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A Festive Lightning Charging Cable With Built-In Christmas Lights

Deck the halls, deck your desk, and charge your iPhone or iPad this Christmas with a USB Lightning cable featuring festive LED bulbs along its length — even if Christmas is months away. It’s the easiest and most useful way to bring holiday cheer wherever you go, even if those 10 power-sipping LEDs mean your device is most likely going to charge just a little slower than normal.


Animated Tron-Like Paint Jobs Are The Perfect Aftermarket Upgrade

Last year, a company called Darkside Scientific wowed us with an electroluminescent paint known as LumiLor that was completely invisible under lights, but glowed with a bright intensity in the dark. And now the company has revealed an even cooler application of LumiLor: Giving a Tesla S \ an animated, glowing paint job.


This Smart Lightbulb Adjusts To Your Behaviour

In the home of the future, there will be no light switches, but the light will always be perfect, syncing itself with the sun and adjusting to your circadian rhythm. The smart home vision for future of lighting is energy efficient and completely responsive. And according to Stack, that future is now.


This Lamp Is A Line Of Light That You Can Twist To Your Heart's Content

In the coming LED revolution, lightbulbs will no longer have to be lightbulbs. LEDs, which are just little points of light, can be arranged into any shape you want, and the Swiss design firm Shibui has decided place them in a simple, straight line. Meet Linelight.


Philips' Newest Hue Is Two Lights In One

While the Hue lights from Philips are capable of producing more than 16 million shades of coloured light, flipping between functional white light and playful coloured light can be a bit of a pain. And while the native app’s scene selections feature can help to partially alleviate this issue, Philips has just unveiled another option: two bulbs, one fixture.


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.


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