Satechi Touch USB LED Lamp: Turn Any Empty Bottle Into A Lamp.

The Satechi Touch USB-powered LED lamp lets the reuser change their lamp to match their mood and/or incorporate the empties they have lying around. Not only does the $25 Satechi Touch make a great gift but it’s also a nice way to reassign your recyclables. [Gizmodo]


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France Passes New Law To Reduce After Hours Light Pollution From Shops And Offices.

Light Pollution Law in France.France’s new law to reduce light pollution is brilliant because it’s so simple. Not only will the law reduce wasted electricity, it’s also easy to monitor and enforce. From the Guardian:

“Under the new law, which comes into effect on 1 July, lights in shop window displays will be turned off at 1am. Interior lights in offices and other non-residential buildings will have to be switched off an hour after the last employee leaves. The move, announced on Wednesday, is expected to save 250,000 tonnes of CO2 – enough energy to power 750,000 French households for a year.”

If it can work in the City of Light, you’d expect a light pollution law working in every city with the exception Vegas. [Guardian]

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Ariel Rojo’s Pig Lamp Requires Energy-Saving Corkscrew CFL Light Bulb For Its Tail.

Ariel Rojo designed Pig LampThe ceramic Pig Lamp from Ariel Rojo doesn’t want to be considered an energy hog and that’s why its tail has to be a low-power consuming corkscrew CFL light bulb. At $88, the Pig lamp is out of my price range but its Jubbling sentiment is undeniable. [Gizmodo]

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NanoLight: Folded, Omnidirectional LED Light Bulb That Produces 100W Of Light From 12W Of Power.

NanoLight 100 watt equivalent LED light bulbThe NanoLight LED looks like a cyborg-Edison style light bulb and kind of works like one by producing 100 watts of light from 12 watts of power. Developed by three friends who met at the University of TorontoGimmy Chu, Tom Rodinger and Christian Yan – the folded NanoLight LED hits the 100 watt (1600 lumens) threshold and still has an estimated lifespan of 30,000 hours by more efficiently dissipating the heat LED’s produce at higher wattages. The NanoLight 100 W equivalent LED light bulb is expected to sell for around $50. NanoLight is currently looking for funding on Kickstarter.

Even though I wouldn’t be a customer for this brighter model, it’s great to see that a company is working toward a 100 W equivalent LED. [Gizmag]


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The Edible ‘Bite Me’ LED Lamp From Victor Vetterlein Is Jubbling Squared.

Bite Me LED LampBite Me Lamp ingredients.Victor Vetterlein’s “Bite Me” LED desk lamp could be the stocking stuffer of the future. The edible Bite Me LED lamp is made out of biodegradable plastic derived from vegetable glycerin and agar (a gelatin made from sea algae). So if hunger strikes and your in a pinch, the Bite Me becomes the Eat Me lamp and can be consumed after you remove its LED light-source strip, clean it and then dunk it in water for about an hour. The Bite Me comes in 4 flavors – orange, cherry, blueberry and apple – and after a good soaking, your soon to be Ate Me lamp reportedly has the consistency of gummy bears. Is it a good idea to build consumable desk accessories? Jubbling thinks it should be mandatory. [Dezeen via Gizmodo]

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Hay-Sous! Just Sell Me An LED Light Bulb Without Smartphone Control And That Other Unnecessary Crap.

Insteon Networked Dimmable LED Light BulbIt’s like cracking nuts with a sledgehammer. I’m so tired of hearing about overly complicated green products that make us unnecessarily consume more in order to consume less. Crave posted an article, Control this LED bulb with a smartphone, about the $29.99 Insteon networked and dimmable LED light bulb. The Insteon LED light bulb can be dimmed and turned on/off by a remote control or with the addition of a $99.99 Insteon SmartLinc Hub, controlled via a iOS or Android mobile device.

Getting an LED light bulb: good. Super-sizing your Insteon LED with the SmartLinc Hub just so you can monkey-around with it with your smartphone: dum. [Crave]

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