lighting

LED lighting system remote controlled from BlackBerry

LED lighting system remote controlled from BlackBerry

It's still early days for LED home lighting systems; they're certainly more flexible and, in some cases, efficient than traditional lighting, but for now they're seen as a niche product.  Buying off-the-shelf is limited, so usually your choice is to pay for a custom install or build the whole rig yourself; this Instructable goes for the latter, and details a homebrew system that's either controlled by what's on the TV or remotely via the owner's BlackBerry.  Make sure to check out the video of the set-up in action after the cut!

The Blender Lamp makes use of broken blenders

The Blender Lamp makes use of broken blenders

If you have an old blender that is no longer working and you enjoy quirky lighting, this DIY project might be something to try out. This would be especially cool if you managed to snag a slightly more retro blender off of eBay or if you knew someone with one just lying around.

The Retro Rocket Lamp uses old jet engine parts

The Retro Rocket Lamp uses old jet engine parts

Many of us, no matter how old we get, will still love rockets and everything Sci-Fi. Especially the more shiny type things. This very retro rocket lamp actually uses an old jet engine igniter can to give it that vintage look.

Wall Mounted LED Lamp in the form of throwing stars

Wall Mounted LED Lamp in the form of throwing stars

If you haven't felt quite enough like a ninja lately, a bit of quirky lighting might boost your confidence a bit. Especially if it seems sharp and dangerous, okay it might not really be, but it is shiny and designed after a dangerous weapon.

Saitek PK17U Cyborg gaming keyboard – might come alive and blind you with its lights

Saitek PK17U Cyborg gaming keyboard – might come alive and blind you with its lights

This keyboard almost scares me a little, I mean its certainly intimidating to look at. It has too much lighting, I mean there are all the lights and such on the bezel above the keys, and then there are 3 different colors of backlights that can be adjusted in brightness or even mixed in an color combination with the other two colors and then common gaming keys have their own special lighting as well as metal key caps.