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I am really curious as to what planet this Alien light comes from – the Alien Light from Büro für Form looks suspiciously like a sperm. It’s certainly a statement – the fixture is wrapped around the power cable as if it were descending downward (or upward?) in all of its curly protozoa goodness. The […]Alien Light, Büro für Form, sperm, What?
I’ve been following healthcare reform in the United States for the last few months, and no matter what happens, it affects those of us in the lighting industry just like everyone else. There are pros and cons both ways – many of my friends and colleagues in the industries that work freelance have self-insurance, which […]JimOnLight.com, mini-Jim, Polls, readers opinion
Ha, I kid. We Windows users loooove that freaking little paperclip, don’t we… David Wykes and Benoît Colette have produced the Paperclip Lamp – a design that takes the ol’ humble paperclip and turns it into something we don’t rush to click off with our mouse whenever we open Microsoft products. The Paperclip Lamp is […]Benoît Colette, David Wykes, Fixtures, interior, paperclip, paperclip lamp
A company called eMagin has gotten more millions to work on some OLED technology. It’s not going into illumination for buildings, medical technology, or anything like that – it’s going to make some new night vision goggles for the military. Oh well, I guess we’ll advance the OLED technology somehow. We borrow all kinds of […]Congressman John Hall, eMagin, military, OLED
Scientists in Indiana (at Purdue University) have created the Spaser – a nanolaser that is the smallest of its kind, ever. The press release from Purdue University is below – please check it out! This technology could revolutionize many dervices, including computing. Check it out: WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.: Researchers have created the tiniest laser since […]Laser, Medgadget, nanotech, Purdue University, Spaser
Thien Nguyen, a designer out of UQAM in Montreal, has created the Flexy Light – a fixture that uses folded heavy paper as the shade/diffuser source. The packaging itself uses a little waste (the label band that runs along the outside), but once that is removed, the shade can be spread open into whatever configuration […]designer, Fixtures, Flexy Light, Montreal, packaging, Thien Nguyen, UQAM, Young Package 2009 Design Contest
Have you ever had one of those camping showers? I used to have one that held about five gallons – it was a black plastic bag that got hung in the sun, and it was generally pretty lame. The handle was too stretchy, the bag got so freaking hot that you would just scald yourself […]camping, hot, outdoor, Solar, solar shower, water
For the life of me, I cannot figure out where I found thislink, but I just came across a video from a UK public service announcement on children playing around electrical service substations. Talk about dramatic, and freaky! But seriously kids, stay out of these places, you’ll die. Check out the video:1979, children, danger, electricity, PSA, public service announcement, substation, television