• Try an Umbrella LED Light for Your Next Cookout

    Enjoy perfectly lit family dinners in your backyard! Patio umbrellas shade you from the sun during the day. However, they do not traditionally have a practical function in the evening and their comforting, shielding shape goes unappreciated. Adding a light to the inside of a patio umbrella is a...
  • Track Lighting Techology on the Desk

    I'm definitely digging this desk light design which features track lighting technology. The head attaches magnetically anywhere on the length of the pole making it infinitely adjustable. Three LED bulbs in the bullet head offer bright light and energy efficient operation. This desk lamp only uses...
  • LAMPS PLUS Labs Presents "The Closer"

    A couple of the younger staff members who work at LAMPS PLUS thought it would be fun to start a project called " LAMPS PLUS LABS ". The idea is to make little grassroots video clips related to what we do here. Our first one is called "The Closer" and features a designer who is...
  • IBS Update - This Year's Buzzword: LED LED LED LED

    The number one request at IBS this year was for LED bulbs and fixtures . This cost-conscious environment is making the energy-efficient LED even more appealing. Builders and remodelers are searching for the latest technology and the best light output. As manufacturers rush to meet this demand, we should...
  • LED Mini-Desk Lamp Deal

    Looking for a neat accent light or a fun gift? Try these battery-powered LED Cordless Desk Lights. They are great for hobby work or using next to a computer. And their compact size means you can pack them away for traveling or take them with you on a road trip. From now until February 28th you...
  • Life Cycle of LED Bulbs Rated Best

    LED bulbs save energy when compared to regular incandescent light bulbs , but do they save energy and money when manufacturing, transportation and total "life cycle" rates are factored in? A new study by bulb manufacturer Osram says "yes". From a New York Times article: "Osram...
  • LEDs on Interstate 35

    LEDs have been used to illuminate the reconstructed Interstate-35W bridge in Minneapolis-St. Paul. This is the first interstate highway to be lit using LED lighting . From the article: "Lighting still accounts for as much as 20 percent of electricity used around the world, so improving lighting...
  • Greenpix Media Wall - World's Largest LED Display

    We spotted this eye-popping LED installation for the upcoming Olympic Games in Beijing in an Inhabitat blog post . It's the world's largest color LED installation. Writer Antonia Halse notes that "The media wall has been embedded with intelligent software, allowing the skin of the building...
  • Review of the Decade

    ABC News has posted an "End of the Decade" feature at their website. It's a great rundown of top stories from the 00's. Reminisce about Enron, the debut of American Idol, Martha Stewart goes to prison, and more. Click to see it at ABCnews.com . This decade in lighting has been all...
  • Little Monster Desk Lamps Scream for Halloween

    Get in the Halloween spirit with the Little Monster desk lamp . These furry creatures feature flexible necks, and the LED light can be powered by batteries or USB. Oh, and they come in non-Halloween colors, too. More great orange and black stuff to share ... stay tuned!! For now, browse more energy...
  • GE Announces Ultra Long Life LED Bulb

    GE has announced a new LED light bulb with an estimated life of 25,000 hours. At an average of 3 hours per day, that's more than 20 years. The bulb produces 450 lumens, which is equivalent to a 40 watt incandescent bulb . Plus, the bulb is engineered to spread the light throw more evenly than...
  • Lighting Tips for the End of Daylight Saving Time

    Daylight saving time officially ends this Sunday, November 6th, at 2 am, so remember to set your clocks back one hour (fall back) when you go to bed Saturday night. Since we'll all be in the dark more with the coming of shorter days and shorter daylight hours in the evening, here are a few tips...
  • Incredibly Cool LED Wall Dimmer

    Lutron recently unveiled their line of Vierti wall dimmers. These sleek, futuristic dimmer designs feature a one-touch finger slide; touch anywhere along the illuminated control bar, and the LEDs adjust to set the lights to your specified level. We love the minimalist design and the high-tech wallplate...
  • Energy Smart LED Light Bulbs from G.E.

    For all you energy watchdogs out there, G.E. has a new line of LED bulbs called Energy Smart . You can find them in the light bulb section under the G.E. brand. These are reasonably priced for LED light bulbs and come with free shipping. Like all LEDs, these are super energy efficient and have a long...
  • Three for Thursday: New LED Lighting Gizmos

    If you had any doubt that LED lighting is the wave of the future, here are three new products that should convince you. Each combines elegant design with new LED technology to produce simple and elegant lighting solutions. The first two photos are of the Modern Angle LED Desk Lamp . The slim profile...
  • LEDs from Ann Arbor to Buckingham Palace

    Here's an interesting overview of the cost-saving promise of LED lighting in the New York Times: Green Promise Seen in Switch to LED Lighting . The technology is on a very fast learning curve, becoming more efficient and less costly every year. LED light bulbs have even found a home in Buckingham...
  • Roundup: 10 Stylish New LED Desk Lamps

    Do we ever really think much about our desk lamps ? Well, we should. As I write this post I’m taking a moment to silently thank my trusty desk lamp that gets me through the day and throughout the darkness of night. Desk lamps are essential and are very versatile. Investing in a good desk lamp is...
  • New Dimmable LED Light Bulb

    LED light bulbs offer some great advantages - such as they'll last for decades, and are super energy efficient. In most cases, however, they aren't dimmable. Enter the Pharox 300 LED light bulb . It's dimmable via most standard wall and line dimmers, a big advantageg compared with...
  • Light-It! LED Floodlight

    The Light-It! LED Light is a really neat LED design you'll find plenty of uses for. Powered by four C-type batteries, it's weatherproof, has an adjustable lamp head, and has long-lasting, energy efficient LEDs. The clever design also has a built-in, motion-activated on-off feature, making...
  • New LED Work Lights

    LEDs are being used in a wide variety of products and product settings. Here are a few clever work light designs from our product lab that caught my eye. Book lights have been using LEDs for quite some time. The flowing lines and orgainc pod shape of the white LED clip-on book light (see above) make...
  • LED Lights on the Eiffel Tower

    To celebrate its 120th anniversary, the Eiffel Tower has been decked out with energy efficient LED spotlights. The LED lights have been programmed to create a dynamic light sequence. They'll be in place until December 31. Read more at LEDs Magazine, Eiffel Tower celebrates 120 years with LED lights...
  • Three for Thursday: Fall Crop of New LED Lights

    Happy Thursday to you all! LED lights continue to be used by lighting designers in the most innovative and inventive ways. Here are three new LED light designs out this year that grabbed my attention. Up above is the Lanterna LED Lamp . The lamp is powered by a rechargeable battery in the base, and...
  • LED Light Show Wall or Ceiling Light

    We've added a new version of our popular LED Light Show Ceiling Light . The new design has a rectangular shape, so it's perfect for use as a wall sconce in hallways or media rooms. You can also install it on the horizontal for use as a bath bar. It comes with halogen bulbs as well as LEDs...
  • LED Flower Vase from the Future

    The Philips LED Lumiware Flower Vase is a cool new design that will display your favorite flowers and put on a light show at the same time. It's not really from the future, but it feels like it! The vase has clear sides with built-in LEDs in the bottom. The LEDs can be set to one glowing...
  • LED Lights for Football Tailgating

    College football is in swing, the NFL season just started, so football is back! And with football comes tailgating, of course. Here are a couple of cool LED lights that will come in handy as you fire up the grill and gather with friends and family at your next tailgate party. Anything battery powered...
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