LEDs

Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

Branch: A Cool New LED Garden Light Styled to Look Like a Twig

We're big fans of all of the futuristic new LED lights that have been popping up, but sometimes their shiny, modern looks distract from an outdoor space's natural beauty. That's why we were delighted when

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Colorful LED-Lit Skateboards Keep Thrashers Safe at Night

Colorful LED-Lit Skateboards Keep Thrashers Safe at Night

Clear29's LT LED-lit skateboards are a triple threat - they're a green way to get around, they keep the rider safe at night and they look totally wicked. Each tricked-out board is outfitted with LEDs that

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U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Complaint

U.S. Navy To Install LED Lights In Submarines Following Complaint

Who said complaining at work never gets you anywhere? Based on the sole complaint of one sailor, the US Navy is set to transform its entire lighting system in its fleet of submarines. Traditionally U.S.

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15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

15 Green Lamps to Light up Your Life

Different types of lighting Directional Lighting Directional lighting refers to light fixtures that focus illumination in a single direction. When set in a series, these fixtures provide dynamic focus

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7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven to Open 100 Green Stores in Japan

7-Eleven Japan found success with an eco-friendly store prototype that they will now officially open in 100 different locations by the end of the month.

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Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

Green Lighting 101: Your Guide to Energy Efficient Interior Lighting

When it comes to energy efficiency, the easiest way to start cutting down your monthly bill is through your home's lighting. By making simple changes to the types of bulbs you're using, you can be more

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Company Turns LED Ceiling Lights into Wireless Internet Source

Company Turns LED Ceiling Lights into Wireless Internet Source

You could soon be getting your internet at the speed of light! Well, not literally, but one company is divising a system that uses LED ceiling lights to transmit data (namely the internet) to computers

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Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

Fun Bamboo Desklamp by Green Tuna Design

We love that this simple LED desk lamp by Green Tuna Design doesn't take itself too seriously, even though it's got some major green cred. Not only is it lasercut from 5mm sustainable bamboo wood and

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Mesmerizing Paper LED Exhibit Illuminates Tokyo Designers Week

Mesmerizing Paper LED Exhibit Illuminates Tokyo Designers Week

"The Hope Tree installation was envisioned as a spatial condition that attended to question our surroundings as we know it and hoping to generate a discussion and understanding amongst the visitors about

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LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

LED Installation Sheds Light on the Plight of Endangered Starlings

Each autumn thousands of Starlings flock to the UK to spend the winter. This natural phenomena creates wonderfully fluctuating shapes known as murmurations, where the Starlings meet together before

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Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

Stunning Chandelier Features Dandelion-Encased LEDs

At one time or another, many of use can recall plucking a dandelion from the Earth and blowing its delicate florets to the wind with a wish in mind. Enchanted by this wonder-filled aesthetic and slight

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NIST Scientists Unveil Glowing “Nanowire LEDs”

NIST Scientists Unveil Glowing “Nanowire LEDs”

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) recently lit up the world of lighting technology as they unveiled a new type of glowing nanowires that feature properties similar

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Turner Solar Powered LED Lamps are an Elegant Lighting Solution

Turner Solar Powered LED Lamps are an Elegant Lighting Solution

The Turner Lamp is a simple, elegant LED light that is powered by the sun. During the day, turn the lantern upside-down so it can soak up the sun's rays. In the evening, turn the lantern back and it will

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Luminous LED Pots Will Make You See Planters in a New Light

Luminous LED Pots Will Make You See Planters in a New Light

Bored to tears by run-of-the-mill, non-glowing plant pots (so very 2009)? Then feast your eyes on these babies. Illuminated by LED lights, these luminescent planters from Rotoluxe are translucent, giving

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Dexia Towers’ 72,000 Rainbow LEDs Light Up to Show Tomorrow’s Weather

Dexia Towers’ 72,000 Rainbow LEDs Light Up to Show Tomorrow’s Weather

Photo credit: ssmot Thinking about turning on the news or heading to Weather.com to check out the forecast? Bo-ring! Wouldn't it be infinitely cooler if you could just glance over at a giant skyscraper

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Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

Starlight LED Lamp Made From Recycled Coins

New York designer Kellam Clark's magical Starlight lamp is a "shining" example of long-lasting, sustainable design with its combination of LED lights and recycled metal coins that cast varying shadows as

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Scientists Find Way to Turn LED Lights Into Wireless Internet Source

Scientists Find Way to Turn LED Lights Into Wireless Internet Source

Photo: Velo Steve via Flickr LEDs are already known for being a super energy efficient way to light up a room, but did you know that they might also be a way for you to connect to the internet? That's

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Set Your Own Mood Lighting With An LED Light Wand Ceiling

Set Your Own Mood Lighting With An LED Light Wand Ceiling

If you had a ceiling like this one, which is completely covered in LEDs, you could, on a whim, change the lighting in your room. Draw The Lights, by Seo Dong-Hun, is a concept for a customizable LED

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No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

No Glue No Screws LED Clamplamp Grasps Our Attention

Here's another reader submitted idea that really got a hold on us. In dcannam's own words: "The Clamplamp explores the concept of "truth" in design where the main objective is to create an object

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Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

Cheap LEDs to Light Up Africa and Beyond

We love our LEDs for lamps and Christmas lights, but there's a global application for LEDs that could bring inexpensive and efficient light to the 75% of Africa that lacks dependable access to clean, safe

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PEAR LIGHT: Nick Foley’s Portable LED Pears

PEAR LIGHT: Nick Foley’s Portable LED Pears

If you like the portability of the Phillips LED Candle light, but want something a bit "sweeter," check out Nick Foley's Pear Light. Custom made from hand-forged steel, this tree of light comes bearing

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LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas

LED Lights: Dreamin’ of a Green Christmas

The holidays are just around the bend! For all you holiday planners with decorating on the brain, make sure to light up your holiday nights this year with the greenest Christmas lights available - LEDS.

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LED WEBLIGHT by Korban/Flaubert

LED WEBLIGHT by Korban/Flaubert

Best described by the designers as "a single zigzag line of light," Janos Korban and Stefanie Flaubert's Weblight is as visually arresting as it is energy efficient. Constructed of stainless steel tubing

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ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

ILLUMAWALL by DUO-GARD

Meditation Room in Blacksburg VA, Virginia Tech Design Team for ABC’s Extreme Makeover We've been singing the praises of daylighting and translucent architecture ever since we began preaching the

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HERBI SMART HYDROPONIC GARDEN

HERBI SMART HYDROPONIC GARDEN

Thanks to the 1960s Love Bug movies, the name Herbie will forever be associated with anthropomorphic-machine cuteness -- and Michael Kritzer's Herbi is no exception. The hydroponic countertop herb pot is

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LIGHT DELIGHT – Temperature Sensitive Bathroom Fixtures

LIGHT DELIGHT – Temperature Sensitive Bathroom Fixtures

When we first wrote up the Hansa Canyon temperature-sensitive bathroom fixtures last year, people went nuts trying to figure out how to procure some of the high-tech LED faucets from the elusive German

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