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TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Light Uses LEDs For Maximum Efficiency

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The price of LEDs has dropped significantly over the years, and we’re starting to see some really useful products at an affordable price. The TRiLIGHT Motion Activated Garage Light screws into a standard socket but puts out 3,000 lumens, which is about 4 times more than a standard 60W bulb, and yet only needs 25W to accomplish this. Your garage will be flooded with light, with you can direct pretty much anywhere you want through the three adjustable panels. The motion sensing feature doesn’t use one of those old school sensors that require you to jump up and down and wave your hands around, it uses “Microwave Motion Sensing Technology” to detect even the smallest movements and light up as soon as you need it. One TRiLIGHT will set you back $99 right now, down from its expected $129 retail price.

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Deal Of The Day: 61% Off On Runway Solar LED Lights Set

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Ever come home at night and it’s so dark out that you wish you had little lights lining your driveway, you know, just so you don’t drive up the flowerbed instead? Yeah, it happens to the best of us. The Runway Solar LED Lights Set can make that happen more easily than you think, since they require no wiring.

This set of three solar lights can make all the difference in your garden, backyard or outdoor patio. Easily install them into a planter or the grass thanks to the spike located on the bottom of each light, and they’ll naturally soak up the sun throughout the day. Plus, they’re completely waterproof and shockproof, so they’re ready to withstand rain and sprinklers. These solar lights are the perfect way to light up your space without the nuisance of power cords.

– Easily install into the ground w/ spikes
– Use w/ indoor pots & outdoor plants
– Light your walkway by lining the edges of your walkway
– Keep them out all day to recharge via the built-in solar panel
– Rest easy that they won’t break with the sprinklers on (waterproof & shock proof)

Normally $89.95 for a set of 3, it’s now only $34.98, shipped for free as always.

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Bed Light, A Motion Activated LED Light For Your Nighttime Bathroom Breaks

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My girlfriend wakes up every darn morning around 3am, for a bathroom break. She’s kind enough not to turn any lights on, but I still hear her fumbling about in the dark, trying to make her way back to the bed. Do I feel sorry? No, sleep is important! But with the BedLight, we might find some compromise. It’s two 5ft strips of LEDs that you place underneath your bed, and that turn on as soon as they detect movement, and turn off after your 30s to 10 minute adjustable timer runs out. They come with all the mounting accessories, including clips to hide the cables, and can ship with either one or two sensors, depending on how many sides of your bed you need to outfit with the BedLight. Price is either $55 or $69, depending on your sensor requirement.

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This Celestial Fireworks Bracelet Is Perfect For The Geek In Your Life

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With the amount of beauty right here on Earth, it’s sometimes easy to forget just how amazing outer space can be. Fortunately for us, the good folks at NASA have the Hubble Telescope pointed at the stars, capturing amazing images like the one used on this Celestial Fireworks Bracelet.

This Celestial Fireworks Bracelet celebrates a spectacular image captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope of Westerlund 2, a cluster in the constellation Carina. (It’s 20,000 light years away, so this image really is that old.) On its own, it’s a gorgeous image, but we’ve highlighted the young star cluster’s sparkle by adding 15 tiny twinkling white LED lights to represent more foreground stars. They’re powered by a rechargeable battery; the hinged bangle ships with a proprietary USB charging cable to keep it entwinkling. But there’s an on/off button, too, in case you prefer it dark. Either way, it’s a fabulous tribute to the magnificence that is space and mankind’s exploration of it.

A single charge can have the bracelet twinkling for up to 8 hours at a time. It weighs 3.2 oz. and costs all of $60.

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The Matchbook, An LED Flashlight The Size Of A Matchstick

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We’re not sure why you’ll ever need a flashlight that’s about the size of a matchstick, but they apparently exist. The Matchbook packs 8 tiny lights, with a single LED at the tip. The base is magnetic, so it can easily attach to a metallic surface (provided it’s ferrous), and will last up to 8 hours. The entire set of 8 will then provide you up to 64 hours of illumination… but that’s it. They’re apparently not rechargeable, but since they’re meant to be used in emergencies, we’re sort of ok with that. They’re small enough to be tossed in a purse, a wallet, or any other small space. At $32 for a set of 8 (plus one spare one for good measure), it’s not a terrible expense.

