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The Luminoodle Is A Versatile, Super Bright LED Light Strip


LED tech has advanced quite a bit in recent years as they’ve gotten brighter and started consuming even less energy. The Luminoodle has a questionable name, but is in fact a pretty useful product.

Luminoodle™ is a 5-foot strand of ultra-bright, waterproof, and USB-powered LEDs designed with various, easy-to-use mounting solutions included in the bag. At 10-20 times brighter than your average Christmas lights, it’s the most adaptable, intuitive, and portable string lighting system ever created. It’s the world’s first completely waterproof, flexible, ultra-bright ambient lighting solution that can be hung, strung, hooked, stuck to or wrapped around basically anything.

Mounting options include using one of the 3 (included) “Noodle ties”, or the magnets integrated at either end of the strand. For power, you can hook it up to your external battery pack if you own one, or to the one provided at the $39 price level. That should be enough for 6 hours of continuous use. It’s $19 if you already have your battery.


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This Lip Gloss Can Easily Be Used In The Dark


Compact mirrors have been a staple of women’s makeup arsenal forever. But they may be on the way out thanks to smartphones, and now products like the Kelly Teegarden Organics lip gloss. Each tube has a strong LED in the cap, and a mirror on the side of the body, making it easy to apply in total darkness. The lip gloss itself is made from all-natural ingredients, which might be a selling point for some. But we’re just impressed with its lip-lighting abilities. It’s a cheap and simple addition to an established product that is sure to come in handy on your ext night out on the town. There are 15 colors, and each one is $20.


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Everbright Is Like A Giant Lite-Brite For Adults


Remember the Lite-Brite? Yeah, we had fun with that as kids, but now that we’re adults, we’re delighted to realize we could still let our creative juices flow with an updated, “grown-up” version of the product. It’s called Everbright, and it’s a giant 4′ X 8′ wall-mounted board with 462 full-spectrum LEDs. You can set the color of each dial by turning it, and can reset the whole board at the touch of a button. The board is also capable of animations.

It’s a great product to get for an office, for instance, where you can foster team-building and a calmer, more relaxed work atmosphere. You can, of course, get it for the home too, but at $25,000 for the mid-line model, you’re going to want to think twice about just how badly you want to relive your childhood at home.


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Flailing Your Arms Around On A Bike Isn’t The Most Efficient Way To Signal, The Lumos Helmet Is


Bicycle riders are extremely vulnerable on the road, and despite many using their hands to signal their intention to turn, two cyclists a day lost their lives in 2013 in the USA. Especially in the dark, hand signals are hard to see, but the bright LEDs on the Lumos helmet? These are unmistakable. Directly integrated into the helmet, the LEDs allow you to signal with the flick of a wireless remote mounted on the handlebar. Additionally, a red triangle remains lit on the back, encouraging motorists to proceed with caution. On the front are white LEDs which also remain lit all the time, making you more visible from the front. And finally, an integrated accelerometer activates as a brake light! The helmet is waterproof, meets many safety certifications, and the batteries are easily rechargeable through USB. If you want your own, you’ll have to pledge $99 on their fully-funded Kickstarter.


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Shoes With Light Up Soles


You don’t know you want shoes with light up soles until you want shoes with light up soles. It’s one of those things that only a very narrow demographic band will enjoy, like fans of electronic music and chemical “mood enhancers”, for instance. They’re a bit of a novelty item, sure, and you couldn’t just wear them anywhere, but in the right time and place, these are great. Better yet is the fact you’ll have to pay only $79 to get a pair, which isn’t all that bad considering the 8 hour runtime, and optional cycling colors.


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GravityLight Is Back, Brighter, And More Robust


The GravityLight is powered by, well, gravity. You attach it to a strong beam, tie a 12kg weight to it (made from rocks or sand), and let gravity pull it down. As it does, it powers a set of gears inside, which drive a DC generator that produces one-tenth of a Watt. That’s enough to power the LED for up to 25 minutes at a time. When that’s over, just hoist the weight back up and keep going. This is great for developing nations which often rely on Kerosene lamps that are not only polluting, but noxious, and potentially dangerous. The makers of the GravityLight already made one last year, but this new model is brighter, more robust, easier to use, and can provide light even as it is being charged. More importantly perhaps, it is being assembled right in Kenya, which will provide some jobs to the very people it is meant to help. You can get one yourself for a $70 pledge, all the while knowing you’re contributing to a good cause.


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For Some Reason This Cubic LED Light Is Attractive


Maybe it’s the design. Maybe it’s because it’s just nice to look at. Whatever the reason, we’re enamoured with the above Cube Black. It’s a little LED light, shaped like a cube. Here are some features:

• Ultra-bright white light with 3 settings (High-Medium-Low)
• Color changing mode
• Color locking
• Emergency flash mode
• Detachable diffusor
• Lantern and spotlight use
• Hanging hook
• Single-button control
• Latest LED technology
• Body color: matte black
• IPX4 splash-proof
• 3 x AAA Duracell batteries included

• Brightness: 100 Lumen/High, 20 Lumen/Medium, 1 Lumen/Low

• Runtime: 3h/High, 11h/Medium, 100h/Low
• Color changing up to 11h
• Emergency flash up to 48h

• Size: 52.5 x 52.5 x 52.5mm, 2.05″ x 2.05″ x 2.05″

We could have tried to make some kind of commentary on it, but to be honest, the specs do it justice more than anything we could have said. It’s $29, which isn’t a whole lot for something like this. And it comes with free worldwide shipping.

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Flyte Levitating LED Lightbulb Is Awesome


What do you get when you combine the power of electromagnetic induction, and uh, magnets? You get the Flyte LED Lightbulb, of course. Much like the wireless smartphone chargers you see today, this LED bulb is powered from a distance through the magic of electromagnetic induction. But the added flair in this product is that the entire bulb and housing levitate above their base, slowly rotating. The base is plugged into an outlet and some electromagnets keep the bulb in place, while powering the LED. 5V of power are sent through the air, which is enough to generate a modest 60 Lumens. At $249 it’s on the very pricey side, but think of the amazed looks on your guests’ faces and maybe you’ll think it’s worth it.


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Buster Bulbs Look Old School, Are Brand New


There’s something special about old timey stuff, and the old Edison lightbulbs with the huge filaments harken back to simpler, less fast-paced times. Wanting to recreate some of that aura, the Buster Bulbs are shaped somewhat like their century old predecessors, but feature very modern technology. Featuring LEDs, they’re being called “the world’s first designer lightbulbs”, and we have to say we quite like their appearance. Beauty is, of course, in the eye of the beholder, but if you agree with us and fancy to get yourselves one, it’s £40 per. They come in warm gold, smoked grey & bright crystal colors.

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