I get a metric ton of emails from LED manufacturing companies located all over the world. You know the ones – if you’ve ever done a search on Google for “lighting” or entered your email address into a subscription list, you’ve probably gotten spammed with something like this: Dear Sir: It has been long time […]
So last night I was lying in bed looking at the news, and all of the sudden I click on something that to me read as “prison inmates tattoo eyeballs.” What it actually was completely shocked me, so I figured, hey – I bet JimOnLight readers would LOVE this (or totally despise it), so I […]eye, eyeball tattoo, eyeballs, sclera, vitreous humor, What?, WTF
WARNING: This is really violent and pretty bloody. I listed it here because of its complete lack of sanity. Seriously, consider this a warning. To be completely honest, I am really unsure as to what to say in this situation. Apparently there are ring fights in Japan that are fought with fluorescent tubes. What’s the […]fluorescent lamp, japanese lamp battle, lamp fight, What?
What? Have you ever had a volunteer come to your door with a free compact fluorescent lamp? When my wife and I lived in Oklahoma City, a community program volunteer brought a free compact fluorescent lamp to our house for us to have and use in order to save energy. How nice, right? We thought […]compact fluorescent, Edison Electric, FirstEnergy, FREE, legal, Ohio Public Utilities COmmission, What?
Ok, I know we’ve seen stuff much worse than this in our lifetimes as professionals working with light – but this is pretty stupendously wrong. My buddy Erich Friend, an engineer, safety consultant, and CEO of Teqniqal Systems writes a blog about Theatre Safety at – you guessed it – the Theatre Safety Blog! Erich […]bad, bad practice, duct tape, Erich Friend, Teqniqal Systems, What?
So, sometimes there are things that get marketed to people with lots and lots and lots of money. There are also times when companies develop things that are only achievable by people of a very high income bracket. This specific time might be both of those times together. To be fair, there isn’t a price […]bath, bathroom, bathroom lighting, bathtubs, luxury, Nirvana LED Bath, rich people stuff, What?
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?
In September the European Union will be implementing a ban on frosted incandescent lamps. A ban – on frosted lamps. I don’t really get this, do you? The argument (well, not really an argument, it’s passed) is that clear lamps give off more lumens than frosted lamps. Hold on, what? I’ll write a bit more […]clear glass, Euro Condom, frosted, incandescent lamp ban, incandescents, Ingo Maurer, What?
What? I just read an article about a dress that lights up when a cell call is received. Tennis pro Maria Sharapova recently unveiled the dress for reporters and other photographer-types in front of a store in London. Honestly, I have to say I’m relieved – I was hoping someone would solve this problem as […]cell phone, fashion, Georgie Davies, Maria Sharapova, What?
AiR, or Art in the Room, is a Bandai Corp LED “device” that is a series of 25 little squares, each with an LED and a fan inside and covered with cloth. As you’ll see in the video below, it pulses and undulates in patterns. It’s also $600 bucks. Hmm. Maybe it hypnotizes me into […]AiR, art, Bandai, What?