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Deal Of The Day: 15% Off On IllumiBowl Toilet Night Light

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If you’re a remotely considerate person, you’ll be careful when you get up in the middle of the night not to wake your partner up. This may mean keeping the lights off to go to the restroom, which in turn means some fumbling around and possibly some pee on the floor. Not good. But with the IllumiBowl Toilet Night Light, a motion detector senses your presence and lights up the bowl for your convenience.

Let there be light in the bathroom. Now you can add any color of LED light to your toilet bowl and see it glow. That means no more stumbling around when you have to go at night. Simply snap it onto the rim and let it shine: it will automatically turn on when someone walks into the bathroom. There are eight color possibilities and patterned illuminations, making quite the show.

– Turns on & off automatically via motion sensors
– Sets to the color of your choice or a color-rotate light mode
– Easy to clean by wiping with a cloth
– Snaps on in the perfect, splash-proof location
– Fits any toilet
– Battery powered
– Perfect for potty training children

Normally $20, it’s $16.99 after today’s deal.

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A Tiny Candle Powers The Lumir C, An LED Lamp

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You take electricity for granted, my friends. But there are parts of the world that are off the grid, and guess what, these folks need to see in the dark too! The Lumir C is meant to work without batteries or any form of external electrical source, and be used in settings like camping or simply as an effort to conserve energy. The device powers its LED light through harvesting the heat from a burning candle. You see, a good portion of the energy given off by a candle goes right into the invisible portion of the electromagnetic spectrum, being released as heat-carrying infrared radiation. The Lumir C harvests this “wasted” energy and uses it to power its LED light, giving off a light output of 15 lumens via four 0.2W LEDs… about as much as a candle, actually. But remember, you also have the light from the burning candle still going, so the Lumir C effectively doubles the visible output from a candle. With this arrangement, you can open up mood and lighting possibilities candles alone couldn’t provide. It’s a $59 pledge, with shipping in July.

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Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie Lets You Cast Spells

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Well… we’re not sure who could wear something like the Technomancer 2.0 Digital Wizard Hoodie. Cosplayers, maybe? Outside of Halloween, we just can’t imagine they’d be the kind of company we’d like to be around. But then again, maybe we’re just a bit too square. If you’ve got the magic bug in you, and always fancied yourself a wizard or a sorcerer or something, technology is coming to help you out in your aspirations. Accelerometers, some speakers, and LEDs deck out this hoodie, and with some training you’ll be able to learn specific gestures that trigger different light and sound effects. You can learn to perform 9 “spells”:

– Electroshock
– Thunderbolt
– Restore Health
– Fireball
– Shockwave
– Energy Beam
– Raise the Dead
– Warp
– Water Bending
– (plus bonus Color Caster and Restore Mana, the reset position)

It’s a Thinkgeek creation and exclusive, and doesn’t come cheap at $129. But that’s small change for someone who’s dedicated enough to their art, isn’t it?

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Tail Light LED System Keeps You Safe… On A Horse

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Unless you live in a rural area, you probably don’t spend a lot of time thinking about horses. But it’s a fact that lots of people still ride them and often share the road with passing motorists. Unlike mechanical vehicles, horses don’t have tail lights… until now. The, well, the Tail Lights system is a kit with LED lights that attach to a horse’s tail and breast collar. This way the rider and his steed is visible from both sides. They come in multiple colors, are remote controlled, will flash in multiple patterns and brightness levels, and will run for 9 hours on a 4 hour charge. Getting them on your horse is a simple:

The Tail Lights Rider series attaches to the base of the tail with our patented Tail Lights tail wrap. Just wrap, clip and GO!

For anyone whose life consists of riding away into the sunset, the $155 pledge to own will seem like a bargain.

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