Icelight: LED Desk Lamp

Here’s a new LED Desk Lamp from Koncept. It features 66 “super bright” LEDs. The IceLight is about as bright as a 40–60 watt incandescent bulb. A single bright white LED puts out about 1.7 lumens of light, so 66 of them produce about 112 lumens. This 112 lumens is focused in a 50-degree viewing angle, compared to an incandescent …

6 in 1 Keyring Tool by Swiss Tech

At first glance, this keyring tool looks just like any other key. When you open it up, you’ll find that it’s actually 6 tools in 1. Here’s what it contains: straight knife blade a serrated cutting surface a micro-sized screwdriver a Phillips screwdriver an eyeglass screwdriver bottle opener The whole thing weighs in at only 0.5 oz, so you won’t …

ZEN Aurvana Earphones by Creative

Creative has released these ZEN Aurvana earphones, which are said to block out 90% of ambient noise. The $100 phones are apparently first being released in Singapore. But they should be available in the U.S. soon because they are already featured prominently on Creative’s site. The earphones weigh just 13g, making them the lightest in their class according to Creative, …

Stirling Power Electric Cooler by Coleman

This is a very efficient electric cooler based on the free piston Stirling cycle that will maintain freezing temps even in a hot car. The power consumption is only 24 watts. It’s quiet, lightweight and works great. It’s more practical than the portable compressor or propane based freezers. According to Cool Tools, these coolers are quite reliable and last many …

Organic Pet Food

Is organic pet food efficient? It is indeed — just like people, animals need high quality food to remain healthy. The major problem with the content of conventional pet foods is the use of “animal byproducts” which are low-grade wastes from the beef and poultry industry. Natural pet foods are minimally processed and are preserved with natural substances, such as …

Syzmo: The First 100% Organic Energy Drink

Syzmo is the first energy drink to be certified 100% organic. The drink contains no artificial colors and flavors, and contains no preservatives. It is sweetened with organic blue agave nectar. (We’ve featured agave nectar in a previous post.) The nectar is composed of 90% fructose sugars and 10% glucose sugars. Because fructose is 42% sweeter to the human brain …

Finding Local Organic Food: The Eat Well Guide

It can be tricky to find organic food, that is grown or raised within a hundred mile radius of your home. Luckily, there a couple of online resources to help in this endeavor. The Eat Well Guide is a free directory of sustainably raised meat, poultry, dairy and eggs from farms, stores and restaurants in the US and Canada. You …

1000 Suns From Huge Concentrating Dish

Israel’s National Solar Energy Center will start testing a 400 square meter (4,300 sq ft) solar collecting dish. The huge dish is capable of achieving 1000 suns — it can concentrate the intensity of the sun’s energy by a factor of a thousand. The dish is lined with 216 mirrors, but not more than a quarter will be uncovered to …

Energy Efficient Black Lights: Ultraviolet LEDs

LED flashlights are now available in the ultraviolet frequency range. These flashlights have the same longevity and durability of other LED lamps. Some of the ultraviolet flashlights on the market are the Inova X5 Ultraviolet (made with anodized aluminum) and the hefty Streamlight Twin Task. You can see many other types listed on this page.

Efficient Lubricant: Jojoba Oil

You’ve probably heard of Jojoba oil being used in cosmetics, but it’s also a great substitute for petroleum-based lubricants, which tend to be strong smelling and polluting. Jojoba is the best alternative because it is a natrual liquid wax that never goes rancid. Use it as you would a petroleum lubricating oil, such as for stuck doors, squeaky hinges and …