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These Lamps Are A Sleek Modern Take On Industrial Lighting

Look around hip London or Manhattan coffee shops and restaurants, and you’ll know that big, heavy lampshades of industrial light fittings are in right now. But these stripped-back lights provide a nod to that style — with a lighter, modern feel.


The Hue's New Lights Glow Warm White At Half The Price

We’ve been raving about the Philips Hue smart lighting system since it first dropped. Well we’ve been raving about everything except its outrageous pricing — $US60 a bulb ($69.95 in Australia), are you serious? But with the new Hue Lux, you can get a basic white smart light at a fraction of the price.


This Pencil Lamp's Power Cord Leaves Doodles Around Your Home

Here’s a clever way to rid your home of unsightly cables: just hide them in plain sight. Designers Michael & George created the HB Lamps featuring a glowing eraser that can illuminate a room, and a black power cable protruding from the pencil tip that looks like doodles left by the pencil instead of an ugly power cord — genius.


Here's How Much Lighting Can Change The Way Someone's Face Looks

It’s obviously not a secret that lighting has the ability to change how a person’s face looks, but photographer Sebastian Petrovski wanted to show how dramatic that difference could be in his photo series Perception Is Reality.


This Aussie Gadget Lets Your GoPro See In The Dark

Just because the sun has set doesn’t mean your action-packed antics are over for the day. So an Aussie company called Knog has created the Qudos, a high-intensity camera light that sits next to your GoPro, and other popular action cams, pumping out up to 400 lumens of brightness so you don’t miss a single wipeout, even in the dark.


MIT Thinks Lighting Drones Could Be The Perfect Photography Assistants

If you’ve ever been to a photography set, you’ve probably noticed how much time the photographer and their assistants take to perfectly position the lighting — only to have their efforts foiled when the model moves. That’s why researchers at MIT are proposing using drones as lighting, as they can constantly ensure they’re always in the perfect spot.


The World's Largest LED Hydroponic Farm Used To Be A Sony Factory

As climate change begins posing new challenges to conventional outdoor food production methods, hydroponic farming has made quick gains in popularity thanks to its space- and energy-saving design. This enormous indoor lettuce farm for example — the largest of its kind in the world — produces 10,000 heads a day in less space than a single football field and could signal a sea change in how we get our greens.


A Lamp That Looks Exactly Like Sneakers Tossed Over Power Lines

If you’re on the hunt for a truly unique lamp to accessorise your living room, Etsy is a far better place to start than IKEA. Because that’s the only place you’ll be able to buy this illuminating creation from Ricochet Studio that looks like a pair of shoes tossed over a power line.


GE's Link Is A (Slightly) More Affordable Smart Bulb

Smart bulbs ain’t cheap, but GE has decided to enter your smart home with a new LED bulb called Link, which promises to make intelligent lighting cheaper. Well, a bit cheaper at least.


A Beautiful Lampshade Carved From Solid Granite

This may be a lampshade, but light isn’t what it does best — because this new interpretation of the classic industrial lamp is carved from a solid piece of granite. The brainchild of AStudio, the Mika 350 is a pendant lamp inspired by ancient Celtic forts of the 6th century BC.


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