Happy POST-TURKEY-DAY, folks! Â They call this “Black Friday.” Â What a drag!
I hope that you are all having post-tryptophan hangovers like me today – I didn’t get to spend Thanksgiving with my family this year, but I did get to hang out with three of the greatest people I have ever had the chance to know. Â All in all, a great day (I did pretty much nothing most of the day) that ended with food, laughter, and good company.
If you’re on the road on a show this Thanksgiving weekend, I am especially hopeful that you were able to have some good times, laughter, and good company!
In honor of the “Black Friday” deals out there, I wanted to post some Amazon-specific deals on light-related and me-related stuffs for your enjoyment. Â This is the kind of stuff I look at when having some retail therapy!
LET THE LIST BEGIN!
I have the Logitech DiNovo Mini remote, but I’ve been eyeing this one for a few months. Â I have my desktop tower at home powering my 32″ LED TV, and I use it for everything from wysiwyg to watching Netflix and movies. Â The Harmony 1100 is supposed to be pretty freaking awesome.
Coast LED Lenser HP8437 Focusing LED Flashlight X21
1300 lumens. Â Almost 250 hours of battery life. Â 1500 feet on the beam. Â This thing is definitely bad ass, which is also why I want one.
Amprobe ACD-16 PRO 1000A Red and Yellow Data-Logging Clamp-on Multimeter
A simple ammeter? Â Not quite. Â This clamp ammeter also has data logging capabilities, and you can hook it to a PC. Â That, sir, is BA.
WBM 7-Inch Tall Himalayan Natural Crystal Salt Lamp
I like stuff that lights up – this Himalayan Salt Crystal lamp is pretty, it lights up (a bonus), and people claim that when lit, it’s a natural air cleaner. Â I don’t know all about that, but I certainly know that they make pretty light inside your room!
Sekonic L-398A Light Meter (Black)
Everybody needs a goo incident/exposure meter. Â I have a digital one, and I have a nice analogue one as well, with measurement needles and a dial. Â I love to watch the needles quantify light and I love doing the conversions in my head – but you all knew I was a nerd, so it’s all good!
Sinometer Digital 4-Range 200,000 Lux Luxmeter, LX1330B
This inexpensive digital Luxmeter is a good stocking stuffer for any light lover in your life. Â I have one, I’ve used it on a variety of projects with success. Â It reads lux/footcandles, it operates on a silicon diode, and you can use it easily to read incident light or reflected light. Â As students grow and learn about quantifying light, this is a great gift for them to learn the ropes of lighting measurement before going to get a nice Sekonic meter or another brand of your choice. Â I highly recommend this item!
Philips 818655 Imageo CandleLight
This cool little light gadget from Philips is a cross between a low-output battery light and a votive candle with no fire. Â Each “candle” charges in a base station that is build to house all parts of the system. Â It’s kitchy, it’s neat, and they give off a nice, romantic glow.
OXO Candela DemiGlow Rechargeable LED Lights, set of 4
Another LED-powered candle replacement device, the OXO DemiGlow tealights set. Â Same principle – chargeable base which doubles as a holder, nice, soft light, and a small form factor. Â Kitchy? Â Perhaps. Â Interesting and different? Â Of course!
Lumian Design LED Desk Light (built-in night light)
I find the form of this LED desklamp from Lumian Design pretty slimlined and unique – I’ve always been a fan of the shape of certain LED desklamps, especially after getting all gaga over Pablo Pardo’s “Brazzo” desklamp being on the show “Fringe.”
40 Watt – 1910 Edison Style – Nostalgic Antique Light Bulb – FerroWatt 1910N
I love, love, love these remakes of the original “squirrel cage” lamps – the filaments glow bright amber, and they make an excellent addition to ANY room, office, study, restaurant, or what-have-you. Â These lamps are one of my favorite decorative light sources!
Sekonic L-758DR Light Meter (Black)
This is one of the nicer Sekonic exposure meters – and well worth the price. Â Are there nicer ones? Â Of course there are, and at a wide range of prices. Â I’ve always kinda been partial to this model because it was my first light meter. Â The L-758DR does incident readings, reflected readings, and it has a 1Â° spot meter. Â All in all a good package!
Leica DISTO D3 Multi-function Laser Distance Meter
At some point in your life as a lighting professional, you need a good distance meter. Â Those of us working in the business know that Leica distometers are among some of the best. Â That’s really all that needs to be said about Leica distometers. Â If you’re using a Fat Max laser meter or some other equivalent, give the series of Leica distometers a try. Â I highly recommend them!
Fenix PD30R2 6 Level 235 Lumen LED Flashlight
The Fenix PD30 is a bright little flashlight! Â 235 field lumens, and several different modes make this a pretty cool addition to the road case.
Multi-Color E27 LED Light bulb w/ Remote
I get a fair amount of grief for posting this little E27 RGB LED spot with remote, but I don’t care – I have five of these little lamps, and they do just fine for the application they were designed for – residential pizazz lighting! Â I have a few of them in uplight cans in my office lighting up my wall, I have a few at home in downlight cans to light up my apartment wall, and they’re a lot of fun. Â The remote that comes with the lamp has several modes, colors, and intensity controls. Â It’s a cheap little RGB LED spot, and I like it a lot.
Philips 69143/60/48 LivingColors Generation 2 Translucent Changing LED Lamp with Remote
I bought one of these Philips LivingColors generation 2 LED fixtures a few months ago, and I have it sitting atop of the bookshelf in my office. Â It’s bright (really bright for its size), the remote includes a color picker and several hundred built-in color change settings, and as of today (November 26, 2010) it’s down 30 bucks on the Amazon site. Â Check it out!
Philips 818564 LivingColors Mini Color-changing LED Ambiance Light, White
The Philips LivingColors Mini is the step-down from the larger, more expensive model above. Â The remote is built-in to the side of the fixture as you see above, and it’s not clear like the original LivingColors series fixtures. Â Still, a pretty cool and bright addition to whatever room you decide to color up!
Logitech diNovo Mini
This is the remote I currently have for interfacing my home desktop, which is the main computer I use for WYG, watching movies and TV shows, and rocking iTunes in my apartment. Â This little thing is so freaking cool – if you use your home desktop like I use mine, it is a pretty efficient keyboard/mouse replacement. Â Don’t get me wrong, you’re not gonna want to use this for word processing or anything like that, but it is certainly pretty great.
This is a short list, but I hope it was helpful! Check back for more lists as we get closer to Christmas! Â Happy Black Friday, everybody! Â I hope you find some sick deals!