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Groove Bulb aims to be cheapest LED light

Groove Bulb aims to be cheapest LED light

Competition in the LED bulb market seems to be picking up, with more manufacturers announcing their solutions over the past few days. Add the Groove Bulb to the list, said to consume 85% less electricity than incandescent bulbs but with a lifespan of around 30 years. This particular offering seems to be attacking price too: a 9W bulb (equivalent to a traditional 60W bulb) costs £15.95 (~$25.67).

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Gotham Bicycle Defense Defender creates thief-proof bike light

Gotham Bicycle Defense Defender creates thief-proof bike light

City cyclist rejoice, there's a brand new lamp in town - one made with six high-powered LED bulbs, an aluminum body, and a construction that'll make it impossible to be stolen by thieves. The idea for this light came from its developer's colleague getting hit by a car at night after his lamp had been stolen. The developers of The Defender are former MIT students Slava Menn and Brad Geswein saw the problem and surveyed over 100 bikers around NYC, over a third of them confirming that yes, they'd had a bike light stolen at some point or another. From there, these two fellows created a business called Gotham Bicycle Defense.

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Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light Review

Philips goLITE BLU Energy Light Review

You don't have to have been diagnosed with Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) to come down with the winter blues, or indeed to require some help waking up in the morning or keeping momentum during the day. Philips reckons it has the answer in the shape of the goLITE BLU HF3330/HF3332, a portable light lamp that promises to wake you up refreshed, buoy you during the day, and even help you say goodbye to jetlag. Ambitious claims from a box of LEDs: check out the full SlashGear review after the cut.

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SMU 100 Laser Rifle tested by UK Police

SMU 100 Laser Rifle tested by UK Police

Clearly the times have gotten as strange and terrifying as they're going to get over in the UK and police forces are testing laser rifles that are capable of firing a three meter "wall of light" that temporarily blind anyone who glances upon it. While this may bring up images in your mind of everything from your favorite first person shooter to Magic: The Gathering cards, you should know that this is being reported to be completely non-lethal. This weapon will cost £25,000 per unit and was designed by a former Royal Marine Commando who intended it for use against Somalian pirates. The image you see below this paragraph is not an accurate representation of what the rifle will look like, but a rendering of it's current iteration IS inside this post a bit lower down.

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2013 Ford Mustang has lighted logo projector, shuts down factory

2013 Ford Mustang has lighted logo projector, shuts down factory

When you've got something so utterly groundbreaking as a lamp that projects an image onto the ground beside your car, you know you're about to change the industry - or at least that's what Ford hopes will happen with the 2013 model of the Mustang, complete with running horse under the side mirror. When you head to your car and drop the key in the lock, before you open the door you'll be able to admire nothing less than the classic steed galloping along the ground (not animated, just still) in a projected light image emanating from under your side mirror. Of course there will be other features on the vehicle that you've never heard of before - but who cares when there's awesome lamps to be had?!

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Mini Monkey Light is much cooler than a card in your bike spokes

Mini Monkey Light is much cooler than a card in your bike spokes

Back when I was a kid, the only way to make your bike cooler was to put a bent card of some sort in the spokes so you could sound like a motorcycle. The Mini Monkey Light would have absolutely blown my 10-year-old mind back in the day had it been around. This is a device that attached to the spokes of your bike and when you ride, the light spins and makes some cool graphics.

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Plumen 001 CFL Bulb Wins Design of the Year Award

Plumen 001 CFL Bulb Wins Design of the Year Award

The Plumen 001 lightbulb, which has been described as the "world's first designer energy saving light bulb", has won the Design of the Year Award at the 2011 Brit Insurance Design Awards today. This super-stylish bulb was selected from over 90 shortlisted products on display at the Design Museum in London. So why did the CFL lightbulb win the day?

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Pure Sun Uses Sun’s Rays to Provide Green Light

Pure Sun Uses Sun’s Rays to Provide Green Light

The light itself isn't the color green, but it's certainly less likely to put you in the poorhouse via electricity bills. This is the Pure Sun lamp designed by Denmark-based Igland Design who've billed this object as "a table that doubles as a light source, using only the sun. Well wait a second, couldn't I just open a window? Yes you do have to open a window. Isn't the room then already light? Not if you've got a small window. This seems difficult. It is!

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