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How Intelligent Lighting Is Ushering In The Internet Of Buildings

The LED revolution is over. To no one’s surprise, LEDs have won. Solid-state lighting is changing how we light the world, successfully displacing traditional illumination sources across every part o

The Mantis LED Light Is Great For Traveling

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/Screen-shot-2011-02-23-at-12.27.16-PM.png" />One thing we night owls know about working at night is that <a href="http://www.crunchgear

What's Inside Those LED Bulbs, Anyway?

Generally you see a light bulb and you think “yep, a light bulb.” But when you see an LED bulb, you might pause and say “wait, isn’t there more to an LED than there is to incan

Duroflash LED road lights effectively replace flares

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/duroflashled-620x396.jpg"> Forget about roadside flares. You don't need them anymore now that there's a gadget that can do the same thing

DIY: Avatar fiber optic jungle

Inspired by Avatar, this crafty fellow created his own version of the Pandora jungle. Made using conductive thread, fiber optic strands, and LEDs, he built a rather impressive looking patch of grass t

$100 LED lamp uses "quantum dots" to imitate more natural light

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/05/300h.jpg" />As we move away (as a species) from wasteful incandescent bulbs, we're going to have to deal with some changes in how the wor

My lord's $120 lightbulb has arrived, my lord

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/geobulb-led-light-bulb-soft.jpg" />If cost is no object and all you care about is energy savings (you rich, selfless bastard you), then t

Mud powered Dirtlamp for environmentalists

<img src="http://www.crunchgear.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/soillamp11.jpg" />I know you hate burning oil and coal, you hate fission and everything that results in two headed cows. Dirtlamp seems t

DIY LED lamp for your bike

This looks pretty cool, even if it could be mistaken for being steampunk. I like being able to have my light blink, personally, but it would also be nice to be able to mess with the LEDs or put in col

Smart Lighting brings it all back to 1999

Boston University, home of the Fightin’ Aristocrats, is working on “Smart Lighting” that includes LED lights and a optical networking adapter. Each light works as its own access poin

Party Rats, the ultimate accessory for dancing poorly

Every time I go to a wild and crazy rave, someone always points out the lack of rodents. They’re always like, “Man, this party is bumpin’. If only someone had thought to bring a bunc

Casio GS-1200 to use LEDs to tweak analog hand position

A new Casio movement for the GS-1200 Tough line – a radio controlled watch model built for shock resistance – has internal LEDs that calibrate the analog hands of the watch. The movement h

The Wave: 480 motion-sensing LEDs in a table, just for fun

[photopress:LED_Table.jpg,full,left]Sure, it’s no Microsoft’s Surface, but it’s pretty cool anyway. Using an array of infrared sensors and a CPU, the LED table tracks motion and acti

Sound-activated LEDs could prevent injury

[photopress:soundled.jpg,full,center] If that bar I got kicked out off at the weekend had these LED lights along the staircase, I may not have fallen down them, resulting in my current minor injuries.

I Love (TwistTogether) Lamp

Over the weekend my roommate and I dropped by Cafe Habana in NYC’s Nolita and we enjoyed some great food and coffee. On top of the great eats, Cafe Habana is an eco-eatery by way of biodegradabl

Cyclists Always Get The Coolest Jackets

Safety gear for cyclists just got a little cooler thanks to Michael Chen. His cycling jacket, the Reactiv, is geeked out with LEDs that indicate whether you’re breaking, turning or accelerating.

Wii Crystal Cooler: If a Cooling Fan Could Look Stylish, It'd Look Like This

Wow, purdy. It’s the Wii Crystal Cooler from Brando, a stand and system fan for the Nintendo Wii. Unlike the fan we saw last week, this one actually looks pretty great, what with its shiny bluen

The Bill of Lights: Maunfacturers Need to Stop Putting Useless Lights Everywhere

It was the blinking of the hideous lights! Computerworld’s Mike Elgan is angry at gadget manufacturers who put silly, useless lights all over today’s gadgets. Computer monitors have lights

BlinkyBugs: The Coolest DIY Project You'll See Today

PT over at MAKE has a great post on BlinkyBugs. These electronic critters are made up of LEDs, a watch battery, and a little coper tubing. You can really get creative and add pipe cleaners for that &#

LED Candles That You Can Blow Out: Now You Just Need Friends To Dine With

Since some places don’t allow actual candles — my dorm, for instance — these LED candles could be a sad, if not practical solution. They “blow out” like real candles once
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