Gallery: 7 Weird and Wonderful Uses For LED Lighting Technology

 

SUNSHINE IN A BOTTLE

Anyone who remembers catching fireflies in a jar as a child and marveling at their glow can appreciate Consol's delightful Sunshine in a Bottle lamp. Sold in South Africa, where sunlight is abundant, the glass bottle can be left out all day to collect the sun's rays via a solar panel in the lid, and can then illuminate the night using a little LED. Aside from being a nostalgic object, this light provides an alternative for people who previously had to use dangerous kerosene to light their lamps at night.

It’s amazing to think that just a few years ago, many people thought of LEDs as nothing more than the tiny red lights in our laser pointers but my, how the times have changed! With more and more people realizing the energy-efficiency benefits of LED lighting, it seems that everything from headlights to TVs to even clothing and wallpaper are now being lit up by the versatile lighting technology. Unlike incandescents, LEDs are super-compact, don’t emit heat and use just a fraction of the energy – plus their flexible, plastic design allows them to be used in a wonderful variety of innovative ways that other types of lighting just can’t touch. We’ve seen so many weird and wonderful uses for LED lighting lately that we decided to put together a roundup of our favorite examples for your viewing pleasure. Click through our gallery to see some of the quirkiest, most interesting uses for LEDs that we’ve ever seen.

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  1. Caroline Student April 9, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Wonderful post! These new LED products make me very excited for the future. Not only are these extremely innovative ideas, but they are also cool products people will want to purchase and have a positive impact on our environment. I want to go get my own LED wallpaper!

    If anyone is interested in learning more about LED lighting, check out this blog post about 15 benefits of switching to LEDs: http://greateasternenergy.com/energyblog/15-benefits-led-lighting/

  2. evemuller September 3, 2013 at 7:51 am

    Great post, thanks for the inspiration! I’m a big fan of LED lighting for obvious reasons and am always looking for more ideas and tips on how to sustainably brighten up my home, office and garden space with the use of LED lighting. Came across this post here by LEDLuxor, a leading LED wholesale supplier (with a pretty good news section) which is probably interesting for the readers of this article: http://www.ledluxor.com/led-light-strips-top-5-ideas-applications

    I’m looking into flashing up my new house at the moment and LED strip lights are an awesome and simple (as well as cost-saving) way to do this. LEDLuxor (www.ledluxor.com) has a large variety of LED strip lights available at wholesale prices so I already got a bunch and the quality appears to be good!

    Exciting times in this LED revolution… :)

  3. Inteled May 24, 2012 at 6:24 am

    I work in the led technology field but never see some of these applications, fanstastic !!!

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