• 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • The LED Desk Lamp: The Next Generation

    Introducing the brand new Softech DL 90 Desk Lamp . It uses high-tech LEDs to produce the full spectrum of visible light. This desk lamp is environmentally friendly and will last ten times longer than a fluorescent bulb using only 10 watts of power. One on my favorite features is the USB power port which...
  • Update: Convert Your Recessed Lights Into LEDs

    John recently did a post on these energy-efficient LED recessed lights on February 27th. In the meantime, our the team from the Lamps Plus Professionals side attended a trade show. They had a booth next door to the display pictured above with the recessed lights actually installed. They were really enthusiastic...
  • 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...
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