Tag Archives: Lighting

Heng Balance Lamp Has Magnet-embedded Suspending Balls As Switch

At a glance, you may mistaken the Heng Balance Lamp to be a Dyson fan with a couple of balls suspended right smack in the center. Of course, this is not a fan, nor was it from Dyson. In fact, Heng is a light. It is a desk lamp that’s designed to break the monotony of today’s, how do you say? Traditional way of switching on and off a lamp. Wait, what? Really. That’s what Netherlands-based Arther Limpens from Allocacoc DesignNest is proposing and breaking the traditional Heng did. How? You see the two balls there? They are not just beautifully crafted wooden balls; in each of them is a magnet that enables the two to magically suspended in midair. Continue reading Heng Balance Lamp Has Magnet-embedded Suspending Balls As Switch

Aplomb XL Concrete Hanging Light: Concrete Can Be This Classy?

Concrete is a material which you either love it or hate it. However you may loath the look of concrete, it is part our life and a thing you have to learn to live with, but for those who love it as much as we do, then you will be glad that this world is not lacking of all things concrete. We have seen quite a handful ourselves here and it ranges from innovative paper concrete lamp to concrete expresso machine to speakers, and today we stumble yet another example, the Aplomb XL concrete hanging lamp designed by Italian studio LucidiPevere for lightning company, Foscarini. Continue reading Aplomb XL Concrete Hanging Light: Concrete Can Be This Classy?

WySky: It Is A LED Lamp, A Speaker And An iPhone Dock Rolled Into One

The birth of crowdfunding platforms give raise to a world of innovations that you probably never thought you need. The WySky Apple-integrated Music Lamp is one such example. From the product name, it is easy to dismiss WySky as just another gimmicky dock, or a desk lamp, but rest assure that it is more than that. This futuristic-looking lamp is actually an adjustable LED light with over 16 million color, a full-range speaker, and an iPhone/iPad dock rolled into one. Continue reading WySky: It Is A LED Lamp, A Speaker And An iPhone Dock Rolled Into One

Paper-Concrete Composite Looks Like Concrete But Without The Heft

I am not going to lie. I have this special affinity for concrete. The industrial flavor projected by any concrete object is, to me, very calm and zen-ish. But this kind of cool is not for everyone, partly, anything that you can think of, if made by concrete would be impractical as the object would be heavy and brittle. However, those cons would be non-issue for the Dome Lamp created by Budapest-based artist Rita Koralevics. Simply called Dome+ lamps with bamboo, it looks like they are made out of concrete, but they are not the concrete you imagined. Continue reading Paper-Concrete Composite Looks Like Concrete But Without The Heft

Star Trek Enterprise 3D Deco Lamp Puts Realistic ‘Hologram’ In Your Home

Sci-fi books and films have opened our eyes to many drool worthy future tech. Sadly, not every one of those fantasy tech becomes a reality. Hologram is one of them. The hologram here we are referring to is real projection of a 3D object in wireframe or similar, not the sticker kind of hologram you in toys, or those projected inside a glass block. Star Trek Automated Repair Station, for example, had one and now, even though consumer hologram isn’t available to you, you can have one in your room, on your bedside table too. And the object that will replicate the hologram projection look is this Disco Star Trek USS Enterprise 3D Deco Lamp. Continue reading Star Trek Enterprise 3D Deco Lamp Puts Realistic ‘Hologram’ In Your Home

Move Over Night Light, Your Job Has Just Been Taken By Sensing Light Strip

Imagine this: you have the sudden urge to pee in the middle of your sleep and you shot up, only to be greeted by an absolutely dark abyss which is obviously not fun as darkness will lead you into a wall or worst, trip over a rug. A nightlight should do the trick, but where it is installed is pretty much at the mercy of the location of a free wall outlet, or you could flick the switch to turn the side table lamp on and rouse your partner from sleep, or you could get way more classy (and cool) with Bed Light Motion Activated LED Light Strip. You could say Bed Light is one of those life extras, but if it can make life easier while doing so looking cool, why the hell not? Continue reading Move Over Night Light, Your Job Has Just Been Taken By Sensing Light Strip

This Innovative Desk Lamp Turns On And Off By Plunging Action

There’s nothing wrong with button or flip switch, but we won’t object to novel alternatives to turn on a desk lamp and the DiMO Lamp is one such example that intrigues us – a lot. However, the product name doesn’t quite make this desk lamp’s unique feature shines. Seriously, it should be called a light plunger because that’s basically what it is. Turning on and off the light requires a simple action of, well, plunging. Duh! Drawing the ‘plunger’ upwards switches on the lamp and pushing it downwards, or plunging, allows you to control the amount light emitted of the lamp, or if you so choose, turn off the light entirely by pushing it all the way down. Continue reading This Innovative Desk Lamp Turns On And Off By Plunging Action

Meet The First Outdoor Individually Addressable, Bluetooth LED Strip

One of the images astronaut Chris Hadfield snapped from space showed Earth in the night brighten with orange hue light. Tangy glow was largely due to the yellow light mostly used in cities, but that could change – if more folks get into ilumi Smartstrip, an app-controlled Bluetooth LED light strip. Ok, maybe that won’t happen, but what we are trying to say is, it is multi-colored, offering more than just plain white or the traditional yellow hue, and it is super bright – like 1500 lumens bright. On top of that, it is outdoor friendly, which is probably the first in the industry, with IP65 rating and adhesive backing that allows it to stick just about anywhere. Continue reading Meet The First Outdoor Individually Addressable, Bluetooth LED Strip

BioLite Broke Conventional Lantern Design By Going Flatpack

If you camp often, you will notice that lantern is the one thing that’s hard to pack. Lanterns are mostly cylindrical and therefore, it consumes precious space and that’s not to mention after all the effort of packing it in, you get crazy dim light out of it which is pretty ineffective in pitch dark night. This is where BioLite BaseLantern wants to make the difference. Billed as the world’s first flatpack lantern, BaseLantern broke lantern design tradition by going flat instead of cylindrical. It lights up on both sides leveraging on edge lighting technology, providing up to 500 lumens of illumination and has an integrated folding stainless steel stand which can also doubles as a carrying handle. And did we mention it looks pretty fabulous too? Continue reading BioLite Broke Conventional Lantern Design By Going Flatpack

R2-D2 Desk Lamp Shed Some Light So You Won’t Be On The Dark Side

Star Wars fans who think you have everything Star Wars, think again. I bet you are missing a light of sort, which if it is indeed the case, then the R2-D2 Architectural Desk Lamp will help to complete your all-thing Star Wars set up. There’s something a particularly alluring about this adorable lamp based on the screen-famous droid from the sci-fi franchise, though we must stress that it wouldn’t be the case if its a Darth Vader’s helmet because he belongs to the Dark Side. Get the picture? Clearly, little Artoo here is designed to shed some light so you won’t fall for the Dark Side. Continue reading R2-D2 Desk Lamp Shed Some Light So You Won’t Be On The Dark Side