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


My girlfriend always gets up in the middle of the night to pee. The bed moving around while she gets out is annoying enough, but her turning the bathroom light on is the killer. If I had the IllumiBowl Toilet Night Light, she could just walk into the room and a gentle light would guide her while saving my poor sleep-deprived retinas.

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, shipped for free as always.


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A Tiny Candle Powers The Lumir C, An LED Lamp


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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Deal Of The Day: 43% Off On Mighty Marquee Desk Light


It’s not everyone who’s content to light up their living space/work space with simple white lights. A little bit of spice can go a long way to brightening up a day, and the Mighty Marquee Desk Light does a pretty good job at this:

White light is vanilla. Add some flavor to your desk with these colorful, custom light boxes. Just pop in any of the fun graphic rectangles you like and let there be light. The LED’s provide plenty of illumination and you can swap out the backlit images any time you want to change up the scene. You can even make or design your own custom marquees to deck out your desk with your personal touch.

– Powered by USB
– Illuminated w/ 15 LED lights for the ideal brightness
– Connects the images to the square via magnet
– Allows you to swap out images or even create your own
– Includes a Centipede Graphic, Star Wars Graphic & Donkey Kong Graphic

Normally $89, it’s $49.99 with today’s rebate.


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Lucy Solar Light Tracks The Sun, Keeps Your Home Illuminated


As the earth spins, the rays of sun entering your home come in at varying angles throughout the day; this is a phenomenon we’re all used to. But what if you wanted the light of the sun to illuminate a specific section of your home? The Lucy Solar Light is a robotic mirror that tracks the sun and automatically adjusts its angle in order to keep the reflection on a specific spot (like on a plant, for example). Simply place Lucy where you want it, set it to reflect the sun’s rays on the spot you desire, and let it do its thing. Its Italian design is meant to look good in any decor, and its sun tracking abilities mean that you could save some money on traditional lights. Of course, modern design and high tech abilities often translate in higher prices and Lucy is no exception: you’re expected to pay $199 for it as a pre-order, though a shipping date isn’t specified.

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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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Deal Of The Day: 12% Off On Dotti Pixel-Art Smart Light


Here’s a quirky product that you really have to get to know before you understand why it’s cool. At its most basic level, the Dotti Pixel-Art Smart Light is a light. But it’s made up of 64 LEDs which serve as pixels, opening the door to a vast field of uses.

This unique pixel light does so much more than look cool. Dotti alerts you of texts and social media updates, and even displays a multicolor light show when you play your favorite music. Interacting with Dotti doesn’t stop there—you can even play a dice game or customize animations.

– Display social media notifications
– Sync the light w/ the clock
– Customize notifications w/ the free app
– Project your favorite icons & animations
– Adjust lights w/ music in “music mode”

You should really watch the video below to get a better idea of what you can do with Dotti. It’s a fun product to own, and at $69.99, down from $80, it’s not terribly expensive.

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LED Tetris Tie: Play While You Work

Tetris is an awesome game for stress relief. There’s just something therapeutic about piling various shapes one on top of the other, leaving no empty spaces in between. And now you can play it on your necktie! This fun, interactive tie was thought up by Bill Porter after a long day of teaching at the FSU STEM Camp. Apparently, the kids had been asking him what ‘outrageously cool’ thing he was going to wear for the last day, and, not wanting to disappoint them, he came up with this.

This is the updated tie that runs on an Arduino Pro mini. The batteries and all the electronic stuff are built into the tie, making it neater than its predecessors.

The tie Bill wore and showed off to the kids was made from two pieces of card stock placed in between and taped to a clip-on, but the kids loved it nonetheless. Way to go, Bill!

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This House Does a Christmassy Version of the Gangnam Style–With Lights!

Gangnam Style

It all started with PSY and now it seems like everyone’s doing it. The Gangnam Style, I mean. I’m not exaggerating, because the phenomenon has spread and it seems like it’s not beneath anyone (or anything) to do the horsey dance these days, from prison inmates and mother-and-child tandems to U.S. Navy robots and houses. Yes, you read that right: houses.

How? Well, certainly not by moving its foundations and fluttering its doors and windows open and close. Instead, this house ‘performs’ the Gangnam Style with Christmas lights. It’s a pretty good light show overall and injects a holiday theme into Psy’s viral hit. And in a strange and funny kind of way, it actually works.

Hit the break to check out the light show.

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