panel, and a 3D-printed lamp that will sure to become the centrepiece of any room.