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These Wirelessly Powered Christmas Lights Would Decorate Tesla's Tree

It’s probably time to think about finding a Christmas tree. Unfortunately, that also means trying to untangle the seven kilometres of tree lights, a solid 50 per cent of which will have broken in the last year.


Your Desk Isn't Geeky Enough! Here's A Stackable Tetris LED Lamp

Tetris has come to us in many forms since its release in 1984, some more interesting than others, but few manage to combine functionality with fun as well as this stackable Tetris LED lamp, which only lights up pieces that are connected to each other.


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.


You Can Stick These Wireless Light Switches Anywhere

Even for a seasoned renovator, installing a new light switch in a room isn’t the easiest of tasks. There are holes to be cut, wires to be run, and the worry that you’re somehow going to short out your home. But with the new Avi-on Switch, adding a new light switch in a more convenient spot is as easy as sticking a Post-It note to the wall.


The View From The ISS Is Surprisingly Colourful

At night, the view from the International Space Station is surprisingly colourful. Earth’s many types of artificial lights create a bright mosaic, with the different hues revealing different lightbulbs and even different countries.


The Sistine Chapel Will Soon Be Lit Up With 7,000 Bright LEDs

Though talented with a brush, the Renaissance masters didn’t know much about art preservation. So over the years their paintings faded with exposure to sunlight. Even Michelangelo’s masterpiece on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel was subjected to sun damage until the Vatican sealed off its windows in the 1980s. But soon visitors will be able to experience it again in all its glory thanks to a custom-designed LED lighting system.


OLED Wallpaper Could Be The Future Of Lighting

It’s the Star Trek-inspired future we were promised — walls that glow and change colour, perhaps with just a gentle voice command. And it’s finally (almost) possible thanks to a series of advances in OLED sheets. This new lighting solution also uses half as much energy than existing fluorescent lights. It is, however, pretty expensive.


A Built-In Colour Picker Lets You Tint This Lamp To Any Shade You Want

Now that a trio of red, blue and green LEDs can reproduce almost any colour you can imagine, tinted mood lighting has become a hot trend. But why settle for manually dialling in a specific shade when this ColorUp lamp includes a built-in colour picker that can sample and reproduce any colour you so desire?


This Lego Mario Brothers Lamp Is The Geekiest Way To Spend $US2,200

Let’s say that you’ve got a spare two grand stuffed in a shoebox under your bed, and you want to put it towards something really useful. No, not paying off a credit card bill, or getting your car serviced — you want to blow that on a Mario Bros lamp made out of Lego.


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