When you're trekking through the great outdoors in the middle of the night, you need your hands free for reading maps, clearing obstacles, and fighting off bears. So Petzl's new Nao headlamp makes all the brightness and focus adjustments for you.
I'm not entirely sure how Etsy hasn't already been done-in by copyright lawyers, but I'm glad they're still around. Because where else are you going to find awesome unlicensed stuff like this Super Mario question block lamp?
A trial which saw 35 social houses fitted entirely with LED lightbulbs had some interesting results, with the softer, more natural light giving communal areas a more welcoming feel. And everyone saved a few quid, too.
E-ink displays are great in sunlight, but useless in the dark. So with hopes of ridding the world of stupid reading lamps, this super thin film promises to add a front light to your e-reader without sacrificing its battery life.
Like father like son. If you thought James Dyson's vacuums were expensive, his son wants you to pony up almost £550 for an LED desk lamp that promises over 37 years of illumination thanks to space-age heatsink technology.
They're not quite as traditional looking as Panasonic's recently-developed incandescent bulb replacement, and that's exactly why I love what German LED maker Ledo has done with their new retrofit LED lights. With a design that's as lustworthy as the sleekest smartphone, they give consumers yet another reason to make the switch.
Like an obnoxious great uncle who's overstayed his welcome, horribly inefficient incandescent bulbs are still lingering around because we're just used to them. So Panasonic has designed a new LED alternative with a visible filament and clear glass that looks like the classic Edison bulb, while still being remarkably more energy efficient.
Winter's quickly approaching and that subterranean studio flat of yours won't be getting brighter any time soon. So, instead of knocking out walls for an impromptu sunroom, just fake it with these illuminated faux-shades.
Any experiment that ends with an explosion is worth doing, so I can understand why Tech Photo Blog wanted to test a 150 year old flash powder recipe against modern flash technology, even though it didn't stand a chance.
Like skiers and snowboarders sharing the same powder, I envision some kind of uneasy truce between those using their DSLRs for still photography, and those using them for videography. I have no basis for the dirty looks and stink eye I imagine them giving each other, but it still warms my heart to see a company like Polaroid trying to bring those two sides together.
Ever wanted to shoot out the lights, but never had a gun to hand? The kooky chaps over at bitplay had the same feeling when they designed and produced Bang! -- the desk lamp you can actually shoot out.
When you have enough money, lighting up rooms can be as much a stylistic choice as a functional necessity. Originally designed in 1951, Jean Louis Domecq's lamp isn't just a classic piece of mid-century design, it's also as flexible as a Cold War gymnast.
Before you go tossing that coffee cup or plastic spoon into the rubbish or even the recycling bin, why don't you send it along to artist Christian DuCharme? The man's made a name for himself making lights from discarded utensils.