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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.


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.


How Baseball's First Major League Night Got Its Lights

You probably don’t think too much about the massive array of lights that illuminate Baseball. But that blinding artificial sunlight was once a technological phenomenon that stunned fans and had the police threatening to shut it down.


A Light-Up Alarm Completely Changed My Life

Slamming the snooze button over and over again is pretty much the crummiest, least restful way to kick off your morning, so consider this a public service announcement: A light-up alarm completely changed my life, and I think it can change yours, too.


This Digital Light Show Will Blow Your Mind To Smithereens

Yes David, this is real life. This really happened last May at the Infrasound Festival when Tipper took the stage, backed by Android Jones‘ visuals.


Watch Construction Cranes Come To Life And Dance In A Fun Light Show

There are 42 tower cranes working together to build a brand new city district for more than 20,000 people in Vienna, Austria. It’s the biggest construction site in Europe right now. But it’s not always work work work for the cranes, they get to dance in a fun light show on their off day.


These Sleek, Activity-Sensing Lights Adjust To Your Movements

Do you ever feel like lights don’t move enough? That’s a serious question! After all, humans are constantly in motion — so wouldn’t it make sense for our lights to follow?


An LED Clothespin Makes For A Brilliant Book Light

Despite the advent of machines designed specifically for drying clothes, the lowly clothespin has still found a way to stay relevant and useful to us after all these years. And with the addition of a simple LED bulb, it looks like clothespins will remain useful for many years to come.


A Rear-Facing Bike Camera Reminds Drivers They're Being Recorded

Despite what the classic video game Paperboy taught us, the biggest threat to cyclists isn’t dogs, RC cars, or random rolling tyres, but the drivers they share the road with. So in addition to ensuring they’re definitely seen, the Fly6 bike light includes a constantly recording video camera designed to keep drivers behind a cyclist on their best behaviour.


Watch An Enchanted Forest Come To Life In A Dancing Light Show

Ooh, lights. Pretty. It’s like stepping into an enchanted forest from the future. Romain Tardy and Squeaky Lobster created this installation called The Ark during Proyecta Oaxaca at the Ethnobotanical Garden in Oaxaca, Mexico. It’s built around the cacti that line the heart of the garden and the installation projects lights onto it and gives voice to the plants.