These designer LED light bulbs are so striking that you can almost forgive them for not being powered by lasers. Almost.
We all take electricity for granted. We're doing it right now, as I'm typing this on my computer and you're reading it on yours. But forget about electricity; much of the developing world doesn't even have a reliable source of light after sunset. The LuminAID could help change that.
In the future, everything levitates. Why? Because levitation is damn cool, that's why. You don't need a time machine, though: this is a levitating lamp that you can go buy right now to impress your friends and utterly confuse your enemies.
Researchers at Sandia National Labs have mixed four different diode lasers to produce a warm, bright white light that they say is just as good as incandescents and better than LEDs. Laser light bulbs, here we come!
So, you want a lamp that's got a bit more character than your standard-issue lighting source. Well, it doesn't get much more unique than this stunning Nuke Lamp.
If you agree that the double helix is sadly absent from modern design, then look no further than Karim Rashid's DNA lighting. Created for the Italian manufacturing firm SLIDE, these spiral LEDs remind us that lighting can be fun.
They may make you want to gouge your eyes out with a pointed stick, but flickering office lights are learning how to transmit data like a Wi-Fi network, while saving you money at the same time.
Lighting on footwear is typically limited to those blinking LEDs on little kids' sneakers. But these illuminated high heels are a different — and much more chic — animal.
This would be an easy way keep your living space feeling fresh: get wallpaper that changes. Of course, you'll also have to flood your room with red, green or blue light.
You might think this is some kind of solar array, but high-end designer Philippe Starck tells us this is the lamp of the future. He's named it Light Photon, and this limited-run lighting fixture is made of high-grade stainless steel...