• The Minimalist Terrace Design

    The minimalist terrace is a way to enjoy your outdoor home design with little fuss or expense. The other great thing is that this look can be achieved on a small scale, so apartment dwellers can have just as much style outside as people with yards. Both Vosgesparis and Daniellawitte had cutting edge...
  • LED Landscape Lighting

    It’s a perfect time to upgrade your exterior lights to LED landscape lighting . As the Summer months rapidly approach you may want to take stock of how your home looks from the outside. DIY Network had some inspiring pictures of landscape lighting and ways to make your exterior stylish, safe...
  • Fun with Bright Neon Interior Design

    Neon has been relevant in fashion for a bit and neon signs are all the rage in interiors, but it's finally time to embrace neon in actual furniture and accessory design. These vibrant colors are so fun and versatile, and while they are not for everyone, the way neon is being used in interior design...
  • An Insider Look at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair from Sergio Orozco

    Award-winning lighting designer Sergio Orozoco joins us today to share an insider look at the Hong Kong Lighting Fair. You may remember Sergio from our recent profile on his design work . Welcome, Sergio! The explosive growth of the lighting business in China was visually confirmed at the 2013...
  • Sleek and Contemporary LED Wall Lamps

    While LED technically means Light Emitting Diodes, it’s the high style of LED wall lamps that caught my eye when looking through the amazing Swedish blog, Victor Blogg. There are times when all I crave are simple, contemporary design and this blog delivers - not to mention it makes you think about...
  • How to Use LED Lights at Home

    Light emitting diode (or LED) lighting is a semiconductor light source that can seem complicated when discussing how it functions but always looks good when considered in home design and exterior home design lighting schemes. Here's how to use LED lights at home! Modern LED home lighting is totally...
  • 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...
  • Last Chance -- LED Desk Lamp only $3.99

    This adjustable LED desk light is battery powered, allowing you to use it just about anywhere! Right now it's only $3.99 -- that's 60% off the regular price. Price is only good through November 8th, so get yours now! Sale Terms and Conditions: Pricing applies to LED Adjustable Neck Cordless...
  • Z with LEDs

    From Koncept Lighting, this neat gizmo looks like a fold-up ruler, but it's actually a super-slim folding desk lamp . Called the Z Desk Lamp (you can also make a 4 and an upside-down L out of it), this design pivots and folds at two points, so you can direct the light as needed for reading and...
  • An LED Banker's Lamp

    The banker's style desk lamp is a classic of form and function. It's been a mainstay in banks, offices and public buildings for a century or more. Now it gets a high-tech makeover! This new design, the LED Banker's Desk Lamp , comes with energy efficient, long-lasting LEDs. ...
  • LED Bulbs in the News

    New York Times article from the floor of Lightfair International , the lighting industry's annual trade show. The word from the convention: LEDs. From the article; "Manufacturers displayed LEDs incorporated into large warehouse, garage and street-lighting fixtures, flexible light ribbons...
  • Repurposing Old Light Bulbs

    I'm working on a theme here -- see my recent post on recycling light bulbs . Next time an incandescent bulb burns out (and after you've replaced it with an energy efficient CFL bulb or an LED bulb , of course), here's a fun project. Once they're carefully cleaned out, these bulbs...
  • Hybrids in Aventura Magazine

    South Florida's Aventura Magazine recently ran a nice feature on the new National Geographic hybrid outdoor lights. "With environmental concerns mounting, homeowners are looking for ways to conserve energy and lower their monthly electric bills. With this in mind, National Geographic has...
  • Dazzling Deck Lighting with LED Rope Lights

    If you've ever wanted to host a dance party on your deck, the folks over at Instructables have you covered. Using LED rope lighting, these guys have created a party-ready patio. Check out this video: As spring and summer approach, it's time to get those outdoor spaces spruced up. ...
  • How to Recycle Light Bulbs

    From time to time, we get asked how to recycle spent light bulbs and other electronics. Earth911.com is an easy way to find out how to dispose of all kinds of light bulbs, including incandescent bulbs , LED light bulbs , and CFL type light bulbs . On the above site, there's info for virtually...
  • Myths About LED Lighting

    Interesting Residential Lighting article by Dave Simon, President of Michigan LED manufacturer ilumisys, de-bunking some myths about LED lighting. "LEDs Last Forever: With proper thermal design, LEDs can achieve 60,000+ hours of life while maintaining 70 percent of original light output. The...
  • 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 an article about the project in the Star Tribune newspaper article: "Lighting still accounts for as much as 20 percent...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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