1

Philips’ New “Simplicity” LED Bulbs

by Justin Thomas •

The new LED light bulbs from Philips will change color and brightness with one touch, squeeze, or turn. They are also energy efficient and last 10-20 years. Good work. Expect to see these in coming months or years. These LED bulb designs are part of the Philips Sense & Simplicty design project, which the company has been working on for …

Perpetual Light For Your Pedals

by Justin Thomas •

Pedalites are bike pedals with built-in LED lights, powered solely by your pedal power. Pedalites stores the energy in a capacitor, and flashes only when you are moving. It actually flashes white to the front, red to the rear and amber to the side. Available for £49.99 ($87). Via Core77

4

New Wind-Up LED Flashlight: The Illuminator

by Justin Thomas •

I have a “forever flashlight” — the kind that you shake for 20 seconds and get 5-10 minutes of light. This flashlight seems to be an improvement on that idea. It uses three ultra-bright LEDs. One minute of wind-up provides up to one hour of light. It’s available from Amazon.

22

LED Light Bulb Replacements

by Justin Thomas •

LEDs are close to becoming metaefficient alternatives to regular light bulbs, but they are not quite there. Right now the brightest LED bulb is equivalent to a 25W incandescent bulb. The bulb seen here has 36 LEDs and runs on 1W. That means it could run 10 hours a day for a whole year for less than two dollars. It …

4

Efficient Booklight: LightWedge LED

by Justin Thomas •

The LightWedge is another LED book light. We like the night vision-friendly red LED illumination version. The light has two illumination modes, and can be changed at a touch. If it were not made of acrylic, it would be that much more meta-efficient. Takes four AAA batteries. Thanks to Thomas for the tip. Available from: Amazon

1

CMG Bonfire Camplight

by Justin Thomas •

Featuring the latest LED technology, CMG’s 3-ounce Bonfire Tent Light uses a proprietary LED circuit and a three-bulb cluster that will never burn out. Unlike a traditional candle lantern or fuel cell, this lightweight, packable and durable alternative has no open flame, no burning fuel and no breakable glass. Powered by a pair of AA batteries, the Bonfire offers high …

Brunton Lamplight

by Justin Thomas •

The Brunton Lamplight is a tiny but powerful LED-powered lamp and flashlight in one. Brunton managed to focus a single LED light into a highly focused beam with the Lamplight—plenty for finding a trail in the darkness or hunting down the mouse that’s been stealing from your campsite. The Lamplight makes full use of the LED efficiency with 200 hours …